The 2019 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 .

2019 Convention

January 4-5, 2019 

Join Indiana State Festivals Association and Indiana Association of Fairs and Festivals for the 2019 Convention in Indianapolis! Be sure to register ahead of time.


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.

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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.

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ISFA Internship

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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 This is a non-paid internship opportunity.

IOTD & ISFA Celebrates 45 Years of Hoosier Energy Support

2017_HoosierEnergyAward.jpgHoosier 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. 

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ADA Resources

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.

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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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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
2020 - French Lick, West Baden & Orange County Festivals
2021 - 75th Persimmon Festival

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

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

Download the application

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Board Meetings:

Friday, January 4, 2019
Pre-Convention ISFA Board Meeting
2 pm EST
Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis

Saturday, January 5, 2019
ISFA Board & Membership Meeting Luncheon
12:15 pm EST
Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis

Sunday, January 6, 2019
Post-convention ISFA Board Meeting
10 am EST
Marriott Hotel East, Indianapolis