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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Main Office (Macon County)
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Email: uie-dmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (DeWitt County)
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Piatt County)
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Decatur Maker Fest – Call for Makers

The Decatur Maker Fest – a day of excitement, idea sharing and exploring – is taking applications for makers and exhibitors for the 2017 event. If you love to tinker, create and make, we invite you to share your talents, ideas and interests with other like-minded individuals interested in the do-it-yourself movement. More than 1,000 adults and children attended the Decatur Maker Fest in 2016.

What kinds of makers are we looking for? Anyone involved in 3D printing, homemade foods, household products, unique gardening and horticulture ideas, drones, art and sculpture, new inventions, robotics, music, crafts, computer programming and much more! If you enjoy showing others how to do what you do, then we want YOU! Exhibitors must be willing to demonstrate part of their craft during the event and have a handout with instructions or web link so participants can replicate what they see. There is no fee to be a maker at Decatur Maker Fest. If in addition to demonstrating a craft you would like to sell your creations, makers are welcome to have items for sale on display. However, the Decatur Maker Fest requires a commission totaling 10% of your gross sales. The commission is due before you leave the event and must be either cash or check.

Decatur Maker Fest will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am – 3pm at the Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur. If you are interested in registering as a maker for the 2017 Decatur Maker Fest, please visit go.illinois.edu/dmp. For questions, please contact Amy Leman at 217.877.6042. The deadline to apply as a maker is April 1, 2017.

Decatur Maker Fest is coordinated by University of Illinois Extension, Decatur Area Arts Council, Millikin University, Children’s Museum of Illinois and Macon Makers. If you have questions or need more details, please call Amy Leman at 217.877.6042 or visit go.illinois.edu/dmp to register as an exhibitor.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.877.6042.

Local Contact: Amy Leman, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Metro, bunselme@illinois.edu