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