Makers welcome at West Virginia Makes Festival

Calling all makers: Prepare to join us Oct. 5 as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) presents the West Virginia Makes Festival - a celebration of ingenuity and creativity to inspire artists, inventors, makers and students of all ages. This year’s fifth-annual festival will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Plaza.

The celebration of making is free and open to everyone. It will feature a Design Challenge for makers to demonstrate their new ideas and skills. Artists, enthusiasts, hackers, hobbyists and students of all ages who enter the Design Challenge are eligible for several awards, including a “Best of Show” grand prize.
Registration for Design Challengers is required so signing up is free and easy. Register today!

In addition to the Design Challenge, activities will include live music, special exhibits and interactive attractions. This year’s sponsors of RCBI’s festival - which again coincides with national Manufacturing Day - include BB&T, the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the Barnes Agency, the Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Edward Tucker Architects, Huntington National Bank, Marshall University Research Corporation and Zeiss.