Convention Information

The 2022 Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events Convention will be held November 17-19 at The Grand Hotel in Minot, ND. 

Click the links below for Registration Information:
Associate Member Information
Fair Festival & Event Member Information

Convention Schedule
Thursday, November 17, 2022         

*Schedule subject to change
9:00 AM          12:00 PM        Registration & Associate Tradeshow Booth Setup

12:00 PM        4:00 PM          Associate Tradeshow Booth Setup

1:00 PM          6:00 PM          Registration

1:30 PM          2:30 PM          Educational Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM          3:45 PM          Educational Breakout Sessions                      

3:30 PM          4:00 PM          First Timers for Associates

4:00 PM          4:30 PM          First Timers Fair Events

4:00 PM          6:00 PM          Visit Associates/Tradeshow

5:00 PM          6:00 PM          Social and Visit Associates - Hors d'oeuvre Served

6:00 PM          10:00 PM        Welcome & Opening Session (Presidents Address,

                                                        Introduce Associates, District (1,2) Awards, Supper,

                                                        Showcases

10:00 PM        11:00 PM        Visit Associates/Tradeshow, Registration Open

                                                       Hospitality Rooms Open

Friday, November 18, 2022  

7:30 AM                                    Past President's Breakfast
8:00 AM                                    Registration Opens

8:30 AM          9:15 AM          Breakfast

                                                      Showcases

9:15AM           10:00 AM        Keynote Speaker, Larry Berry, Creating the Magic

10:15 AM        12:00 PM        Visit Associates/Tradeshow, Coffee & Cookie Break

11:00 AM        12:00 PM        Educational Breakout Sessions

12:15 PM        1:45 PM            Lunch, Showcases, District Awards (3,4,5)

                                                       Showcases

2:00 PM          2:45 PM          Educational Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM          3:45 PM          Educational Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM          3:45 AM          Associates Meeting, Election of Board Member

4:00 PM          5:00 PM          Annual Meeting

5:00 PM          6:00 PM          Visit Associates/Tradeshow

6:00 PM          10:00 PM        Dinner, Auction, Silent Auction,

                                                       District Awards (6,7,8), Showcases

10:00 PM        11:00 PM        Visit Associates/Tradeshow

                                                       Hospitality Rooms Open                             

Saturday, November 19, 2022

8:00 AM                                      Breakfast

8:15 AM                                      New Board of Directors Meeting Start Time

9:00 AM          9:45 AM          Educational Breakout Sessions

9:45 AM          11:15 AM        Visit Associates/Tradeshow Last Chance

10:00 AM        10:45 AM        Educational Breakout Sessions                      

11:15 AM                                      Showcase, Final Awards - Associate of the Year, Hall of Fame,                                                                                       Fairperson of the Year, Lunch

                                                         Announcment of New Board of Directors, Passing of the Gavel

Join us back at the Best Western Ramkota, Aberdeen, SD November 16-18, 2023!

If you have educational session and break out topic ideas, please email those to Tera at secretary@heartlandassociationffe.com! Thank you in advance!

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.

Award Nomination Forms

Download the 'Associate of the Year' form  Download the 'Event Person of the Year' Award form  Download the 'Hall of Fame' Award form

Online 'Associate of the Year' Award form  Online 'Event Person of the Year' Award form Online 'Hall of Fame' Award form

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