NEWS

/NEWS/

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

2018 MAFE Convention Materials

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00October 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

All the 2018 MAFE Convention Materials are up on the website and ready to be filled out!

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
  • […]

Animal ID Webinar Recording

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00May 5th, 2017|MAFE Events|

On May 4 the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Animal Industry, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions and MSU Extension, hosted a webinar to discuss animal identification and answer other animal related questions.

Click here to view a recording of that webinar.

If you have follow up questions, please contact the MAFE office.

Homemaker of the Year Application

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00March 6th, 2017|MAFE Events|

Click the link for the 2017 Michigan Homemaker of the Year application. This contest is open to all 2016 Homemaker of the Year winners at the county level only. Previous Michigan Homemaker winners are ineligible to compete.

Deadline to apply is July 1, 2017. Please send completed applications to:

Michigan Homemaker
c/o Saginaw County Fair
P O BOX 449
Chesaning, MI 48616

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 […]

2017 Hall of Fame

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

INS-DSC_4981 (640x296)

(Left to right) Steve Thelen, MAFE President; Carol Britten, Manchester Community Fair; Greg Dziewicki, Liberty Group Insurance; Warren Siebarth accepting on behalf of Harry Kelley (Hillsdale County Fair), Moxie Mulrooney (Saginaw County Fair), Eugene Budd (Saginaw County Fair), Clifford Sterns (Monroe County); Ivan Arnold, Arnold Amusements; Joe Skerbeck, Skerbeck Entertainment Group; James Elliott, Elliott’s Amusements LLC; LC & Jackie Scramlin, Oakland County Fair; […]

Volunteer of the Year

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

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 2016 winners are:
FB-INS-DSC_5034

Overall Volunteer of the Year Award winner Nancy Koehler, Saline Community Fair; Steve […]

2017 Heritage Award Winners

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00February 1st, 2017|MAFE Events|

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 order to be eligible to receive this award, recipients must have a minimum of 10 years of […]

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.