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2019 Showcase application

2019-08-01T02:35:58+00:00July 25th, 2019|MAFE News|

2020 Showcase and Kids Showcase Application

The 135th Annual Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Convention will be held January 9-11, 2020 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 […]

MAFE Fair/Festival Scholarship Application

2019-08-01T02:41:09+00:00June 28th, 2019|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 college, university or trade […]

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 […]

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

Reminder – 2017 MDARD Capital Improvement Grant Program

2019-02-22T14:44:51+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 […]

120 Day Report documents

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00August 20th, 2016|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair end of year reports for 2017 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.

 

Animal ID

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00May 15th, 2016|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

The Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions works closely with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to communication the proper USDA identification requirements for animals at exhibitions. Please visit the Animal Industry site here for resources on animal identification. Please contact the office of Dr. James Averill – State Veterinarian and Director, Animal Industry Division 800-292-3939 if you have specific questions.