CONVENTION INFORMATION2018-08-09T18:53:45+00:00

133rd MAFE Convention January 11-13, 2018
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel – Grand Rapids, MI

Click HERE to download the 2018 MAFE convention forms (to download from Google Docs, click on the arrow on the top right hand side) This Excel document contains tabs for each of the following:

  • Convention registration – due by November 29, 2017
  • Hotel reservations (must accompany convention registration) due by November 29, 2017
  • Payment form
  • Youth Registration
  • Spouse painting class sign up
  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel guest room hospitality suite guidelines
  • Tradeshow registration
  • Advertising Opportunities
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Silent auction donation form

2018 Convention Brochure

Membership applications

Associate Membership application
Festival Membership application
Fair Membership application

Showcase application (to download from Google Docs, click on the arrow on the top right hand side)

Visitor Information

Grand Rapids visitor information can be obtained by calling the Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau at 1.800.355.9740 or by visiting their website at

We are always looking for volunteers to become involved with the Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions. There are committees related matters of the Association and committees involving the Convention.

The following are several committees that you may consider volunteering:

  • MAFE Association Convention
  • Audit Committee Banquet Committee
  • By-Laws Committee Raffle Ticket Sales
  • Communications Awards Showcase Committee
  • Finance Committee Silent Auction Committee
  • Harness Racing Spouse Activities Committee
  • Legislative Committee Trade Show Committee
  • Personnel Committee Workshop – Table Topics
  • ResolutionsCommittee
  • Volunteer of the Year

Please click on the Officers & Directors page for Committee contact information.