ATTEND

Tickets

Maker Faire Atlanta will once again be free in 2014, but we will be using an online ticketing system called EventBrite to help us get a good head count of attendees. We’ll be creating the event on EventBrite soon, so please check back later in the year to secure your tickets.

When

Maker Faire Atlanta 2014 will be taking place over the weekend of October 4 and 5. On Saturday, October 4, the Faire will be open from 10am-5pm. On Sunday October 5, we will be open from 12pm to 5pm.

Where

Maker Faire Atlanta 2014 will be taking place in Downtown Decatur this year! We will have two main exhibition areas set up south of Decatur Square.  Exhibition Area A will be in the large parking lot beside the Calloway Building and Exhibition Area B will be along both sides of N McDonough Street near Decatur High School. The best address to feed your GPS will be: 125 W Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030. That will put you at the parking deck right across the street from Exhibition Area A.

MARTA

We would love for you to choose MARTA if at all possible. We have limited parking, so everyone that takes public transportation frees up a space for someone who can’t!

  1. Take the eastbound MARTA train to the Decatur MARTA station
  2. Take the Swanton Way exit out of the station
  3. Walk west towards the gazebo and then south on N McDonough Street (heading towards Decatur High School) until you run into the Faire!

Where to Stay

We made the decision to avoid getting group rates at hotels around town because they lock you into a contract that requires you to fill a certain amount of the rooms in your block, and we just don’t have enough data to back up how many rooms we might need. Here are the hotels closest to the Faire, and some sample rates, but remember that because this event is so close to a MARTA rail line, as long as you stay close to any of MARTA’s stops, it’ll be easy to get to the Faire.

Courtyard Decatur, 130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur GA, 404-371-0204, 0.2 miles from venue, $169/night

Super 8 Decatur, 917 Church St, Decatur, GA, 404-378-3765, 0.6 miles from venue, $68/night

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2183 North Decatur Rd, 404-320-0888, 2.0 miles from venue, $145/night

University Inn at Emory, 1767 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA, 1-800-654-8591, 2.4 miles from venue, $115/night

Parking

Thanks to our new Decatur location, parking will be easier than ever before!  For those of you driving to the Faire, there is a parking deck that will be open, cheap, and an incredibly short walk to the Faire (right across the street!). Plug 125 W Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030 into your GPS for directions to the parking deck.

Food, Drink, and Restrooms

Having our Faire in Downtown Decatur means that you are within easy walking distance from a huge variety of restaurants and shops. Find a list of the food choices in the Decatur area here - we highly recommend you support these local spots.  As for restrooms: this year, we will have porta-potties convenient to both exhibition areas.

22 Responses to ATTEND

  1. i really want tickets for three!!! am i too early??!!

  2. Not at all! Once we get the EventBrite system up, you’ll be able to get as many tickets as you’d like! Check back about a month before the Faire – I hope to have that all up by then.
    -David

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  4. What is the time of the event. We have plans until mid afternoon, but wanted to try to come by.

  5. Are dslr cameras allowed?

  6. Can I bring my dog? Does it help that he is named Tesla?

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  10. Whoop Whoop! Can’t wait for this awesome event to be in Decatur this year!

    Great Makers within walking distance of great restaurants and bars. Perfect.

  11. Is there a recommended or sponsoring hotel or one that is specifically giving discounts for that weekend? I am coming from out of town.

    • Hey Jim – we’re still working on securing those kinds of deals. Check back in…about a week and see if more details are available.

  12. Carmen Gianforte

    Hi,
    I am interested in 3D printing. Can you tell me if there are any 3D printer or 3D scanner organizations or companies that will be represented at the Atlanta maker Faire?

    Thanks

    Carmen

    • Hey Carmen – there will most certainly be plenty of 3D Printers to be found at the Faire. We don’t have any companies signed on at the moment, but we will have plenty of Makers that use 3D Printers in the course of their making. 3D Scanners will likely be less represented, but you should be able to find a few of them at the Faire as well. Our list of accepted Makers (http://makerfaireatl.com/2014-makers-2/) grows every week – keep an eye on it, and you should be able to identify who uses the equipment you’re interested in.
      Thanks,
      David

    • Carmen at least one manufacturer will be there and there are usually at least half a dozen or more being demonstrated at the faire. Hy-Rel is the local Atlanta area manufacturer and they are signed up already to be at the faire.

      Steve

  13. Hello!

    I’m the community outreach coordinator for Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb. This seems like a great opportunity/event for us to have a booth. Would you agree (i’m asking honestly because i wouldn’t want to overstep!). Let me know, thank you!

  14. Please send me an invite for tickets. Thanks so much!

  15. Kimberly Winston

    Where do I go to get tickets for three?

  16. Excited for October!

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