Why Become an ISFA Member?
Receive a listing in the Indiana Festival Guide and on IndianaFestivals.org, the website for travelers. Network and receive valuable info at the annual workshops and convention. Apply for an ISFA grant and much more!
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Associate Partners Support Festivals
ISFA's 30+ Associate Members are located across Indiana and are ready to join forces with ISFA Festival Members. These companies and organizations provide services for visitors and festivals - helping local events and the Indiana travel experience become better than ever .
Be Featured in the 2018 Festival Guide
Only ISFA members are featured in the 2018 Festival Guide. Don't miss your chance, purchase your membership. The Early Brid Deadline is June 30 and the Final Deadline is August 31. Make an even bigger splash in the 2018 Indiana Festival Guide with a display ad!Check it Out!
The Indiana State Festivals Association is the state’s largest membership organization for festivals and events. ISFA publishes the Indiana Festival Guide each year and maintains this website featuring searchable festival listings. Over 600 festivals and events receive promotion, leadership and education opportunities as members of ISFA.Click here to learn more
Bring History on Wheels to Your Event!
Bring History on Wheels, a state-of-the-art traveling exhibit to your festival! Discover Indiana's rich automotive heritage through interactive displays on the history of the auto industry, racing and more.For more info
Tell everyone that you are in the 2017 Indiana Festival Guide!
Let everyone know that your festival/organization is featured in the 2017 Indiana Festival Guide. Download the "Find a Festival" icon, post it on your website and link the image to www.IndianaFestivals.org. Image size is 250px by 200px.Download
Indiana Festival Website for the Public
Visit ISFA's website for travelers, Indiana’s best online resource for festival info! Over 600 searchable festival and event listings.Click here to visit website
2017 Road Trip
Join INAF from August 17-19 for a road trip to three of Ohio's finest county fairs. These tree fairs are all quite different in their make-up and focus. Road trip participants will experience each one and learn about how they operate. The road trip includes 2 meals, 2 nights lodging and travel via motor coach. Register by June 17, 2017.Click here to learn more
Upcoming ISFA Board Meetings
Members are welcome to attend all ISFA Board Meetings.
- July 9, 2017 at 12:30pm with lunch at Indianapolis Marriott East (Reservations required for lunch.)
- November 3, 2017 at 7pm with dinner at Indianapolis Marriott East (Reservations required for dinner.)
- November 4, 2017 at 8:30am Indianapolis Marriott East - ANNUAL MEETING
- November 4, 2017 to follow annual meeting
Hosted by Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon Fest
Saturday, April 14, 2017
The Spring Workshop is a day-long educational opportunity offered by ISFA that includes presentations and roundtables to improve your community’s events. Get updates on the Indiana Festival Guide publication and ISFA membership benefits. Register by April 7, 2018!
Events and festivals support a sense of community, and encourage participation by all people. More than 21% of Americans aged 15 and over, and 50% of Americans 65 and older have some type of disability. Review these ADA Resources for Festivals and Events to make sure your event or festival is accessible to all.Click here to learn more
Tips for Writing Festival Grants
There's a lot to thinking about when writing a festival grant. Review this document for the do's and don'ts of grant writing.Click here to learn more
How-To Guide for Planning Festivals & Events
The Indiana State Festivals Association and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development have provided a comprehensive manual to help you plan every stage of your event, from concept to post-festival evaluation.Download PDF
Complete Your ISFA Purchase with PAYPAL
To pay for your Indiana Festival Guide purchase/ISFA membership with a credit card, just click here to go to PAYPAL. Enter in the $ total at the ITEM PRICE and then click on PAY WITH A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD, OR PAYPAL CREDIT. You do not need to have a PAYPAL account to submit your payment.Pay with Credit Card via PAYPAL
Annual Festival Attendance
Check out the festival attendance numbers reported by ISFA members in 2016.More Info
Enter Your Festival's Queen in the Annual ISFA Scholarship Pageant!
The ISFA Scholarship Pageant is held at the Annual Convention in January and representatives of all ISFA member festivals are invited to participate. The deadline to apply is November 1.Download the application and pageant info
Charlene "Shorty" Harrell Memorial Grant Application
The Charlene "Shorty" Harrell Memorial Grant makes attendance to the annual ISFA Annual Convention possible for ISFA members whose festival budget is less than $10,000. The deadline to apply in November 30.
This grant is dedicated to Charlene "Shorty" Harrell of the Lagro Good Ole Days Festival, who died on November 9, 2012 while attending the annual ISFA Convention.
Ann Retseck Memorial Grant Application
The Ann Retseck Memorial Grant makes attendance to the annual ISFA Annual Convention possible for ISFA members who need assistance in paying their representatives' costs. The deadline to apply in November 30.
This grant is dedicated to Ann Gettinger Retseck for her donation of time and effort into her community's festival, the Merom Bluff Chautauqua.
Indiana Festival Guide Covers
ISFA is proud to announce that the following festivals will be featured in upcoming editions of the Indiana Festival Guide:
2019 - The Festivals of Clinton County
2021 - 75th Persimmon Festival
2017 Spring Workshop
The 2017 Spring Workshop is over, but ISFA still has a lot of great information to share! Check out some of the great presentations featured this year: