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.

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March 5, 2021  |   News Coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Fair, which had a virtual version of its livestock exhibitions last year, has announced that this year’s fair in San Jose will be a drive-thru experience over two…

March 4, 2021  |   News

A longtime promoter of purebred cattle and national junior livestock programs will be the Kansas State Fair Foundation's first executive director. James Fisher, 57, currently of Dallas, but a…

IAFE Announces 2022 Convention Dates and Location!


The IAFE Convention & Trade Show will begin moving to different cities beginning with the 2022 event. After extensive research and nearly two dozen proposals reviewed, the Board of Directors voted in May 2019 to host the event in a different city each year 2022 through 2025.  The sites selected offered the best approach to meet the needs of the members: accessibility, affordability, unique opportunities, and great after-hours activity.

 The 2022 IAFE Convention & Trade Show will be held November 27-30 in Indianapolis, Ind.  The meetings and trade show will take place in the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, with seven official hotels conveniently located near the center and connected via heated skywalks. 

It is absolutely critical to the success of the Convention that you wait to book any hotel rooms until the official hotel list is announced. Booking outside of the "block" reserved for this event creates a financial hardship for your Association.

Host cities for 2023 through 2025 will be announced as contracts are finalized, and generally 16 to 18 months in advance.


Stay Up To Date on the Latest COVID-19 News and Resources!

Make sure to bookmark the Communicable Diseases Resource page  and check it frequently for updates!  Just added:

  •  March 2, 2021 update from FEMA on vaccination distribution
  • Template document for tracking your local case counts before/during/after your fair


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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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