Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Reminder – MDARD Livestock and Commodity Exposition Grant

2017-02-15T21:04:15+00:00 February 6th, 2017|MAFE Events|

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will again offer the Livestock and Commodity Exposition Competitive Grant. This grant will award, through a competitive grant process, a total of $20,000 to county fairs, regional fairs, local fairs or livestock and commodity expositions that are a non-profit 501(c) 3 or 501(c) 5.

Full guidelines and application can be found here Livestock and commodity exposition grant

Be sure to read the full guidelines which includes full schedule, eligibility requirements, funding […]

Reminder – 2017 MDARD Capital Improvement Grant Program

2017-06-30T20:10:00+00:00 February 6th, 2017|MAFE Events, MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Materials for the 2017 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program are now available. Click the links below to download all grant related documents.

County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program
Grant Form A – MDARD Grant Application
Grant Form B – Metric Request Form

Please be sure to read the guidelines carefully before applying. A few things to note are:

  • The capital improvement program provides additional funds for county […]

2017 Hall of Fame

2017-06-30T20:10:01+00:00 February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

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(Left to right) Steve Thelen, MAFE President; Carol Britten, Manchester Community Fair; Greg Dziewicki, Liberty Group Insurance; Warren Siebarth accepting on behalf of Harry Kelley (Hillsdale County Fair), Moxie Mulrooney (Saginaw County Fair), Eugene Budd (Saginaw County Fair), Clifford Sterns (Monroe County); Ivan Arnold, Arnold Amusements; Joe Skerbeck, Skerbeck Entertainment Group; James Elliott, Elliott’s Amusements LLC; LC & Jackie Scramlin, Oakland County Fair; […]

Volunteer of the Year

2017-06-30T20:10:06+00:00 February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

The Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions recognizes that volunteers are the lifeblood of Fairs.  The annual Volunteer of the Year recognition program is designed to showcase the contributions made by volunteers throughout Michigan.  Volunteers represent close to $8.6 million annually in time, talents and in-kind contributions to Fairs.

The 2016 winners are:
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Overall Volunteer of the Year Award winner Nancy Koehler, Saline Community Fair; Steve […]

2017 Heritage Award Winners

2017-06-30T20:10:06+00:00 February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

Every fair has those volunteers that for many years have been a huge part of the success of their fair.  The MAFE board awards the Heritage Award to honor our state’s outstanding long term volunteers. Fairs couldn’t last without volunteers and the special people that do it year after year need a special award to say thank you.

In order to be eligible to receive this award, recipients must have a minimum of 10 years of […]