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Membership

The Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals provides a way to improve events by promoting them and by educating event organizers.  Membership in LAFF is open to all fairs, festivals and special events in Louisiana.  As with any association, there is strength in numbers.  These fairs, festivals and special events are a major part of tourism in our state.  They enhance the quality of life in a community as well as create an influx of tourism dollars that can be spent at a local level.  These events create a special cooperative spirit through the hard work of volunteers and coordinators.  In addition to the economic and community benefits the events are a source of good wholesome fun!

Help us tell the world that Louisiana has come  of the friendliest folks and the best fairs, festivals and special events in some capacity, such as organizers, food vendors, entertainers, etc.

Active Members:

$75/yr.

fairs and festivals

 

Associate Members:

$100/yr.

vendors, suppliers, consultants, entertainers, merchandisers, marketing and advertising agencies, cities, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, individuals, etc.

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Become a Member!

 

About L.A.F.F

What is LAFF?

 

The Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals is a nonprofit organization financed solely by annual membership dues.  The Association is in existence to help promote the value and importance of fairs and festivals, serves as a strong support group to members with the desire to improve the event.  An elected, representative board of directors governs the activities within the association.

Who is LAFF?

 

Membership includes community, parish, district and regional fairs, shows and festivals located in the State of Louisiana.  Membership also includes industry representatives who provide supplies or service to fairs and festivals as associate members.  Membership is the primary strength of the association.

Why join LAFF?

 

The growth and success of your event and business requires hard work and innovation.  You have to supply the hard work, but innovation comes from seeing, hearing and gaining knowledge of what is happening with other events in and around Louisiana.  Large, active membership expands the pool of resources for members to draw from.  It is extremely important to the survival and success of fairs and festivals to group together along with associate members to work towards overcoming the obstacles that face the fair and festival industry.  Besides helping educate each other, special, long-term friendships result from the association of our members.

Membership Dues

 

LAFF dues are minimal, providing an opportunity for every festival and events participate as well as associated who provide services to our fairs and festivals.  Membership is billed annually for the annual convention (February).  To be included in the LAFF directory, dues must be paid by April 1st.  If dues are paid after April 1st and by September 1st, information regarding your membership will be printed in a Louisiana Fairs and Festivals brochure printed for LAFF by the Louisianan Department of Agriculture and Forestry and distributed nationwide by the Louisiana Department of Tourism.

Active Members:

$75/yr.

fairs and festivals

 

Associate Members:     $100/yr.

vendors, suppliers, consultants, entertainers, merchandisers, marketing and advertising agencies, cities, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, individuals, etc.

Download Application

Membership Includes:

 

Quarterly Newsletters

 

Free listing and copy of the annual LAFF Resource Guide

 

Publicity Assistance

 

Credibility from a LAFF endorsement

 

Representation in government agencies, associations and meetings

 

Networking and communication with other festivals

 

Education seminars and programs

 

Development assistance from the LA Dept of Tourism

We also have a blast at our Annual Convention!

 

Held in the first quarter of the year, the annual convention is the highlight of the association's activities.  Industry speakers, panel workshops and round table discussions are offered to give participants the opportunity to share information, ideas and experiences.  Industry representatives are available at a Trade Show and in Hospitality Suites to assist attendees with plans and purchases for upcoming events.  The talent showcases banquets, hospitality rooms and the festival atmosphere provide education, fellowship and fun for all who attend.Annual Convention

 

Held in the first quarter of the year, the annual convention is the highlight of the association's activities.  Industry speakers, panel workshops and round table discussions are offered to give participants the opportunity to share information, ideas and experiences.  Industry representatives are available at a Trade Show and in Hospitality Suites to assist attendees with plans and purchases for upcoming events.  The talent showcases banquets, hospitality rooms and the festival atmosphere provide education, fellowship and fun for all who attend.Annual Convention

 

Held in the first quarter of the year, the annual convention is the highlight of the association's activities.  Industry speakers, panel workshops and round table discussions are offered to give participants the opportunity to share information, ideas and experiences.  Industry representatives are available at a Trade Show and in Hospitality Suites to assist attendees with plans and purchases for upcoming events.  The talent showcases banquets, hospitality rooms and the festival atmosphere provide education, fellowship and fun for all who attend.

Keep Current:  Newsletters & Governmental Relations

 

We inform member fairs and festivals of legislative issues which affect the fair/festival industry is one of the priorities of the association. Newsletters are periodically sent to all LAFF members.  Their purpose is to keep fair/festival managers and board members abreast of current legislative happenings, along with convention news and information of interest to all members.

Directory

 

The membership directory is published by the association for the direct benefit of its members.  The directory provides a list of the current year officers and directors of LAFF an alphabetical listing of fairs/festivals organized by district and an alphabetical listing of associate members, complete with addresses and telephone numbers organized by services or products provided.  The membership directory is available to members as a part of the annual dues.

Publicity

 

LAFF provides membership event dates, locations and contact person information as requested by interested persons and is sent to several state and national publication.

 

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