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.

Attention: all IAFE Members-Only passwords (for site only) will change May 5 in order to comply with password complexity standards. More information on this change.

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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

June 3, 2020  |   News Coronavirus

Citing health, safety and liability concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Saginaw County Fair Board of Directors has opted to cancel this year’s fair, according to a Tuesday press…

June 3, 2020  |   News Coronavirus

At a June 2 meeting of the Wayne County Cooperative Agricultural Society Directors and Associate Directors, it was decided to cancel the 2020 Wayne County Fair, joining many similar county fai…

June 3, 2020  |   News Coronavirus

The Board of Directors has voted to cancel the Franklin County Fair this year. On a post from the Franklin County Fair Facebook, the fair was canceled as a result of warnings of another wave o…


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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 
May 15, 2020

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.  

The IAFE has created a document to assist member fairs in conversations with their governing health authorities to evaluate going forward.  Please access that document here.

Our series of “Let’s Talk COVID 19” CyberSeminar sessions have had so much engagement that we have raised our capacity to 500 attendees. In addition to those sessions available to all members, we are also conducting sessions for specific zones, most committees, and providing the technology and back-end services for various state associations to host sessions with their members. For a list of sessions currently scheduled open to all members or specific zones, click here. 

Note: the Association has been sending out numerous messages concerning resources and updates for COVID-19.  If you have previously opted out of receiving any messages from the IAFE, you will not receive these messages.  If you are not receiving these messages for any reason and would like to, please contact the IAFE office at or