The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced this year’s competitive grant cycle for the county fairs to make building and other capital improvements to their fairground facilities. Click here to find out more information including guidelines and application. Applications are due March 17, 2023.
MAFE is now accepting applications for Executive Director. Click here to read the job description and submission instructions. Interested candidates should submit resume and list of professional references by end of day October 31, 2022. If you have questions about the position feel free to call the MAFE office or MAFE Board President Trish Steele at the Midland County Fair office 989-835-7901.
Be sure to fill out the forms for the 21st 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)
Entries are due November 15, 2022
Materials to file fair year end of year reports for 2022 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)
Please have these completed and returned to Michael Hetherington, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, PO Box 30017, Lansing Mi 48909.
Click the link for the 2022 Michigan Homemaker of the Year rules and application. This contest is open to all 2021 Homemaker of the Year winners at the county level only.
Deadline to apply is Monday, August 1. Check rules for submission instructions.
Below is the link to the 2022 letter from Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Director Gary McDowell. All fairs should feel free to use this for their communication efforts.
Please note, we do not have a Governor’s letter for 2022.
Again this year MAFE will be giving away six (6) $1,000 scholarships to outstanding youth involved in the Michigan fair industry.
- 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 […]
2022 Showcase and Kids Showcase Application
The 137th Annual Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Convention will be held January 13-15, 2022 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:
The Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions is proud to announce a new scholarship program for youths involved with a current associate member.
2021 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)
- Each year one (1) scholarship of $1,000 may be awarded specially for youths involved with a current MAFE Associate member. […]