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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, […]

yMAFE Scholarship

2019-08-01T02:34:45+00:00July 19th, 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.

 

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 […]

2018 Year End Report

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00September 25th, 2018|MAFE Events, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair year end of year reports for 2018 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.

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

2018 MAFE Convention Materials

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00October 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

All the 2018 MAFE Convention Materials are up on the website and ready to be filled out!

Click HERE to download the 2018 MAFE convention forms (to download from Google Docs, click on the arrow on the top right hand side) This Excel document contains tabs for each of the following:

  • Convention registration – due by November 29, 2017
  • Hotel reservations (must accompany convention registration) due by November 29, 2017
  • Payment form
  • Youth Registration
  • […]

Animal ID Webinar Recording

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00May 5th, 2017|MAFE Events|

On May 4 the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Animal Industry, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions and MSU Extension, hosted a webinar to discuss animal identification and answer other animal related questions.

Click here to view a recording of that webinar.

If you have follow up questions, please contact the MAFE office.

Homemaker of the Year Application

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00March 6th, 2017|MAFE Events|

Click the link for the 2017 Michigan Homemaker of the Year application. This contest is open to all 2016 Homemaker of the Year winners at the county level only. Previous Michigan Homemaker winners are ineligible to compete.

Deadline to apply is July 1, 2017. Please send completed applications to:

Michigan Homemaker
c/o Saginaw County Fair
P O BOX 449
Chesaning, MI 48616