The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is a popular annual outing in our house. It's one of those rare things that every family member is actually enthusiastic about attending. If you've never been, I'd highly recommend it. It is not at all like a regular craft fair with vendors selling their stuff. While there are usually some things for sale, the maker faire is all about people showing off the stuff they like to make. There are all kinds of weird and wonderful things there. It's a hard thing to describe. You just have to go see for yourself.
I'll be there this Saturday doing a Junk Journalling workshop 11:45-1:45pm
The registration details are here: http://vancouver.makerfaire.com/workshops/