San Mateo Makers Faire

You don’t need to be a creative genius to know that Caltrain and SamTrans are the smart choices for travelling to the ever-popular Maker Faire event this weekend. 

The family-friendly do-it-yourself gathering at the San Mateo County Event Center will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The event center is a little more than a ½-mile walk from Caltrain’s Hillsdale and Hayward Park stations.

Caltrain’s weekend schedule offers hourly service on Saturdays and Sundays, making all local stops between San Jose and San Francisco. Passengers can also ride the Weekend Baby Bullet train, which makes two daily round-trips and stops at the Hillsdale station. SamTrans Route ECR stops at El Camino Real and 25th Avenue, three blocks from the entrance to the event center. SamTrans Route 292 serves stops at the west entrance to the center. 

Additionally, the Maker Faire will be operating a free shuttle service between the Millbrae Caltrain Station and the San Mateo County Event Center. The shuttles will run continuously beginning at 9:30 a.m. on both days, ending at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. More information about public transportation options to the gathering is available here.

This Maker Faire showcases individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country. Along with the usual display of innovative creations from talented artists and tinkerers, Intel—the international chip company based in Santa Clara—will be hosting 11 different demo stations, in honor of the event’s 11th year. 
For help planning a trip to the event, attendees can call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-660-4287 or visit www.caltrain.com or www.samtrans.com.

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5/17/16-jsn