Registration will open to participate in the 2019 Indiana Festival Guide on March 5.
The 2018 Indiana Festival Guide is Now Closed
You can still become an ISFA member and receive a website listing for your festival or organization. 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 .
2018 Spring Workshop
Learn how to make your community's event even better! Attend one of the ISFA Spring Workshops. FREE for ISFA members! $20 for non-members (includes lunch.)
Click here for Agenda and Registration Form
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina
9301 S Fairfax Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
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
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
ISFA is looking for interns to help promote Indiana festivals and fairs, while gaining valuable experience in event planning and organizational leadership.
ISFA thanks Andrew Weisheit, a Junior at Huntington University, for selecting ISFA for his winter internship. Andrew contributed over 100 hours to ISFA. Andrew attended ISFA Committee meetings, represented ISFA at the annual convention, completed a research project, delivered 2018 Indiana Festival Guides and submitted advisory reports from his internship to the ISFA President.
For more information about becoming an ISFA intern, please contact ISFA Coordinator Doug Weisheit at info@IndianaFestivals.org. This is a non-paid internship opportunity.
IOTD & ISFA Celebrates 45 Years of Hoosier Energy Support
Hoosier Energy started the Festival Guide as a community service to their membership in 1972 and it quickly spread statewide. Hoosier Energy had a vision for travelers to, and in, Indiana. That vision still shines brightly 45 years later, just like the millions of light bulbs that Hoosier Energy powers across this great State. All of us in the travel and tourism industry, including our ISFA member festivals in all 92 counties, owe a debt of thanks to the foresight of Hoosier Energy.Read More
Is your festival featured in the 2018 Indiana Festival Guide?
Let everyone know that your festival/organization is featured in the 2018 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
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
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
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
Each January, ISFA holds an annual convention with the Indiana Association of Fairs & Festivals. Join festivals and fairs from across Indiana for educational sessions, entertainment showcases, ISFA queen pageant and industry trade show. Attended by over 1,500 festival and fair representatives.
Fri.-Sun., January 4-6, 2019
Indianapolis Marriott East