logo: Windsor-Essex Mini Maker FaireOrganizers of the Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire are looking for vendors for the March 24 event.

Celebration of creativity and hands-on learning looking for vendors

The Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire returns to Windsor on Sunday, March 24, and organizers are looking for vendors for the event. A maker faire is a family-friendly event that celebrates technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and making of all kinds.

Vendors who spotlight invention, creativity, curiosity and/or hands-on learning, can apply for the event and help inspire the community. There is no cost to be a vendor (no sales are allowed), but interactivity is the goal.

“We gather fascinating people who love sharing what they can do,” says organizer Sydney Thompson, program lead at the University of Windsor’s EPICentre.

“Last year we had naturalists and inventors and crafters all in one place, showing visitors how things worked and inviting them to try it out. It’s not just for the kids, though — everyone gets to participate.”

Citizens with hobbies, experiments, or projects they want to share should apply by Feb. 25 on the Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire website, windsoressex.makerfaire.com. Selected applicants will then showcase their experience to the public on March 24 at the SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. E. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.