Hello everyone,

Maker Faire Wayne County is 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.

Maker Faire Wayne County 2022 is a wrap!  Thanks for being part of the action.  Stay tuned when we announce the next offering!


The first annual Amazing Maker Award Projects are here!  This juried competition highlights the creative and technical contributions of makers, as well as their social impact on a global scale.  Join us celebrating all types of makerhood while also rewarding some truly spectacular work.  Community voting has finished, but you can review all of the fascinating submissions here!


Upcoming Maker Faires

Maker Faire Tulsa                         August 27, 2022              Tulsa, Oklahoma

Trieste Maker Faire                       September 3 + 4, 2022   Trieste, Italy

Maker Fair Tokyo                          September 3, 2022         Tokyo, Japan

Des Moines Maker Faire              September 5, 2022         Des Moines, Iowa

Maker Faire Miami                        September 10, 2022       Miami, Florida

Maker Faire Louisville                  September 10, 2022       Louisville, Kentucky


Local Makers

We are proud to showcase Ohio makers who are participating in Maker Faire Wayne County 2022!  One of these is Jamie Hoy, owner of Jamie’s Custom Cutting.  He loves working with his hands and making quality products that are useful to people.  Jamie developed his own products which include a variety of cutting boards for kitchen use and other wooden items.  Jamie uses hardwoods including walnut, maple, cherry and oak.  Each board is handmade and finished in his shop.

Jamie received funds for a SawStop table saw which is much safer than your average table saw.  If the blade is touched by your hand, it stops and the blade drops below the table. You get to keep your fingers and avoid a potential serious injury.  A Maker Faire Wayne County, Jamie brought many interesting creations including cutting boards, ruler racks for quilters, coasters, game tile racks, and more.  To learn more of Jamie and his craft, visit jamiescustomcutting.com


Another person who participated in Maker Faire Wayne County is Abigail Morgan of A Crafty Creation.  Her project that was presented at Maker Faire Wayne County is take-home charm kits with instructions given to children and any other participant.  She presented the process of how her products are made and demonstrated how to put together charms as well.  Abigail brought a variety of decor and clearance sale from previous shows, but the mainstream was her polymer clay and resin jewelry/accessories.  She had a blast spreading creativity at maker faire!

As portrayed by the above photo, Abigail’s mom is one of her closest friends and supporters.  Abigail is also a full time student at Orrville High.  She takes pride in her business and leadership skills, along with productivity in Girl Scouts and church volunteer work.  Her goal is to spread creativity in everyday student and adult life, preaching the benefits it’s had on herself and others.


Rounding out our makers who participate in Maker Faire Wayne County are students of Wooster High School’s Wooster Robotics Competition Teams and other engineering students.  At Maker Faire Wayne County, they setup a robot arena to demonstrate robots built for the VEX Robotics 2022 game called “Tipping Point”.  The team set-up a 12’ x 12’ field and demonstrated the robots that would be competing.


If you would like to know more about Jamie’s Custom Cutting, Abigail’s Crafty Creations, or Wooster High School’s Robotic Competition Teams, please reply to this email.


For a complete list of awesome makers who attended Maker Faire Wayne County click here!


Until next week,