Garages aren’t just where we park our cars and hang our tools. They are where we build ships in bottles and refinish antique furniture, where our music becomes our passion, and who knows, they may be where we invent something that could one day change the world. Garages are where we do it ourselves. The 1st annual Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture is an event that spotlights that home-grown creativity, including yours! Maker Faire, an event that started in San Mateo, California in 2006, has spawned a number of Maker Faires across the country. Its purpose is to showcase the ingenuity of regular people – the tinkerers and thinkers, the experimenters and the builders. It includes those folks in their garages, but also the DIYers in their basements, gardens, and kitchens too. The Maker Faire features all sorts of interesting inventions, contraptions, and technologies and allows you the opportunity to unleash your own inner inventor. The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture is an event for the whole family. The event will be held October 1 and 2, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Pavilion at Headwaters Park, 333 South Clinton Street. Adult tickets are $10 for one day and $20 for the weekend; student tickets are $8 for one day and $16 for the weekend; youth tickets are $5 for one day and $10 for the weekend. Special pricing will be available for those who attend Brickworld at the Grand Wayne Center, also being held this weekend. For more information, visit http://www.visitfortwayne.com/event/fort-wayne-regional-maker-faire. Be sure to stay tuned for Part II – Brickworld!