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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Advertise in the Festival Guide

ISFA's Festival Guide is Indiana's most popular travel guidebook! Reach 500,000 travelers who are looking for a festival to attend.

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

FALL CONVENTION Registration Open!

Join the annual ISFA Fall Convention (Nov 14-16) where industry professionals from around the state share event ideas, trends and more. 

Indiana Festival Website for the Public

Visit ISFA's website for travelers, Indiana’s best online resource for festival info! Over 450 searchable festival and event listings.


ISFA Queen Appearances

Adison Nicole Smith, representing The Covington July 4th Celebration, is this year's ISFA Queen!

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


ISFA Scholarship Pageant Participation

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

Click below for info and application.

Deadline to apply for the pageant is in OCT each year.

REQUIRED: All Festival Vendors Must be Registered with Indiana Dept of Revenue

As a vendor at an event in Indiana, you must register with the Indiana Department of Revenue to be a registered retail merchant.

2014 Board Meetings

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

Sept 7-Wyndham Hotel West Suite 162, Indianapolis (1:30pm)

Nov 14- Wyndham Hotel West Suite 162, Indianapolis (4pm)

Nov 15-Annual Meeting at Wyndham Hotel West, Indianapolis (Noon)

Nov 16- Wyndham Hotel West Suite 162, Indianapolis (11am)

Discussion Board

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

ISFA Updated Bylaws

Click on the link below to read the new ISFA Bylaws.

Amenity Insurance


Exclusive benefit insurance program for ISFA members

Sneak Preview the 2015 Festival Guide!

The 2015 Festival Guide is printed in December so that it is available across Indiana in January. ISFA members, sneak a peek at this first draft and alert your Regional Account Executive by Mon 10/27 if you need to make any updates. 

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 State Festival Association

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