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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The Wisconsin State Fair Interim CEO and Executive Director will be Shari Black, the State Fair Board announced Tuesday. Black will replace Kathleen O’Leary who is retiring after 24 year…

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An Update on Advocacy from the IAFE

ACT NOW! Contact Congress!

Last Updated: 09/22/2021

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AGRICULTURAL FAIRS RESCUE ACT 2021

Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-Ca), Billy Long (R-Mo), Mike Levin (D-Ca), and Dan Newhouse (R-Wa) are initial co-sponsors for H.R. 2424, the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act. The bill was passed by the House Agriculture Committee on September 21, 2021 and will now go to the full House for a vote. NOW is the time to reach out to your Representative in the U.S. House and either thank them for co-sponsoring the bill or ask them to sign on today.

IAFE Members: After logging in, please visit the Government Relations page to get contact information for your Representative's staff member for this issue, along with instructions and templates for sending a personal email message to your Representative.

The links below will tell you more about this important bill:

- "Congressman Panetta Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Agricultural Fairs”

- "Newhouse, Long Propose Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act"

- Overview of the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act

Senator Tina Smith (D-Mn), along with Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo), have co-sponsored S. 1092 on the Senate side of Congress for supporting fairs. This is the companion bill to H.R. 2424.

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ECONOMIC BRIDGE COALITION

Your IAFE has signed on with 13 other organizations asking the Small Business Committee leadership in Congress to provide pandemic relief funding to the legions of other small businesses severely impacted by the pandemic, but left out of other funding streams such as SVOG and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Leaders of the Economic Bridge Coalition are working in one-on-one meetings with Representatives and Senators to identify some "champions" for the cause. 

- Economic Bridge Coalition Position Paper

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