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2019 Year End Report

2019-09-12T13:18:22+00:00September 12th, 2019|MAFE Events, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair year end of year reports for 2019 are now available. Click here to view all the documents in Google Drive. (to download a document, click on it and then select the arrow in the top right hand side)

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

yMAFE Scholarship – Deadline extended

2019-09-12T13:26:41+00:00September 1st, 2019|MAFE Events|

Once again the Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Young Professional Program, yMAFE, will offer scholarships to attend a fair convention. This year yMAFE will award up to three (3) scholarships to attend the 2019 IAFE convention and two (2) scholarships to attend the 2020 MAFE convention. Click here for information, rules and application.

Applications must be received by September 17.

 

Associate member scholarship program

2019-08-01T02:39:08+00:00July 27th, 2019|MAFE Events|

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

2019 MAFE Associate Scholarship application  (Please note this scholarship is not open to fair exhibitors. If you are a youth fair exhibitor, please visit the MAFE Fair/Festival scholarship page)

  1. Each year one (1) scholarship of $1,000 may be awarded specially for youths involved with a current MAFE Associate member. Involvement can include, […]

2019 Showcase application

2019-08-01T02:35:58+00:00July 25th, 2019|MAFE News|

2020 Showcase and Kids Showcase Application

The 135th Annual Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Convention will be held January 9-11, 2020 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:

Click here for the application and all information related to the […]

MAFE Fair/Festival Scholarship Application

2019-08-01T02:41:09+00:00June 28th, 2019|MAFE News|

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

  1. Each year six (6) scholarships of $1,000 may be awarded, one being the Neil Kentner memorial scholarship.
  2. 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 […]

2019 MDARD Grant Programs

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00January 30th, 2019|MAFE Events, MAFE News, MDARD Update|

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced this year’s competitive grant cycle for the state’s county fairs to make building and other capital improvements to their fairground facilities. Additionally, grants are available for associations or other organized events hosting fairs or expositions showing livestock and commodities. Both grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019.

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

IAFE Consumer Protection Program – October 13

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00September 1st, 2018|MAFE Events|

MAFE will be partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to offer an exciting training to our members.

On Saturday, October 13, we will offer the Consumer Protection Program (CPP), a program developed by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). The CPP workshop has been recently updated to include a special section on swine influenza.

The training will be held simultaneously in East Lansing, on the MSU campus, AND in Escanaba, at the UPCAP building.

Through our partnership […]

Communication Awards

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00October 28th, 2017|MAFE Events, MAFE News|

Be sure to fill out the forms for the 20th Annual MAFE Communications Awards Contest (Please note these documents are housed in Google Docs. Click on the arrow in the top right hand side to download or the printer icon to print the document)

Associate member communication awards application

Fair ad Festival communications awards application

Photo contest application

Entries are due November 15, 2018