Rules for Participating Makers 

Expectations. Exhibits shall meet the following requirements: 
  • Feature your DIY process with hands on and/or interactive elements.  
  • Staffed and open during official advertised hours, 10am-3pm.
  • Content shall be appropriate for viewing by all ages (family-friendly).
  • Help promote MakerFest within your networks of friends and organizations (examples, share on Facebook, post on websites and newsletters, etc).    
Age Restrictions. Makers under the age of 16 must have a supervising adult present for the duration of the event. 

Exhibitor Amenities.  
  • A 10’ x 12’ space with one 6’ table, and two chairs are provided. Feel free to bring additional tables/chairs to customize to your needs.  
  • Wi-Fi access.
  • Access to electric outlets is available, but limited. A survey question indicating your need for an outlet will follow.
  • Bring any extension cords and power strips that you may require.  
Arrival and Departure. 
  • Makers may begin setting up at 8am, two hours before the event.  
  • Makers may not begin tear-down until 3:00pm.
  • Areas must be clean and litter free before leaving. 
Merchandise. Makers are permitted to sell items, and promote businesses/organizations; within defined parameters:
  • Makers may not offer food or beverages for sale.  
  • No “Garage Sale” or “flea market” items are allowed.  
  • Space dedicated to merchandise promotion shall not consist of more than one third of the total exhibit area.  
  • All proceeds from sales go to the Maker.
  • Collection, reporting, and payment of Washington State Sales Tax is solely the responsibility of the Maker.  Organizers accept no responsibility for sales tax collection.
  • Organizers reserve the right to remove any item deemed objectionable for any reason.  
Safety & Security.  
  • No smoking or alcoholic beverages permitted at any time.
  • Open flames are strictly prohibited.  
  • No caustic chemicals allowed inside.  
  • No nails, screws, or staples may be put in the walls, floor, or ceiling.
  • Makers are responsible for protecting their property from damage or loss.
  • Walkways must remain clear at all times.  
  • Food preparation is OK for demonstration purposes, but cannot be shared with the public for safety reasons. 
 
Contact the MakerFest planning team at makerfest@piercecountylibrary.org with questions about these requirements.

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