Jersey Shore Makerfest

An Original NJ Maker Event Free for All

jSMF 4.0 ARRIVES Saturday October 20, 2018 10AM-4PM

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 250 makers and 10,000 attendees have joined us in our first three years. Come be part of the fun and learning!

NEW FOR 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 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 joining us this year: Action Together, American Littoral Society, Apple, Applied Inspirations, Barnegat Bay Partnership, Barnes and Noble, Beachplum Quilters, Boy Scouts of America, Cosplay by Nick Woetko, Ctrl-V, Deep Cut Bonsai, Deloitte Consulting, John DiCapua 3D Printer Hacking, EverFi, FIRST Robotics, 501st Legion (Star Wars), Friends of Ortley Beach, Erin Garcia-Hawes, Get in the Spin, Girl Scouts Transisters, Greater TR Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, Ham Radio Fest, Hamilton-Buehl, Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Club, glass artist Jack Knight, Let's Invent That, Likeable STEM, Maplewoodshop, Manalapan High School, Mike Schiarappa, Microsoft, 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 Parks & Rec, Ocean County Vocational Schools, Passion Peaces, Poseidon Cube Club, Robomov, Rutgers Creation of Games Society, Safety Third Drones, Save Barnegat Bay, South Jersey Maker Meetup, SPINdorato, Teq, 3Dducators, Toms River Green Team, Toms River Regional Schools (including our MiniMaker village for PreK-2), Vintage Computer Federation, Vorpal Robotics, WAGS Robotics, and Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation (as of 10/3) !!!

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