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MAFE Fair/Festival Scholarship Application

2020-08-31T18:36:58+00:00July 28th, 2020|MAFE Events, 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 […]

Associate member scholarship program

2020-07-31T19:45:41+00:00July 27th, 2020|MAFE Events, MAFE News|

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

2020 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. […]

2021 Showcase application

2020-08-31T18:43:52+00:00July 25th, 2020|MAFE Events, MAFE News|

2021 Showcase and Kids Showcase Application

The 136th Annual Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Convention will be held January 14-16, 2021 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 […]

Governor and MDARD Director Letter

2020-03-30T21:12:37+00:00March 30th, 2020|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Below are links to the 2020 letters from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Director Gary McDowell.  All fairs should feel free to use these for their communication efforts.

2020 Governor letter for county fairs

2020 Director letter for county fairs

2020 MAFE Scholarship winners

2020-06-26T16:41:20+00:00January 26th, 2020|MAFE News|

Congratulations to the MAFE scholarship winners!  Each year MAFE awards five (5) $1,000 scholarships to outstanding youth involved in the Michigan fair industry. This year we received more than 90 outstanding applications.

MAFE was given the opportunity to award a sixth scholarship through a donation by the Great Lakes Ag Fair. This special award has been named the Neil Kentner memorial scholarship and will be given to one youth annually.

Scholarship recipients are:

Awianna Jackson, Shiawassee County Fair; […]

OFFICIAL SWINE ID NUES TAGS 2020

2019-10-16T19:33:40+00:00October 16th, 2019|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

For the 2020 fair and exhibition season, MDARD will continue its policy of distributing official swine ID NUES tags to fairs, free of charge, for use with exhibition swine. Swine tags can still be ordered over the phone or through email; however, we encourage fairs to place their orders by December 16, 2019. Fairs that have ordered their tags can pick them up on January 9-10 in the MDARD Resource Center at the annual MAFE convention in Grand Rapids.

To […]

yMAFE Scholarship – Deadline extended

2019-10-03T17:55:49+00:00September 1st, 2019|MAFE Events, MAFE News|

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.

 

2019 MDARD Grant Programs

2019-10-03T17:56:16+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 […]