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Associate member scholarship program

The Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions is proud to announce a new scholarship program for youths involved with a current associate member.

  • Each year one (1) scholarship of $1,000 may be awarded specially for youths involved with a current MAFE Associate member. Involvement can include, but is not limited to employees, child, grandchildren of existing MAFE member.
  • Scholarship is open to applicant that are high school seniors or currently enrolled in an institution of advance learning such as […]
By | August 29th, 2016|MAFE Events|Comments Off on Associate member scholarship program

2017 Showcase application

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, […]
By | August 2nd, 2016|MAFE News|Comments Off on 2017 Showcase application

MAFE Award Applications

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 […]

By | July 15th, 2016|MAFE News|Comments Off on MAFE Award Applications

MAFE Scholarship Application

Again this year MAFE will be giving away six (6) $1,000 scholarships to outstanding youth involved in the Michigan fair industry.

Click here for Procedures, Guidelines, and Application.
  • Each year six (6) scholarships of $1,000 may be awarded, one being the Neil Kentner memorial scholarship.
  • Scholarship is open to applicants that are high school seniors or currently enrolled in an institution of advance learning such as a college, university or trade school.  (If applicant is […]
By | July 10th, 2016|MAFE News|Comments Off on MAFE Scholarship Application

Animal ID

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.

 

By | May 15th, 2016|MAFE News, MDARD Update|Comments Off on Animal ID

2016 Fairs and Festivals Dates

Looking for something fun for the whole family in Michigan? Check out the many fairs and festivals that offer a wide range of family friendly fun all through out the great state of Michigan this Spring, Summer and Fall.

 

Click here for the 2016 Fair and Festival Event Calendar 

By | February 29th, 2016|MAFE Events, MAFE News|Comments Off on 2016 Fairs and Festivals Dates

2016 Heritage Award Winners

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.

By | January 27th, 2016|MAFE News|Comments Off on 2016 Heritage Award Winners

2016 MAFE Scholarship winners

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 […]

By | January 26th, 2016|MAFE News|Comments Off on 2016 MAFE Scholarship winners

2016 Hall of Fame Winners

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 […]

By | January 25th, 2016|MAFE News|Comments Off on 2016 Hall of Fame Winners

Volunteer of the Year Winners

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 […]

By | January 24th, 2016|MAFE News|Comments Off on Volunteer of the Year Winners