Monthly Archives: January 2016


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.


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:

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

2016 Convention Evaluation form

2016-08-02T15:09:35+00:00 January 19th, 2016|MAFE News|

Thank you to all that attended the 2015 MAFE convention. We had a great year with a lot of networking, learning and fun.

In order to continue to improve the convention we need your thoughts. Please fill out the below evaluation form and submit via mail, email or fax by January 25, 2015.

Convention Evaluation Form (PDF version)

Convention Evaluation Form (word version)

Thank you for your thoughts and […]