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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 […]

120 Day Report documents

2016-10-05T16:51:18+00:00 September 14th, 2016|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair end of year reports for 2016 are now available. Click on the documents below:
Annual report letter (PDF)
Annual_statistics (Excel)
Confirmation of fair dates 2017 (Excel)
120-day-report (PDF)
Annual board and financial update 16 (Word)
Transmittal form-2016
 (Word)
Financial statement-120 day report (Excel)

If you have questions please contact Cinda Karlik at 517-284-5723 or karlikc@michigan.gov.

 

2017 Showcase application

2016-08-02T15:08:33+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|MAFE News|

2017 Showcase and Kids Showcase Application

The 132nd Annual Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Convention will be held January 12-14, 2017 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The MAFE Convention is a very popular and highly anticipated event, and is a tremendous opportunity to display your talent to the majority of Fairs and Festivals in Michigan. There are a few opportunities for showcase:

Musical or Variety Showcase Acts (Three Opportunities)

  • The Showcase on Thursday night, […]

MAFE Award Applications

2017-06-30T20:10:11+00:00 July 15th, 2016|MAFE News|

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the fair industry. Be sure to nominate your outstanding volunteers for MAFE Heritage Award or Volunteer of Year application (youth or adult).

Also if there are persons that have made a great impact on the fair industry and have been involved for more than 20 years, you may consider nominating them for the Hall of Fame. Check out the MAFE Hall of Fame Program Rules […]

Animal ID

2016-08-02T15:20:37+00:00 May 15th, 2016|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

The Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions works closely with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to communication the proper USDA identification requirements for animals at exhibitions. Please visit the Animal Industry site here for resources on animal identification. Please contact the office of Dr. James Averill – State Veterinarian and Director, Animal Industry Division 800-292-3939 if you have specific questions.

 

2016 Heritage Award Winners

2017-06-30T20:10:17+00:00 January 27th, 2016|MAFE News|

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.

2016 MAFE Scholarship winners

2017-06-30T20:10:19+00:00 January 26th, 2016|MAFE News|

Congratulations to the MAFE scholarship winners!  Each year MAFE gives away five (5) $1,000 scholarships to outstanding youth involved in the Michigan fair industry. This year we received more than 115 outstanding applications.

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MAFE Scholarship winners (Left to right): Shelby Talsma, Marquette County Fair; Serenity Tyll, Oakland County Fair; Jenna Beeker, St. Joseph County Grange Fair; Megan Miller, Van Buren Youth Fair, Victoria Kubin, Van Buren Youth Fair; and Ric […]

2016 Hall of Fame Winners

2017-06-30T20:10:21+00:00 January 25th, 2016|MAFE News|

In its second year the MAFE Hall of Fame Award winners were announced at the 131st annual convention. This program is  designed to recognize the service rendered to fairs, festivals and our industry by individual who have devoted their time and talents for no less than 20 years. Recognition of this award took place during the general session at the MAFE Convention.

Inductees included Fair Officials both current and present, Associates who […]

Volunteer of the Year Winners

2017-06-30T20:10:26+00:00 January 24th, 2016|MAFE News|

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 2015 winners are:

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(Left to Right) Cinda Karlik, MDARD; Steve Thelen, MAFE President; Overall Volunteer […]