When we decided to hold Makers Fest in November of 2014, we had all of our hopes & dreams caught up in Beach View Farms - this quaint working farm in Manahawkin had it all. On September 19, 2015 our vision was brought to life in a flurry of Makers, Movers & Shakers, reinforcing tenfold the mission behind the festival. In the happy aftermath, we immediately set our sights on Year Two.
The weeks since have been full of triumphs, positive progressions & a loss that will not soon be forgotten. Although The Makers Festival will not return to its birthplace, we are elated to announce that Manahawkin Lake Park will be transformed into a homegrown paradise, full of all the energy you experienced at our first annual event!
Nestled in the heart of Stafford Township right on Manahawkin Lake, this lush space will allow for The Makers Fest to create the landscape of our imaginations. With nearly double the square footage to work with, the Hosts & Creative Team are already conspiring for new attractions. We are overwhelmed with anticipation for Makers 2.0 and can not wait to celebrate our local artisans on September 17, 2016!