June 14, 2015 – Lancaster, PA

2nd Annual MakersFest

Street festival celebrating making & makers

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will host the second annual MAKERSfest on the 300 block of N. Queen St. on Sunday, June 14 from 10 am to 4 pm. This street festival celebrates the beauty of a finished object, as well as the act of making. The Guild invites everyone to come for the day, to start making craft, to acquire a piece from a master craftsman, and revel in the creative expression of music, food, art, craft, and more.

The event features more than 50 craftsmen, 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.

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Make this shirt for free

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

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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.

Sheep To Shawl

Sheep-to-shawl demo

Have you ever seen a sheep* in the middle of the street in Lancaster? Probably not. Here’s your chance. Discover the process of harvesting the wool, spinning to yarn, and then creating knitted and weaved objects with the Red Rose 4-H Fiber Artists. We’re eager to explain more. Meet Verna the sheep, and learn more about this rich, deep-rooted craft tradition.

*The sheep will not be sheared during the event.

 

Special Activities

Preview the festival

 


The Event Layout

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