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


Dec. 1-4, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

2019 IAFE Annual Convention

The 2019 IAFE Annual Convention will be held Dec. 1-4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Don't miss out on the biggest networking and educational event of the year for…


March 5-7, 2020 | Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio

2020 IAFE Impact & Impressions Specialty Seminar

The 2020 IAFE Impact & Impressions Specialty Seminar for Advertising, PR, and Sponsorship will be held March 5-7 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.


April 14-17, 2020 | Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch in St. Louis, Mo.

52nd Annual IAFE Management Conference

The 52nd Annual IAFE Management Conference (for fair management staff) will be held April 14-17, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch in St. Louis, Mo.


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 3-5, 2020 | Columbia Marriott in Columbia, S.C.

2020 Institute of Fair Management Summit

The 2020 Institute of Fair Management Summit will be held May 3-5 at the Columbia Marriott in Columbia, S.C. Register Here

Latest News

November 13, 2019  |   News

The Lake County Fair Board of Directors is launching the search for a new chief executive officer for the fair. Former CEO Courtny Conkle left in September following the annual Lake County Fai…

November 13, 2019  |   News

The Colorado State Fair losing money for the past 21 years, according to a state Department of Agriculture audit. The numbers were released from the state at the beginning of November. The sta…

November 8, 2019  |   News

About $500,000 of road improvements is wrapping up on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, the first phase of millions of dollars of improvements that will be undertaken on the fairgrounds in the c…

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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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