Fair, Festival & Event Convention Registration

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

Steps to a successful convention registration.
1. Complete Attendee Registration Form
2. Call The Grand Hotel, Minot to book your rooms! 701-852-3161
3. Renew Membership for your Fair, Festival or Event for 2022
4. Sponsor the Convention
5. Nominate A Fair Person of the Year, Hall of Fame Member or Associate of the Year

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

Attendee & Room Registration Forms

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

Room Reservations are to be made directly through The Grand Hotel, Minot, ND.  Please call 701-852-3161 and note*Heartland Association Convention to receive the room block discount of $89.00 per room/night.  Upgrades are available for an additional fee.
If you wish to book a hospitality room, please contact Tera, secretary@heartlandassociationffe.com.
Room block guarantee will be released as of October 15th, 2022.

We have secured rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites for those who missed the deadline for securing a room at the host hotel, The Grand Hotel.

A Message from a neighboring hotel welcoming us!
"We're glad you can join us for The Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events.
We have a room block reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites Minot Airport for November 17, 2022 through November 20, 2022. Booking your room is simple, just select "Book a Room" to receive your group's preferred rate.
We're looking forward to seeing you in November! We hope you enjoy your stay and your group's event!"
Click here to book! https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/motndhx-haf-044419cd-ff45-4f4d-9667-0480e1667c16/?fbclid=IwAR1aVkXyzHULpqx1iAb6AaamJRilrZOszhYe6kJM3QLVZUEgAJNgtMs4bJ8https://www.hilton.com/.../motndhx-haf-044419cd-ff45.../

Fair, Festival and Event Membership Forms

Fair Festival and Event 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

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