The IAFE has many opportunities for recognition!

IAFE Contests

Don’t you want bragging rights? How competitive are you? IAFE’s annual contests for fair, show, exhibition, and exposition members recognize and reward excellence. All contests are judged by IAFE member representatives and professionals from respective fields. For more information, visit our Contest Site!

Agriculture Awards

Competitive Exhibits

Hall of Honor Communications

Innovation in Sponsorship

Non-Fair Facility Usage

Check out IAFE’s contest site for competition details and to see past winners.

Coca-Cola Membership Contest

Top Recruiter Award

The individual who recruits the most IAFE members between Nov. 2, 2022- Nov. 1, 2023, will receive $500* *(All ties will be prorated). The winner will be announced at the 2023 IAFE Convention in Salt Lake City, UT


  1. Must be associated with an active IAFE member
  2. Recruit new member(s) by November 1, 2023
  3. Must recruit two or more members to be eligible

Coca-Cola Travel Grants

Active fair members may apply for one of five, $1,000 Coca Cola Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses related to the 2023 IAFE Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. November 26 – November 29, 2023. The 2023 Coca Cola Travel Grant application(s) will be available after January 1..

Coca-Cola First Time Convention Attendee Grant*

Receive one complimentary delegate registration (per Fair) to the IAFE Annual Convention and Trade Show.  Fairs must be a member of the IAFE and the Fair has not sent a delegate to the IAFE Annual convention in the past ten (10) years. The 2023 Coca Cola First Time Convention Attendee Grant applications will be available le after January 1.

*Limited quantities available
*New Fairs funded by the Fairs Helping Fairs program are not eligible