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Indiana State Festival Association

ISFA Staff


Doug & Mary Helen Weisheit
Evenings after 7pm is the best time or leave a message on the answering machine and we will do our best to get back with you very soon.

Regional Account Executives

Terri Grabill
South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority

East & Central
Katy Cavaleri
Magnify Marketing

West, South Central & South
Darla S. Blazey

All Corporate Advertising
Bryan Apolskis
Sequence Event Management


Kim Stevens, President
Frankfort Hot Dog Festival

Larry Bemis, Vice-President
Newport Antique Hill Climb

Nancy Alldredge, Secretary
Riley Festival

Kirk Works, Treasurer
Swiss Wine Festival

Gale Gerber, Past President
Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Cheryl Hamilton, Past-Past President
Linton Freedom Festival

Board of Directors

Empowering Indiana Festivals through education, networking and leadership.

Brenda Alexander
Frankton Heritage Days

Larry Bemis
Newport Hill Climb

Chris Benson
Wabash Herb Festival

Larry Hardman 
Judah Heritage Weekend

Sarah Kesterson
Cumberland Christmas Festival

Bernadette Manuel
Yellowstone Trail Fest

Vanessa McClary
SCI Kiwanis Balloon Fest

Don Morrison
Marshall County Blueberry Festival

Jim MuciarelliHistorian
Rosedale Strawberry Festival

Eric Rowles
500 Festival

Karen Weik
TraveliN Magazine 


ISFA would like to thank the following organizations for their support of Indiana festivals:

ISFA Mission

The Indiana State Festivals Association (ISFA) is a non-profit organization created to “Empower Indiana Festivals, Events and Organizations through education, networking and leadership.” ISFA is devoted to promoting and enhancing festivals and events throughout the state.

2016 ISFA Spring Workshops

April 9 - Holiday Inn Express Bedford
April 23- Center for History, North Manchester 

ISFA Board Meetings

Annual Convention & Scholarship Pageant

January 6-8, 2017 at the Indianapolis Marriott East.
Over 1,500 attendees attend the convention each year, which is a partnership with Indiana Association of Fairs.

2016 ISFA Scholarship Pageant

Queen- Mariah Kagels, Covington 4th of July Celebration
1st Runner up- Ashley Fritz, Riley Festival
2nd runner up, Madelyn Steurer, Harvest Homecoming
3rd runner up, Macy Mumaw, Little Italy Festival
4th runner up, Camille Ruff, Jasper Strassenfest; 
Directors Award, Anna Kluender, Mitchell Persimmon Festival
Miss Friendship, Emma Brewer, Linton Freedom Festival

Congratulations, Mariah!

Mariah Kagels, representing the Covington 4th of July Celebration, has been crowned the 2016 Indiana State Festivals Association QUEEN and the winner of an ISFA scholarship!