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 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.

ISFA Queen Appearances

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 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.

2015 Board Meetings

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

Apr 18
- Das Dutchman Essenhaus (following Workshop)

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


Learn how to make your community's event even better! Attend one of the Spring Workshops. FREE for ISFA members!
Sat, April 11 in Bloomington, IN
Sat, April 18 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus
Registration info is coming soon!

Indiana State Festival Association

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