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.
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:
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 […]
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. […]
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)
Entries are due November 15, 2021
Approved Activities for MSU Extension Volunteers in 2021
Click here to view the webpage dedicated to the Approved Activities from MSU Extension related to volunteers in 2021. https://www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/about/approved-activities
This page continues to be updated, so check back on a regular basis to view the most current information.
MAFE has continued to update the judges list. This list contains contact information for judge’s across the state, which is available to MAFE members.
If you are interested in obtaining a list of judges, please contact the MAFE office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517.317.4544.
Recently MAFE asked youth from across the state, “What have your experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic taught you?”