Today (and yesterday) was the 5th annual Maker Faire (yes, that's really how they spell it). This fair comes around once a year and tours cities such as: San Mateo, Austin, New York, Detroit and Ann Arbor.
This 2 day festival celebrates DIY crafts, inventions, tinkering. There really is a "if you can dream it, you can do it" spirit to this event. No idea is too crazy or too difficult. There are a ton of inventions and such outdoors, and best of all you can ride/touch/see up close most of these over the top creations.
There's also a cool unique craft fair....this is not your grandmother's...or even mother's crafts fair. From fuzzy neon bear hats to baby clothes, they have it all. After 3 years of waiting, I finally broke down and purchased a meat pillow. Again, if you can dream it......someones probably already made it.
Great for all ages, this truely is an event that should not be missed.
There's also a great selection of food and treats there. The prices are average "fair prices" (ie $5 for a lemonaid, etc). This year, they had the largest batch of paella I've ever seen.
I'm already looking forward to 2011!