Indiana State Festival Association

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Why Become an ISFA Member?

Receive a listing in the Indiana Festival Guide and on, 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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ISFA 2015 Annual Meeting & Board Meeting

ISFA Board meetings are open to guests and members to attend.

Sunday, Nov 15
 - 2pm at Marriott East Indianapolis (7202 E 21st St, Indpls)

Indiana How-to Guide for Festivals and Events

Just Published! A manual to help you plan every aspect of your event is a new resource presented by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Indiana State Festivals Association.

About ISFA

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 550 festivals and events receive promotion, leadership and education opportunities as members of ISFA.

Indiana Festival Website for the Public

Visit ISFA's website for travelers, Indiana’s best online resource for festival info! Over 550 searchable festival and event listings.


Now's the time to purchase your 2016 ISFA membership and secure your spot in the ALL-COLOR 2016 Bicentennial edition of the Indiana Festival Guide! Login or create a new account above to get started. Also, there are opportunities to add-on a graphic to your Festival Guide listing or place a display ad. There are more options to promote your event than ever before!

ISFA Scholarship Pageant Participation

Young women who represent their local ISFA member festival can compete in the ISFA scholarship pageant in January. Scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded!

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Deadline to apply for the pageant is in the fall each year. Check back, the 2015 application will be available soon.

Discussion Board

Join the conversation! The ISFA Discussion Board is now open. It's the place to share your questions, comments and expertise.

Ann Retseck Memorial Grant Applications Now Available

The Ann Retseck Memorial Grant makes attendance to the annual ISFA Fall Convention possible for ISFA members who need assistance in paying their representatives' costs.

This grant is dedicated to Ann Gettinger Retseck for her donation of time and effort into her community's festival, the Merom Bluff Chautauqua.

Charlene "Shorty" Harrell Memorial Grant Applications Now Available

The Charlene "Shorty" Harrell Memorial Grant makes attendance to the annual ISFA Fall Convention possible for ISFA members whose festival budget is less than $10,000.
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 Fall Convention.

Indiana Festivals Attendance Rankings

ISFA Queen Appearances

To request that the ISFA queen make an appearance at your festival, contact Chris Benson or call at 260-569-9391

Indiana State Festival Association

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