An Interactive Celebration of Creativity and Ingenuity

RVA MakerFest is an annual festival bringing together a wide range of local innovators and hobbyists, with hands-on demonstrations in science, art, technology, engineering, sustainability, food, music, crafts, fashion and more.

RVA Makes

Why shop RVA makers this holiday season? Not only are you getting unique and memorable handcrafted gifts, but you're also investing in your local communities, helping small businesses to grow and add jobs. Click on the thumbnails below to visit the online storefronts of some of your favorite makers from RVA MakerFest.

RVA MakerFest is not liable for the accuracy or availability of products on the Maker websites above. All transactions and remedies made based on this information are between you and the Maker. RVA MakerFest makes no claims or warranties of any kind.

RVA MakerFest 2015

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Saturday October 3, 2015

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About RVA MakerFest

RVA MAKERFEST, is a pending Virginia nonstock corporation consisting of volunteers from a number of Richmond-area companies and groups. As an organization, the goals of RVA MakerFest are:

  • To break down the silos between existing makers and maker groups to encourage a collaborative DIY community in Metro Richmond.
  • Inspire all Richmonders to embrace tinkering and creation as paths to learning and innovation
  • To advance the STEAM disciplines--science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics--among children to seed more makers

Questions? Contact Us.

Meet the RVA MakerFest Leadership Committee

  • Larkin Garbee - 804RVA
  • Allen Chamberlain - The Collegiate School
  • Melanie Barker - The Collegiate School
  • Corey Lane - The Martin Agency
  • Mary Arritt - The Martin Agency
  • Kim Mahan - MAXX Potential
  • Kyle Lucia - Phoenix Handcraft
  • Chuck English - The Science Museum of Virginia

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