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 […]
Also if there are persons that have made a great impact on the fair industry and have been involved for more than 20 years, you may consider nominating them for the Hall of Fame. Check out the MAFE Hall of Fame Program Rules […]
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.
Looking for something fun for the whole family in Michigan? Check out the many fairs and festivals that offer a wide range of family friendly fun all through out the great state of Michigan this Spring, Summer and Fall.
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 its second year the MAFE Hall of Fame Award winners were announced at the 131st annual convention. This program is designed to recognize the service rendered to fairs, festivals and our industry by individual who have devoted their time and talents for no less than 20 years. Recognition of this award took place during the general session at the MAFE Convention.
Inductees included Fair Officials both current and present, Associates who […]
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 2015 winners are:
Thank you to all that attended the 2015 MAFE convention. We had a great year with a lot of networking, learning and fun.
In order to continue to improve the convention we need your thoughts. Please fill out the below evaluation form and submit via mail, email or fax by January 25, 2015.
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Michigan Poultry Exhibition and Swap Meet Ban Lifted
For immediate release: December 23, 2015
Media contact: Jennifer Holton, 517-284-5724
LANSING – Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development lifted the statewide ban on poultry exhibitions. MDARD implemented the ban as a precautionary measure in June 2015 in response to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak happening across the U.S.
MDARD evaluated the disease risk and current national status and decided it’s appropriate to lift the […]