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 .

Indiana State Fair

Stop by our booth and pick up your free Indiana State Festival Guide! We're at the Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits venue, presented by Visit Indiana. We have a record number of Festival Guides to give away to State Fair-goers this year. We will be here through August 19, hope to see you!


Now's the time to purchase your 2019 ISFA membership and secure your spot in the Indiana Festival Guide! Login or create a new account above to get started. Also, don't forget to add-on a graphic to your Festival Guide listing or place a display ad!

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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.

Pay with Credit Card via PAYPAL

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

Early Bird Contest Winners

Congratulations, Early Bird! You've won a FREE upgrade for your 2019 Indiana Festival Guide Listing! Please contact your RAE by Aug. 31, 2018 to claim your prize.

Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Advertiser

Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders, Associate

St. Joseph County 4-H Fair, North Region Festival

Elwood Glass Festival, East Region Festival

Noblesville Street Dance, Central Region Festival

Model T Covered Bridge Tour, West Region Festival

Shoals Catfish Festival, South Central Region Festival

Jasper O' Tannenbaum Days, South Region Festival

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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Is your festival featured in the 2018 Indiana Festival Guide?

Let everyone know that your festival/organization is featured in the 2018 Indiana Festival Guide. Download the "Find a Festival" icon, post it on your website and link the image to Image size is 250px by 200px.


Bring History on Wheels to Your Event!

Bring History on Wheels, a state-of-the-art traveling exhibit to your festival! Discover Indiana's rich automotive heritage through interactive displays on the history of the auto industry, racing and more. 

For more info

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

Next Board Meeting:

Sunday, June 10
10am CST (11am EST)
The Farmhouse, Fair Oaks Farm, Fair Oaks

Upcoming Board Meetings:

Friday, November 9
ISFA Board Retreat, Dinner Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Lafayette

Saturday, November 10
ISFA Annual Meeting
8:30 am EST
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Lafayette

ISFA Board Retreat
after ISFA Annual Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Lafayette

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

2019 Spring Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:00am - 4:30pm

Frankfort Community Public Library
208 W Clinton St.
Frankfort, IN

Hosted by The Festivals of Clinton County, Indiana

Registration begins at 8:30am

Lunch included for ISFA Members. Pre-registration required for FREE lunch.
$30 fee for workshop and lunch for non-members.

Click to Pre-Register