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Field Veterinarians Field Map

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00April 28th, 2015|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has created a map to show the current coverage areas for fairs/exhibitions by Animal Industry Division (AID) field veterinarians, see this link:

Last year, MDARD field veterinarians were able to visit 45 county fairs.  This year MDARD has intentions of trying to make it to at least 60 county fairs.

MDARD AID field veterinarians will try to […]

Helpful hints for MDARD Capital Improvement Grant

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00October 20th, 2014|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Looking for a few helpful hints when filling out your MDARD County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program? Do you have some questions? Searching for strong grant ideas?

Check out the Common Questions for the County Fair Capital Improvement Grant Program document. This documents highlights common questions other fairs have asked, provides examples of strong/weak grant options and questions to keep in mind when filling out the your grant application.

The Capital Improvement Grant application can be found

REMINDER: Don’t forget MDARD 120 Day Reports

2019-02-22T14:44:52+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

14 […]

2014 year end report documents

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00September 2nd, 2014|MAFE Events, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair end of year reports for 2014 are now available. The following documents can be found here.

120 Day Report
2014 Year End Report letter
2014 Annual Statistics
2014 Annual Update form
Confirmation of Fair Dates
2014 Transmittal Form
2014 financial statement – 120 day report (excel format)

If you have questions please contact Cinda Karlik at 517-284-5723 or

Animal Health & Welfare Webinar materials

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00June 16th, 2014|MAFE Events, MAFE News, MDARD Update|

On April 15 MAFE hosted a webinar on Animal Health & Welfare.

The PowerPoint can be found here.

The webinar was also recorded. The recording can be accessed here. **Please note there are a few seconds of silence at the beginning of the recording.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact

Governor and MDARD Director Letter

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00March 27th, 2014|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Below are links to the 2014 letters from Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams.  All fairs should feel free to use these for their communication efforts.

2014 Governor letter for county fairs

2014 Director letter for county fairs

129th Annual MAFE Convention – January 9-11, 2014

2019-02-22T14:44:53+00:00October 31st, 2013|MDARD Update|

The Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions is a 125 year old organization, a patriarch within the industry, serving over 400 members; comprised of fairs (87 county or local fairs), festivals and associate members. Associate members include livestock groups and agricultural shows, representatives of grandstand entertainment, carnival and amusements, supplies and equipment, concessions, midway games and trophy services.


Fair and Festival Cover Letter
Associate Cover Letter