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Join the rest of the country and celebrate our U.S. manufacturers by attending a day of events hosted by SFMade member companies to celebrate National Manufacturing Day!

Come visit Anchor Brewing, America’s oldest craft brewery. Includes a tasting at the end of the tour!

Join us for a tour of Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Includes a tasting – special tour date for MFG Day!

Take a peek behind the curtain into how Autodesk is exploring the future of manufacturing, testing ideas, and collaborating with industry and academia around the idea of the configurable microfactory.

Join us for a tour of LightSource SF, the premier fine-art printing service in San Francisco. Go behind the scenes and see how the printing process works, and how fine art prints are produced. Bring your own file and walk away from the event with a free 8×10 print!


Also, don’t forget to enter a drawing to win SFMade gifts by posting a selfie with one of our Manufacturing the Dream ads and tagging @sfmade on social media before Manufacturing Day, Oct. 5th! You can find our printed bus stop ads throughout the city but particularly in the Mission and Dogpatch.


Started in 2012, Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is October 5th, 2018. Manufacturers invite their communities — including students, educators, business people, media, and politicians — to their facilities in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing career opportunities and improve public perceptions of manufacturing.