About Hattiesburg Mini Maker Faire

The Hattiesburg Mini Maker Faire will take place on February 2, 2019 at the Hattiesburg Train Depot in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The event will be a one-day celebration of the southern culture of do-it-yourselfers, the thriving art community, Making in education, and innovative Making in Southeast Mississippi.

Hub City Makers is a thriving group of Makers and Maker educators promoting Making in the Hattiesburg area and throughout South Mississippi.

Hattiesburg Train Depot

The Hattiesburg Depot is at the heart of downtown is located in the City’s oldest historic district. The restoration of the depot has provided a catalyst for reinvestment and growth in downtown and surrounding historic districts.

In 1910, Southern Railway Company constructed its Hattiesburg Depot- an impressive black structure designed in the Italian Renaissance style. The loading platform was nearly three city blocks long and was covered by a 924 foot-long canopy. It was the largest and most architecturally significant of the city’s three passenger depots and would remain in continuous use from that point on. The Hattiesburg Train Depot holds the Heritage Award of Excellence awarded by the Mississippi Heritage Trust for historic restoration.

About Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2018 celebrated its thirteenth annual show with some 800+ exhibits and 90,000 people in attendance.  World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in nine years to 900+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Forty larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few—and over 170 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 43 other countries around the world.

About Make: Magazine

Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.  Download a free issue here.

Besides the magazine and the faire, Make: is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, makezine.com/blog.
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instruction;
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.