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Once a year, various fairs throughout the United States and Canada gather to their respective zone's meeting. This zone meeting provides networking opportunities, workshops, and insights that are beyond state boundaries but still within a specific region. The meeting place often changes from year to year. Zones 7 and 8 generally have a meeting session during the Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs Convention (Zone 7) and Western Fairs Association Convention (Zone 8).
Zone 1 includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The 2017 IAFE Zone 1 Meeting will be held March 30-April 1 at the Crowne Plaza Reading in Reading, Pa. The event is open to all fairs. To make hotel reservations, go to the link at pafairs.org or call the hotel directly and ask for the IAFE Event for special pricing.
Zone 2 includes Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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The 2017 Zone 2 meeting will be held May 18-20 at Buena Vista Palace in Orlando. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Florida Federation of Fairs Convention.
Zone 3 and 6 Combined Meeting
Zone 3 includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and that portion of Ontario less than 85° longitude West of Greenwich.
Zone 6 includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
The 2017 Zone 3 and Zone 6 combined meeting will be May 3-6 at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Canada.
Book your room at the Chelsea Hotel here.
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, May 3 by 5:00 p.m. to not miss any of the hospitality. The last mea is Saturday morning on May 6.
Zone 4 includes Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the portion of Ontario more than 85° longitude West of Greenwich.
The 2017 Zone 4 meeting will be held March 20-22 in Bloomington, Minn.
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis here or call the hotel directly at(952) 922-1234. Room rates are $116 per night plus tax when you indicate you are attending the IAFE Zone 4 Conference.
Zone 5 includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
The 2017 Zone 5 Conference will be held March 3-5 at the Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL.
Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3. IAFE Member pricing is $108 per person by Feb. 3. Non-member pricing is $140. After Feb. 3, all registrations will be $140.
Room rates are $124 per night if booked by Feb. 10. Additional information about reservations is included in the confirmation e-mail when registering online.
The meeting includes a spouse trip on March 4 to the Caterpillar Convention Center in Downtown Peoria.
Questions about the program can be directed to IAFE Zone 5 Director Jill Hardesty at