June 5, 2016 – Lancaster, PA

3rd Annual MakersFest

Street festival celebrating making & makers

The 300 Block of North Queen Street, Lancaster || Community hub and the premier shopping district in Lancaster.

The 300 Block of North Queen Street is home to the Pennsylvania Guild Store and workshop facility, along with a quirky, eclectic selection of retro, antique and collectibles shops, brand-name fashions, a glass studio, art galleries, casual cafés, and Downtown Lancaster’s only collection of indoor shops. The 300 Block is within walking distance from the Central Market, Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center and Clipper Magazine Stadium. The diverse mix of shops and restaurants coupled with the prime location make the 300 Block a hot-spot destination for tourists and locals alike!

The event will highlight emerging artists but makers at all levels in their careers are welcome!  There will be live music, food trucks, and hands-on activities for all ages that focus on the artistry and ingenuity of making. All the craft on display is the inspired work of the craftsmen in the booth, ranging from ceramics to jewelry, handmade clothing, weaving, artisan furniture, functional objects, and more.

Attention Community Partners!

MakersFest is our street festival celebrating makers & making!  How do you celebrate and support the arts? What’s your mission? Want to be a part of the action? Tell us about your organization!

Apply To be a Community Partner

 Highlights from 2015 include…


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMake a shirt for free

Bring your own blank shirt* with you, and we’ll help you screenprint our “Lancaster City of Makers” design. You get to help. And youll be able to wear it home! Special thanks to Thaddeus Stevens Graphics department for the screenprinting and the Infantree for the designs.

*Fresh, clean, blank, made in USA shirts also available to purchase for $10 while supplies last. Your shirt can be white or color, adult or kid size.


Solder zone, make a pin

Beginning at 10 am, kids* ages 10 and up, can learn how to solder by making a little MakerBot pin. Each budding maker will be individually guided by an expert maker. The budding maker gets a turn soldering together the pin face to the tie-tack, and the red LED lights. Once finished, the robot pin will blink and can be worn home!

*Parent or guardian will need to sign a release. Cost of the lesson and materials is only $5.

Special Activities

Preview the festival


The Event Layout (2015)