I'm a Maker. How Can I Participate in Makerfest?

Our Makers make Makerfest... magnificent! (Try saying that three times fast.) We've had an incredible variety of over 300 individuals and organizations in the past four years who've shared their imaginations, products, missions, and activities, delighting and enlightening attendees in myriad ways. In our experience, the best way to get people to know about you is to engage them in doing what you do!

We keep a very open mind to what making is and are always interested in new ideas, but we only select those who a) are aligned with our vision and b) can develop a great maker activity to share. If you think that's you, apply below and let's talk!

Can I Sell Stuff?

As you read in our vision statement, JSMF is not a trade show or exhibit hall. For the first two years, our guidelines prevented such transactions from taking place at the fest, though of course literature could be shared that allowed attendees to contact makers for sales beyond the fest. However, based on "consumer feedback," we have grown more open to limited product sales, provided there is still a hands-on component within the maker concept. If you would like us to consider that, please let us know so we can discuss a plan.

LOGISTICS FOR MAKER travel, arrival, and set up

All registered makers were contacted by phone and an email was sent out Friday Oct 12 with logistics for arrival, set up, and location, including an 8 - 9:30 AM parking pass if you have much to unload. GoogleMap 1245 Old Freehold Road 08753 on your phone to get to the RWJBarnabas Health Arena.


Action Together

American Littoral Society


Applied Inspirations

Army (US)

Lisa "The Inventress" Ascolese

Aviation Explorers Club Post 135

Barnabas Health

Barnegat Bay Partnership

Barnegat Public Schools

Barnes & Noble

Beachplum Quilters

Bergen County Makerspace

Boy Scouts

Brookdale Community College Innovation Network

Bubby's Beanery Coffee Shop

Cattus Island Nature Center


Class Tech Tips, LLC

Community Medical Center



Deep Cut Bonsai

John DiCapua 3D Printer Hacking

Drone Service Systems



Envision Innovative Solutions

Erin Garcia/Hawes


FIRST Robotics

501st Legion (Star Wars reenactors)

Freehold Regional Schools

Friends of Ortley Beach

Future Ready Schools (Jeremy Reich)

Erin Garcia-Hawes

Get In The Spin Fiber Arts

Girl Scouts "Transisters"


Green Technology Club

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Ocean

Ham Radio fest

Hamilton Buhl

Hazlet Schools

Home Depot

Mike "SPINdorato" Indorato and the Flying Arts

InfoAge Science Center


Jersey Coast Amateur Radio

JO's Oyster Garden

Jack Knight Glass Works

KT Office Supply

Let's Invent That

Likeable STEM

Lisa Ascolese "The Inventress"

LEAP Academy

Maker Depot

Manalapan High School Makers

Manasquan H.S. Robotics

Manchester Schools


Mark Rushwald (bonsai artist)

Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School


MIND Research Institute

Model Railroaders

Museum of Interesting Things


National Endowment for the Arts

National Guard STEAM Program

Neptune Public Schools

Neptune Schools Poseidon Cube Club (Rubik's)

NJ Department of Education

NJ Institute of Technology

NJ Makers Day/Piscataway Public Library

NJ Makerspace Association

NJ School Boards Association

Ocean County 4H STEM Club

Ocean County College Grunin Center for the Arts

Ocean County College Makers Club

Ocean County Public Library (TR branch)

Ocean County Modelers (RC)

Ocean County Model Radio Control Club

Ocean County Vocational Schools

Office Depot

Passion Peaces


Robot Revolution

Ron Post Surveying

Rutgers University

Save Barnegat Bay

Mike Schiarappa's Baseball V-Cards


South Jersey Maker Meetup




Toms River Arts Community (TRAC) and Business Improvement District (BID)

Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention

Toms River Environmental Commission

Toms River Green Team

Toms River Rocks!


Tuckerton Seaport

US Army

Venturing Crew 129


Vintage Computer Federation

Vorpal Robotics

WAGS Robotics

Nick Woetko Cosplay Designs


Zoom Balloons

Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation