Associate Convention Registration

The 2023 Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events Convention will be held November 16-18, 2023, at The Best Western Ramkota in Aberdeen, SD.

Steps to a successful convention registration.
1. Complete Attendee Registration Form 
2. Fill Out the Room Registration Form
3. Renew Membership (invoices were sent to members needing to renew)
         **Please contact Tera if you are wondering if you need to renew this year**
4. Register for a Tradeshow Booth &/or Sponsor the Convention
5. Apply to Showcase - Deadline August 1st
6. Apply for Scholarship - Deadline September 15
7. Nominate A Fair Person of the Year, Hall of Fame Member or Associate of the Year - Deadline September 15

View Convention Schedule: CLICK HERE!
Have an idea for a convention topic / breakout session?  Email us!

Attendee Registration & Room Reservations

Click Link below for the Attendee Registration Form
Attendee Registration Form
(Spouse Meals available for evening meals only, please email Tera, for more details)

Room Reservations
We have opened up more rooms at the AmericInn, as the Best Western/Ramkota has been filled!
Please be sure to call the AmericInn to reserve your room for convention!
(605) 225-4565
The block is under “Heartland Association.”
The rate is $139/night for a double queen room, plus taxes and fees.
Room block guarantee will be released as of October 15th, 2023.

We will start a wait list for the Best Western/Ramkota for those of you that wish to be on a wait list if rooms were to open up.  Be sure to contact Tera, to be placed on this  list.

Associate Membership Forms

Download Associate Membership Form

Online Associate Membership Form

Sponsorship, Tradeshow Booth and Advertising Opportunities for Members

Convention Sponsorship, Tradeshow Booth and Advertising Form

Online Convention Sponsorship, Tradeshow Booth and Advertising Form

Apply to Showcase
Online 'Showcasing Application' form

Apply to for a Scholarship
Download 'Associate Scholarship' form

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


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