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Nominations for the TAF&E Board of Directors

The TAF&E is currently accepting nominations for the TAF&E Board of Directors. Nominations will be considered by the nominating committee for future service to the TAF&E Board of Directors.

Considerations for Animal Activities

The Center for Disease Control recently released some Considerations for Animal Activities at Fairs, Shows & Other Events. As your event makes it's plans these considerations might assist.

2021 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the Texas Association of Fairs & Events Education Foundation Scholarships. Each year the TAF&E Education Foundation awards ten $2,000 scholarships to deserving young people from our member events.

The 2021 recipients are:

Avery Hall - Titus County Fair

Cooper Ford - Rio Grande Valley Fair

Hunter Schumann - Austin County Fair

Janae Braune - Guadalupe County Fair

Jenna Lindermann - Fort Bend County Fair

Kyle Real - State Fair of Texas

Landon Urban - Fayette County Fair

Leroy Stavinoha - Colorado County Fair

Rachel Detten - Tri-State Fair & Rodeo

Rylee Ritchie - Heart O'Texas Fair & Rodeo

Event Communications Check List

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions has assembled a number of tools and materials for fairs/events to utilize in making decisions and implementing their events. In this time of uncertainty we are all working to make the best decisions. As TAF&E gets more resources we will pass them along.

View the Resource Page: https://www.fairsandexpos.com/Communicable-Diseases

TAF&E Educational Foundation Scholarship Deadline

TAF&E Educational Foundation Scholarship Deadline: April 15, 2022

If you have any question feel free to contact Executive Director Chris Shivers at 830-990-1332 or Monica Mears at 979-532-9141.

Scholarship Application: https://www.texasfairs.com/p/resources-and-awards/scholarships/youth-scholarship-opportunities

State Fair of Texas Job - Ticketing/Sales Mgr.

Legislation passed to Reduce Taxes at County Fairs

Make plans to Attend the 2023 TAF&E Convention!

Each year Fair/Event and Associate Members meet at the TAF&E Convention for fellowship, education, a trade show that offers necessary services and the showcases of some of the best talent in the country.

January 5 -7, 2023
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