IAFE - Product Information
The IAFE continues to develop new products for use by member fairs. These items and programs can be used enhance your education program, gain more community involvement, and provide fairgoers with a memorable experience. To order any item, click on the links below or contact the IAFE office at 800.516.0313.
Ag Activity Stations
Three different ag activity stations are available for your fair to use at no charge. Each provides an interactive experience for children visiting your fair or special ag event. Your fair is responsible for set-up, operation, and shipping to next fair. Shipping charges to next fair vary, but is approximately $150 per unit booked. Submit an order form to request a station (assignment will be based upon date of order and routing of units).
The Corn is Everywhere Activity Station is an engaging, entertaining, educational way to provide families an opportunity to learn that corn can be found in many every products. Fairgoers will enjoy the corn "plinko" game, tossing corn bags and more.
The Milk Maker Activity Station is an engaging, entertaining, educating way to provide families with young children an opportunity to make memories at your fair.
Playing together at the Milk Maker Activity Station families learn that milk and milk products come from the farm. Family after family will be fascinated with being able to milk a cow. They'll understand first hand why farms have become so automated - milking by hand is hard work. The smiles widen, and the pride grows, as each child squirts milk into a bucket. They are really milking a cow!
Children will also have the opportunity to toss bean bags with milk products into the matching box. A fun and interactive way to remind families that cows are responsible for many of our favorite foods. What a simple and exciting way for families to learn that their milk comes from the farm.
The Farmer for a Day Activity Station is an engaging, entertaining, educational way to provide families with young children an opportunity to make memories at your fair. Playing together at the Farmer for a Day Activity Station families learn that there is something (a farm) before the grocery store.
Family after family will delight in finding eggs nestled in the straw under the chickens, plucking a shiny apple off the tree, and digging deep in the sand for the perfect potato. All the while, seeing, touching and feeling where their food comes from.
Coloring Books and Ribbons
Coloring books and "Read & Win" ribbons are great additions to children's programs at your fair. The coloring books are available at a nominal charge. In partnership with the National Independent Concessionaires' Association (NICA), each fair can receive up to 1,000 ribbons (nominal charge for additional ribbons).
Don't miss the opportunity to own IAFE's popular "Color the Fair" coloring book! This 8-page book features an attractive color cover, two activity pages (including a word search and word jumble), and 1/3-page space on the back cover for you to print sponsor and/or fair messages or logos. It is filled with pictures depicting various fair and agriculture scenes. The books are a great value at $10 per 100 copies and make excellent participation prizes, coloring contest materials, or promotional items. Contact us for details on large or custom orders!
The IAFE and the National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA) invite IAFE member fairs to participate in the IAFE/NICA Read and Win program. Offered for the seventh consecutive year, the program benefits local elementary-school children by encouraging them to read library books. For reading the books, students in grades one through eight are rewarded with both a ribbon bookmark provided by the IAFE and NICA, and vouchers for complimentary fair admission, midway rides, a soft drink, and/or similar items provided by participating fairs, midways, and/or concessionaires.
To participate, fairs first develop a free or discounted voucher offer to be awarded along with the Read and Win bookmark. Fairs then make arrangements with their local libraries and school departments to distribute the rewards. The IAFE office will provide up to 1,000 complimentary ribbons to each participating fair.
Additional ribbons may be purchased for 7 cents each. It is recommended that the initial number of ribbons ordered equal 20% of the total number of students enrolled in grades one through eight in the region the fair plans to include in the program.
Fairs are responsible for providing their own publicity and are asked to submit a follow-up report on the success of the program to the IAFE office. The reports are shared with NICA.
Members can purchase recordings of sessions and CyberSeminars, as well as some printed material. For the latest products available, click here – you will need your username and password to make purchases in the online IAFE store. Current products include:
- Convention Opening Video: Purchase the inspirational "Magic of the Fair" video shown at the 2011 Convention. See sample clip; Magic of the Fair video has a duration of 8 minutes and 11 seconds.
- CyberSeminar Session Recordings: Each CD contains the complete session of audio and video (PowerPoint) presentation. $59 each
Please call the IAFE office (800.516.0313) if you have questions about products or need assistance.