International Association
of Fairs & Expositions

Representing and facilitating the evolving interests and needs of agricultural fairs, exhibitions, and show associations’ stakeholders. Our associate members include state and provincial associations of fairs, non-agricultural expositions and festivals, associations, corporations, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of fairs and allied fields.

IAFE Events


April 23-25, 2020 | University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Mo.

State & Provincial Association Summit

The 2020 State & Provincial Association Summit will be held April 23-25, 2020, at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Mo.


May 3 -6 | Virtual Summit

2020 Institute of Fair Management Summit

The Institute of Fair Management Summit conference in Columbia, SC has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, for those regsitered, the 2020 Summit is now the "Virtal" Summi…

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COVID 19 UPDATE

3-25-2020

All members are advised to closely monitor any communication from health authorities in their community, state and province for local guidance. Additionally, please rely upon the best resources  from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). 

The Association has a dedicated website portal with direct links to resources from trust authorities as well as member-only resources.. Click here to go directly to this page. 

Click here for an updated message from Marla Calico, President & CEO

All IAFE Events scheduled through May have been cancelled as “in-person” events because of the CDC issuance of guidance on no events >50 people (3/15/20) or subsequent “stay-at-home” orders from state/local authorities. . Individual members registered for those events have been notified of cancellations and process for rescheduling and/or refunds procedures or conversion to a virtual-only event.

The IAFE headquarters office is now in a location mandated for “stay-at-home”. Your Association staff is fully operational as telecommuting workforce and we are ready to assist you. Email is best way to contact us, but if you do call during regular business hours you will hear a human voice and your message will be relayed to the proper staff person!

Let us know what your fair or business is doing to help your community in this crisis! We’re collecting – and telling – your stories to show the significance of how fairs changes lives every day; everywhere. #FairStrong

April 3, 2020  |   News Coronavirus

You won’t be able to head out to the Clay County Agricultural Fair in 2020 due to the coronavirus, however, the fair is still offering “virtual rides” on its Facebook page! N…

April 3, 2020  |   News Coronavirus

With gatherings banned and everyone urged to stay home to fight the coronavirus pandemic, blood donations have slowed to a trickle, putting patients at risk. Recognizing the continuing need fo…

April 3, 2020  |   News Coronavirus

Exhibit halls that usually house Contra Costa County Fair agricultural, home goods and fine arts displays will soon be equipped with beds and medical equipment in case they are needed to treat…

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We are a 501 (c)3 organization established in 2002 to support, through fund raising, the educational, charitable, research, or literacy activities in the advancement and improvement of agriculture fairs, expositions, and shows.

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IAFE Covid-19 Updates 
April 2, 2020

All members are advised to closely monitor any communication from health authorities in their community, state and province for local guidance. Additionally, please rely upon the best resources  from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) 

The Association has a dedicated website portal with direct links to resources from trust authorities as well as member-only resources.. Click here to go directly to this page.  

Click here for an updated message from Marla Calico, President & CEO 

All IAFE Events scheduled through May have been cancelled as “in-person” events because of the CDC issuance of guidance on no events >50 people (3/15/20) or subsequent “stay-at-home” orders from state/local authorities. . Individual members registered for those events have been notified of cancellations and process for rescheduling and/or refunds procedures or conversion to a virtual-only event. 

The IAFE headquarters office is now in a location mandated for “stay-at-home”. Your Association staff is fully operational as telecommuting workforce and we are ready to assist you. Email is best way to contact us, but if you do call during regular business hours you will hear a human voice and your message will be relayed to the proper staff person!

Let us know what your fair or business is doing to help your community in this crisis! We’re collecting – and telling – your stories to show the significance of how fairs changes lives every day; everywhere. #FairStrong