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IAFE - The International Association of Fairs and Expositions

Join Us in Sunny Tucson!

Welcome to a Tucson Fiesta! Attend our first Management Conference in a long time that is during a fair. The Pima County Fair and Ray Cammack Shows will be our gracious hosts.

Tucson is one of the oldest continually inhabited areas in North America. The Hohokam Indians lived and farmed there for 4,000 years before the Spanish missionaries and soldiers arrived in the late 1600s. In the 1700s, they established the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and the Mission San Xavier del Bac.

Regular registration of $425 per delegate ends 3/21--pricing after that date is $465 per delegate. Online registration closes 4/11; after, you must register on-site.

Seeding Change - Sponsored by

Seeding Change

What is Seeding Change? We want to share YOUR story of how your fair is positively impacting your community. It's about partnerships with school districts, community gardens, providing facilities for community activities, food drives, blood drives, toy drives, book drives, scholarships and all the other various collaborations that take place throughout the year. We encourage all fairs to start seeding change – and for communities to learn about the vital role fairs play.

Every month, the IAFE, partnering with Etix, will draw names from the pool of video submissions (see below) of fairs telling their story of Seeding Change for a chance to win $250 dollars in grant money.

In addition to the videos, fairs are encouraged to tell their story on this short form and submit by November 7 for a chance to win $1,000 in grant money! Five grants will be awarded by Etix.

Instructions for video submissions: Please upload a 90-120 second, non-professional video to YouTube. A sample opening script might include "My name is ______ from the _______ fair, and here is how our fair is Seeding Change." Send the YouTube URL to

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Fairs and Expos

Issue Highlights:

  • IAFE Spring Seminar Coverage
  • Seeding Change: The Stanislaus County Fair Community Outreach
  • A Look from the Judge's Perspective: Competitive Exhibits IAFE Entries
  • Building Relationships and Increasing Revenue
  • Installing HVAC Retrofit Replacement
  • Six Principles of Booth Design

Our Mission: To lead in representing and facilitating the evolving interests of agricultural fairs, exhibitions and show associations.