The 2017 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 .

Enter Your Festival's Queen in the Annual ISFA Scholarship Pageant!

The ISFA Scholarship Pageant is held at the Annual Convention and representatives of all ISFA member festivals are invited to participate. The deadline to apply is NOVEMBER 1, 2016.

Download the application and pageant info

Complete Your 2017 ISFA Purchase with PAYPAL

To pay for your 2017 ISFA Membership and/or 2017 Indiana Festival Guide purchase 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.

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

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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

Upcoming ISFA Board Meetings

Members are welcome to attend all ISFA Board Meetings.

  • Friday, December 9 at 9pm and Saturday, December 10 at 8am. 700 Walton St, Rockville, IN
  • January 6, 2017 at 2pm at Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel
  • January 7, 2017 at 11:30am at Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel during the ISFA/INAF Annual Convention
  • January 8, 2017 at 10:30am at Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel

Annual Convention

Each January, ISFA holds an annual convention with the Indiana Association of Fairs & Festivals. This joint convention offers education sessions for event managers and festival coordinators across the state.
* Fri-Sun, January 6-8, 2017 at Indianapolis Marriott East *

Register for the 2017 Convention!

ADA Resources

Events and festivals support a sense of community, and ecnourage 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.

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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.

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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.

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Charlene "Shorty" Harrell Memorial Grant Applications Now Available

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 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2016.
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.

Download the application

Ann Retseck Memorial Grant Applications Now Available

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 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2016.

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

Download the application