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Helpful hints for MDARD Capital Improvement Grant

2017-06-30T20:11:07+00:00 October 20th, 2014|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Looking for a few helpful hints when filling out your MDARD County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program? Do you have some questions? Searching for strong grant ideas?

Check out the Common Questions for the County Fair Capital Improvement Grant Program document. This documents highlights common questions other fairs have asked, provides examples of strong/weak grant options and questions to keep in mind when filling out the your grant application.

The Capital Improvement Grant application can be found

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Convention!

2014-09-04T14:29:39+00:00 September 4th, 2014|MAFE Events|

The 130th MAFE Convention is right around the corner so mark your calendar!

Location: Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Date: January 8-10, 2015

Convention materials will be available the end of September so check back for more information. For immediate information contact Lisa Reiff at 517-317-4544 or

2014 year end report documents

2017-06-30T20:11:13+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|MAFE Events, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair end of year reports for 2014 are now available. The following documents can be found here.

120 Day Report
2014 Year End Report letter
2014 Annual Statistics
2014 Annual Update form
Confirmation of Fair Dates
2014 Transmittal Form
2014 financial statement – 120 day report (excel format)

If you have questions please contact Cinda Karlik at 517-284-5723 or

Check out the 2014 MAFE Event Brochure

2014-07-16T18:52:03+00:00 July 16th, 2014|MAFE Events|

The 2014 Event Date Brochure is now available. This piece has the fair dates and phone numbers for all MAFE member fairs and festivals.

Click below for the electronic version. Printed copies are available upon request. Please contact Lisa Scramlin at 517.317.4544 or to request printed versions.

MAFE Event Calendar 2014

Animal Health & Welfare Webinar materials

2017-06-30T20:11:19+00:00 June 16th, 2014|MAFE Events, MAFE News, MDARD Update|

On April 15 MAFE hosted a webinar on Animal Health & Welfare.

The PowerPoint can be found here.

The webinar was also recorded. The recording can be accessed here. **Please note there are a few seconds of silence at the beginning of the recording.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact

Animal Health & Welfare Workshop materials

2017-06-30T20:11:20+00:00 April 14th, 2014|MAFE Events|

The Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions hosted a Spring workshop on April 12 on Animal Health & Welfare.

The following documents can be found  here:

1 – Spring Workshop Agenda
2 – 2014 Exhibitor Requirements document
3 – Fair Vet Coverage Map
4 – Biosecurity 101 presentation
5 – Biosecurity poster
6 – Fair Biosecurity Recommendations handout
7 – Fair Biosecurity checklist handout
8 – Exhibition Requirement presentation
9 – Official Swine ID Options
10 – Official Sheep and Goat ID Options
11 – Official […]

Governor and MDARD Director Letter

2016-08-02T15:24:23+00:00 March 27th, 2014|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Below are links to the 2014 letters from Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams.  All fairs should feel free to use these for their communication efforts.

2014 Governor letter for county fairs

2014 Director letter for county fairs

MAFE Spring Workshop: Animal Health and Welfare

2017-06-30T20:11:26+00:00 March 20th, 2014|MAFE Events|

What: Animal Health and Welfare workshop.

Click here for the agenda 2014 MAFE Spring Workshop agenda


When: Saturday April 12. Registration begins at 9:00 am, workshop will start at9:30 am.
Where: Executive Training room at the Best Western Plus 6820 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48911
Price: $20 per person, includes workshop attendance, lunch and workshop binder.
There is still space available. Contact Lisa Scramlin today to reserve your space.
MAFE will also offer a webinar on Animal Health on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 pm. The webinar will cover […]

MAFE Legislative Day March 19

2016-08-02T15:24:13+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Legislative Update, MAFE Events|

The MAFE Legislative Day will take place on March 19, 2014 in Lansing, MI.

We will begin our day in the office of Dodak Johnson where we will split into groups.  Meetings with elected officials will take place roughly every 15 – 30 minutes throughout the day so that groups can touch base with legislators and speak briefly on matters affecting the fair industry.

This is a very beneficial day for MAFE, as it raises awareness about our group […]

2014 MAFE Board of Directors Officers

2014-02-04T21:44:47+00:00 January 13th, 2014|MAFE News|

At the Board Meeting on Saturday 1-11-14 the following officers were elected:

President – Rick Crawford, Director at Large, Shiawassee County

Vice President – Mike Zimmerman, Zone 6 Director, Chippewa County

Treasurer – Jamie Skerbeck, Associate Representative, Skerbeck Bros Shows

Secretary – Larry Bush, Festival Representative, Swartz Creek Home Town Days

Past President – Jan Murphy, Zone 1 Director, Branch County Fair

President Crawford will be working on the committee assignments for the upcoming year.  Please support your board and share any […]