Jersey Shore Makerfest

An Original NJ Maker Event Free for All

October 20, 2018 4TH ANNUAL JSMF A HUGE SUCCESS!

Tentative Date for Makerfest 5 is October 12, 2019

What is the Jersey Shore Makerfest?

Begun in October 2015, the JSMF is an experimental, experiential, educational, and non-profit annual community event, a FREE and free-wheeling celebration of creativity and imagination that's part MythBusters, science lab, county fair, and art studio. It consists of 70-100 maker booths and workshops, a drone/RC field, an EdTalk studio with live interviews and motivational presentations, competitive and instructional robotics arenas, and the annual town Green Fair. Over 350 makers and 13,000 attendees have joined us these past four years. Come be part of the fun and learning!

WHAT WAS NEW IN 2018

Expanded RoboSpace (now two gymnasiums!) with FIRST Robotics challenges and a new Coding Collaboratory

Expanded outdoor Green Fair with Toms River United Sustainability Team (TRUST)

Hourly MakeIt Challenges with prizes and local fame, open to all (sign up upon arrival)

This year we are supporting the Fall Harvest Arts Festival in the quintessential downtown of scenic Toms River (2 miles south of us) with a free shuttle bus between the two events, co-sponsored by Community Medical Center. Come to town and make a day of it!!


We are excited to have had join us this year: Action Together, American Littoral Society, Apple, Applied Inspirations, Barnegat Bay Partnership, Barnes and Noble, Beachplum Quilters, Boy Scouts of America, Bubby's Beanery, Community Medical Center, Cosplay by Nick Woetko, Ctrl-V, Deep Cut Bonsai, Deloitte Consulting, John DiCapua 3D Printer Hacking, Envision Innovative Solutions, EverFi, FIRST Robotics, 501st Legion (Star Wars), Friends of Ortley Beach, Erin Garcia-Hawes, Get in the Spin, Girl Scouts Transisters, Habitat for Humanity, Ham Radio Fest, Hamilton-Buehl, glass artist Jack Knight, Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Club, Let's Invent That, Likeable STEM, Manalapan High School, Maplewoodshop, Mike Schiarappa's V-cards, Microsoft, Museum of Interesting Things, National Guard STEAM Program, the NJ Department of Education Office of STEM and Innovation, NJ Institute of Technology, NJ Makers Day, Ocean County College Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County Library, OC 4-H STEM Club, OC Modelers (RC planes), Ocean County Vocational Schools, Passion Peaces, Poseidon Cube Club, Robomov, Save Barnegat Bay, South Jersey Maker Meetup, SPINdorato and the Flying Arts, Teq, 3Dducators, Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention, Toms River Green Team, Toms River Regional Schools (including the MiniMaker Corner for PreK-2 and the VR Village at our main booth), TRSTV, Vintage Computer Federation, Vorpal Robotics, WAGS Robotics, Zoom Balloons, and Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation

Contact us at jsmakerfest@gmail.com