Convention Information

The 2021 Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events Convention will be held November 18-20, 2021, at the Best Western Ramkota in Aberdeen, SD.

Fair, Festival & Event Members CLICK HERE for Convention Registration

Associate Members CLICK HERE for Convention Registration


2021 Together Towards Tomorrow

Thursday, November 18th*
9:00am - 12:00pm    Registration
1:00pm - 4:00pm       Vendor Set Up
1:00pm - 5:00pm       Registration
1:30pm - 5:00pm       Educational Sessions, Meetings & Associate Visits Begin
5:00pm - 10:00pm   Social, Dinner, Awards & Showcases
10:00pm-                     Visit Associates & Hospitality Rooms

Friday, November 19th*
7:30am - 8:30am      Registration
8:30am                         Opening Session & Keynote Speaker
10:30am -12:15am    Visit Associates & Educational Sessions
12:15pm                        Lunch, Awards & Showcases
1:45pm - 2:45pm      Annual Meeting
3:00pm - 6:00pm     Educational Sessions, Meetings & Associate Visits
6:00pm                         Dinner, Awards & Showcases
10:00 -                          Visit Associates & Hospitality Rooms

Saturday, November 20th*
9:00am - 11:15am     Educational Sessions, Visit Associates/Tradeshow
11:15am                        Lunch, Final Awards (Associate of the Year, Hall of Fame, Fairperson of the Year) & Showcases
*Preliminary schedule, subject to changes.

Join us in Minot, ND November 16-20, 2022!

Have an idea for the convention?  Email us!

We pay tribute to those who have given much to the fair industries in North and South Dakota.  Below you will find those were honored by the respective North and South Dakota Fair Associations prior to merging to form the Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events.

Event Person of the Year

Past Award Winners

Associate of the Year

Past Award Winners

Hall of Fame

Past Award Winners

IAFE Heritage Award Winners

Brian Carlson

Neil Fleming -  Pembina County and North Dakota State Fair

Edwin Schmidt - McLean County Fair

Charles 'Chuck' Meikle - Stutsman County Fair and North Dakota State Fair

Members

Any fair, festival, event, associate or individual may become a member of the Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events! Members will be listed in the membership directory that will be handed out at our annual convention, as well as displayed on our website, allowing for additional exposure to help reach individual goals. Members will also receive a wealth of information that will help in generating new ideas to enhance future events. We invite you to apply for HAFFE membership, as well as view information on our current members.

HAFFE Membership