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Author Topic: (Lafayette, LA) Steampunk and Makers Fair - November 5 & 6, 2016  (Read 1302 times)

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« on: September 29, 2016, 11:25:22 pm »

(Lafayette, LA) - All aboard for the Airship to the 2016 Steampunk and Makers Fair

The Steampunk and Makers Fair is part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by hosted by Cite des Arts and the Lafayette Science Museum to showcase and celebrate science, technology, education, art and mathematics. Steampunk celebrates 19th century science fiction fun in the modern world.
STEAMPUNKERS are diverse innovators - many come and make and showcase their own music, stories, art, costumes and creative 19th century paraphernalia. Making things has been around a long time but the Makers Movement is modern.

MAKERS are diverse innovators - many come and make and showcase their own work, designs, and inventions. The Steampunk and Makers Fair is a unique blending of the two groups that represents something new and unique and that is educational fun for the entire family.

As part of our Makers fair, students from Lafayette public & private schools, and students from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette will make impressive presentations of their work. Professional innovators, inventors, designers, teachers, and industry and community leaders will showcase their work through interactive panel discussions, workshops and contests.

This year the Steampunk and Makers Fair will be expanding to two full days of fun and excitement in Parc International. Tickets for the Steampunk and Makers Fair are $5.00 and available online or at the gate. Events held in the Lafayette Science Museum on Saturday November 5, 2016 are free and open to the general public.

The 2016 Steampunk and Makers Fair has been selected as a top 20 event for the Southeastern United States for the Month of November. "The Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast's visitors and residents. Events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region," said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.

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