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.

IAFE Events


Dec. 1-4, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

2019 IAFE Annual Convention

The 2019 IAFE Annual Convention will be held Dec. 1-4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Don't miss out on the biggest networking and educational event of the year for…


March 5-7, 2020 | Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio

2020 IAFE Impact & Impressions Specialty Seminar

The 2020 IAFE Impact & Impressions Specialty Seminar for Advertising, PR, and Sponsorship will be held March 5-7 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.


April 14-17, 2020 | Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch in St. Louis, Mo.

52nd Annual IAFE Management Conference

The 52nd Annual IAFE Management Conference (for fair management staff) will be held April 14-17, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch in St. Louis, Mo.


April 23-25, 2020 | University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Mo.

State & Provincial Association Summit

The 2020 State & Provincial Association Summit will be held April 23-25, 2020, at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Mo.


May 3-5, 2020 | Columbia Marriott in Columbia, S.C.

2020 Institute of Fair Management Summit

The 2020 Institute of Fair Management Summit will be held May 3-5 at the Columbia Marriott in Columbia, S.C.

Latest News

July 15, 2019  |   News

Stacey Wade was recently named the Lake County Fair Association’s new CEO and fair manager. Wade took over July 1 when her predecessor, Happy Norris, retired in June after 22 years. &ldq…

July 15, 2019  |   News

The Lafayette County Fair has been a yearly tradition for decades. But another yearly tradition, the threat of flooding, is not a welcome one to those who attend the fair every year. “It…

July 15, 2019  |   News

More than 20,000 people chowed down on pancakes last weekend during a family breakfast on the Calgary Stampede grounds. That's an awful lot of disposable forks, knives and plates — not t…

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IAFE Foundation

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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