New venue for annual Innisfil Makerfest July 14

The senses will be stimulated at this year’s Makerfest event.

Along with all of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) information, the event ties in with Cookstown’s community picnic.

The annual Makerfest is July 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Cookstown branch of the Innisfil IdeaLAB and Library.

“It’s a great way to find out about things in the local community,” librarian Melissa Harris said. “We have amazing, talented people here and you can come and see what they make or do.”

This is the fourth annual , which explores the high and low tech worlds of robotics and more.

This year’s event includes a silver jewelry maker, a piñata maker, a virtual reality station, augmented reality colouring, 3D printed remote controlled cards, leather making, entertainment by the Fitzees, precious stone bracelets and library kits like the Lego WeDo, little Bits and Snap Circuits.

Harris noted the change in venue at the Cookstown branch at hosting it for the first time.

“We recently put a smaller version of the hack lab in Cookstown and you are able to check out a skill or go to tinker workshops,” Harris said.

The bonus is the splash pad should be running for this year’s Makerfest.