The fourth annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library and amphitheater. Those who have a creative, innovative project they would love to share with the community — do-it-yourselfers, artists, craftspeople, performers and makers of all ages — are invited to apply online at

Geared towards visitors of all ages and a family-friendly event, the Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is co-organized by the Camden Public Library, Midcoast Magnet and Steel House. Non-commercial makers are offered a free exhibit space with a table, chairs, power and Wi-Fi. Applications will be accepted until July 31.

The Maker Faire is a hands-on festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness intended to inspire the current and future generations of makers and entrepreneurs. Projects or workshops should highlight the process of making and inspire curiosity and wonder in makers of all ages. Organizers are specifically looking for high-tech projects or workshops using Arduinos, 3-D printers, robots, computers or drones, as well as projects that introduce complex technologies (such as DNA extraction) to beginners; projects that showcase our local industries, including marine crafts, marine biology, manufacturing, energy efficiency or tiny or smart homes; urban gardening or food-making projects including aquaculture, cider-pressing, bee-keeping, and brewing or fermenting; projects from artists or tinkerers including those who use recycled materials or found objects; projects from traditional craft makers such as fiber artists, woodworkers, photographers or bike-makers; projects from teen makers who would like to show off a project they’re proud of; and people to run a “Learn to X” booth, where “X” could equal welding, soldering, building a solar hot water heater, code or any skill you would love to share.

Also welcome are projects as-yet-un-thought-of, like the bike-powered cardboard rhinoceros that showed up at the Bay Area Maker Faire. Last year’s Midcoast fair showcased more than 20 local and international makers — a hovercraft, drones, cameras and kites, solar heating, 3-D drawings, ocean biology, modular origami, thermal photographs, costume designing, memoirs and many more. More than 700 people of all ages attended.

For more information, visit the website and check out the Midcoast Mini Maker Faire’s Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or