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County of San Mateo Declares May 30th & 31st Maker's Weekend

Send Us a Photo for a Chance to Win 2 Weekend Passes

By Mary Rotman
May 22, 2009

As this year's Maker Faire gets ready to launch, San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom has declared May 30th & 31st "Maker's Weekend".

"I'm delighted that Maker Faire has chosen to return to San Mateo County and the Event Center. This will be a great weekend for all the creative folks of Northern California and those who visit," said Groom. "America has such a thirst right now for creative self-expression and there's an incredible need for out-of-the-box innovation. Maker Faire embodies the best of both these worlds in a way that's smart and fun. We couldn't be happier to welcome Maker Faire to San Mateo and to declare May 30th & 31st, Maker's Weekend."

This two-day, family-friendly event invites everyone to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play, and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

This year's theme is Re-Make America, inspired by President Obama's all to "begin again the work of remaking America," and will celebrate those whom he declared are "the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things."

Interested in attending Maker Faire for free? Email a picture of your DIY (do-it-yourself) project to press@oreilly.com and we'll enter you into a random drawing for 2 adult weekend tickets for this year's Maker Faire, held May 30-31, at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds.

For more information about Maker Faire, see makerfaire.com.

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