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Brookings Maker Festival

BROOKINGS, S.D. - You can check out all sorts of locally-made products in Brookings at an upcoming event. 

The Maker Festival will be held Thursday, September 13, in front of the Children's Museum. 

You can't buy or sell at the event; officials say it's just an opportunity to celebrate making. 

"Interest in this event increases each year as the public becomes more acquainted with the maker movement," Jennifer Quail, director of entrepreneur support for BEDC and organizer of the event, said.  "With hands-on activities and maker demonstrations, Brookings residents young and old can find something to inspire and empower them to embrace the maker culture."

The Maker Movement is a big trend nationwide with events, stores and online sites such as Etsy selling homemade products. 

This year's event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way.

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