$10,000 in cash prizes! Adult & youth categories

FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 2023
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Calling all makers! The West Virginia Makes Festival, the state and region’s largest maker fair, returns Friday, October 6, 2023!  Our 10th annual festival on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington promises to be bigger and better than ever! Join our celebration of creativity and ingenuity in all forms. Show off your innovations, inventions or other creative endeavors and compete for prizes, including cash! See awe-inspiring demonstrations. Participate in hands-on making activities for people of all ages. Listen to some rocking music! The fun is free!


Design Challenger
Bring your inventions, innovations or other creations, show festival goers what you’ve made and compete for cash and other prizes.

Exhibitor/Activity Provider
Showcase your creations or services you offer to support makers and/or provide hands-on activities for attendees. 

Individual/Group Attendee
Bring yourself, family or friends – or a large group of students and enjoy  hours of interactive making in a multitude of forms.

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