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Reminder – 2017 MDARD Capital Improvement Grant Program

2017-06-30T20:10:00+00:00February 6th, 2017|MAFE Events, MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Materials for the 2017 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program are now available. Click the links below to download all grant related documents.

County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program
Grant Form A – MDARD Grant Application
Grant Form B – Metric Request Form

Please be sure to read the guidelines carefully before applying. A few things to note are:

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

2017 Hall of Fame

2017-06-30T20:10:01+00:00February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

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(Left to right) Steve Thelen, MAFE President; Carol Britten, Manchester Community Fair; Greg Dziewicki, Liberty Group Insurance; Warren Siebarth accepting on behalf of Harry Kelley (Hillsdale County Fair), Moxie Mulrooney (Saginaw County Fair), Eugene Budd (Saginaw County Fair), Clifford Sterns (Monroe County); Ivan Arnold, Arnold Amusements; Joe Skerbeck, Skerbeck Entertainment Group; James Elliott, Elliott’s Amusements LLC; LC & Jackie Scramlin, Oakland County Fair; […]

Volunteer of the Year

2017-06-30T20:10:06+00:00February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

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 2016 winners are:
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Overall Volunteer of the Year Award winner Nancy Koehler, Saline Community Fair; Steve […]

2017 Heritage Award Winners

2017-06-30T20:10:06+00:00February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

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.

In order to be eligible to receive this award, recipients must have a minimum of 10 years of […]

REMINDER: Don’t forget MDARD 120 Day Reports

2014-11-12T13:55:35+00:00September 20th, 2014|MAFE Events, MDARD Update|

If your fair has not done already, please send your 120 day Financial Report to Cinda Karlik at the Michigan Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development. All fairs are required to submit these reports. Below are links to each documet.

14 – year end reports letter

14 – 120 day report

14 – annual statistics

14 – annual update form

14 – confirmation of fair dates

14 – financial statement -120 day report

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Mark your calendar for the 2015 Convention!

2014-09-04T14:29:39+00:00September 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 mifairs@gmail.com.

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