Jersey Shore Makerfest

The Largest Free Maker Event on the East Coast!

JSMF 5.0 ARRIVES this saturday OCTOBER 12, 2019!

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This Year's 5th Anniversary Theme is:

What is the Jersey Shore Makerfest?

Begun by two Toms River Regional Schools administrators and a handful of other volunteers in October 2015, the JSMF has become an experimental, experiential, educational, non-profit annual community event, a FREE and free-wheeling celebration of creativity and imagination that's equal parts MythBusters, science lab, county fair, and art studio. It consists of 70-100 maker booths and workshops, a drone/RC field, EdTalks, competitive and instructional robotics arenas, and the annual town Green Fair. Over 400 makers and 14,000 attendees have joined us these past four years. Come be part of the fun and learning!


Makerfest is an environmentally conscious event. We strive to use materials that are recycled or recyclable and to minimize waste. Please bring refillables and use our hydration station rather than single use disposable water bottles.

What's New in 2019

After expanding to five spaces in 2018, including our 3200 sf MakersSpace, two gyms full of Robotics, an airfield, a CodeSpace, the ever-expanding town Green Fair, and an EdTalk studio with live interviews and motivational presentations, this year we are creating SkillsSpaces. In celebration of our theme, we'll merge traditional skills with modern high tech through mini workshops on soldering, programming, woodwork, 3D printing, laser cutting, the maker mindset, and more. All free, of course, thanks to our sponsors! (Want to be one? Click below.)

We are excited to have had join us in 2018: 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

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