THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2022 INDIANA FESTIVAL GUIDE!

Review the different ISFA membership options, the many ways to add-on a graphic to your Festival Guide listing and display ad opportunities!

 

 

 

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Reserve your spot in the 2022 INDIANA FESTIVAL GUIDE

2021 Spring Workshop

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Dubois County, IN. Hosted by Visit Dubois County
Learn how to make your community’s event even better! FREE for ISFA & INAF members! $30 for non-members (includes lunch) Seminars, presenters, updated regulations, festival marketing programs.

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Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Board Meetings

Saturday, January 9, 2021
ISFA Meeting
Details Coming Soon
Greenfield, IN

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Spring Workshop
Registration 8:30 am
Workshop 9 am
Hosted by The Festivals of Dubois County – Jasper, IN

Indiana State Festivals Association Queen Update

We are excited to bring back the ISFA Scholarship Pageant in 2021! This coming year will be a little different. See more details by clicking the button below…

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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 500 festivals and events receive promotion, leadership and education opportunities as members of ISFA.

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IOTD & ISFA Celebrates Hoosier Energy Support

Hoosier 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 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, owe a debt of thanks to the foresight of Hoosier Energy.

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Indiana Festival Guide Covers

As produced by Indiana State Festivals Association

ISFA is proud to announce that the following festivals will be featured in upcoming editions of the Indiana Festival Guide:

2023 – Festival Country, Johnson County
2022 – 75th Annual Mitchell Persimmon Festival
2021 – The Festivals of Dubois County

Past Covers:
2020 – The Festivals of French Lick West Baden
2019 – The Festivals of Clinton County
2018 – Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon Fest
2017 – The Festivals of Anderson/Madison County
2016 – Nappanee Apple Festival
2015 – Circus City Festival
2014 – Marshall County Blueberry Festival
2013 – The Battle of Corydon Reenactment
2012 – Riley Festival
2011 – Parke County Covered Bridge Festival
2010 – Swiss Wine Festival

 

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ISFA AWARDS & HONOREES

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JOSEPHINE HAUK AWARD

IN HONOR OF JOSEPHINE HAUK (pictured left) –   Founding ISFA Board Member,   1992 IFEA Hall of Fame Inductee,  Formerly of the Indianapolis 500 Festival

Josephine Hauck was the Executive Director of the 500 Festival for nearly three decades. She transformed it into one of the greatest festivals held in the state and throughout the nation.

Her leadership and strong demeanor lead her to be affectionately known as “General Jo”. Each May she would lead her board and thousands of volunteers in producing the merry month of May in Indianapolis. Founded by civic leaders in 1957, the 500 Festival was created to celebrate the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the annual running of the Indianapolis 500 each May.

Jo Believed strongly in the need for festival planners to share their enthusiasm, ideas, and experience for the betterment of all festivals. She is credited with founding the Indiana State Festivals Association in 1972. An award in her name was established in 1993 and is still given annually at the Indiana State Festivals Association Convention to an individual who has contributed significantly to the building of festivals in the state of Indiana. Josephine was awarded the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash by two different Indiana Governors. The award is the highest honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow upon one of its citizens.

Josephine was one of the founding fathers of IFEA as well. She worked tirelessly networking with festivals across the country and led the organization in its early years. She attended the annual convention regularly with her husband Kenny who she met while he was serving as President of the 500 Festival in 1967. They were a concerted team and each other’s biggest supporter. She continued to be active in festival work even after her retirement from the 500 Festival in 1992.

 Editor’s Note: Josephine Hauck, CFEE, passed away in 1997

ANN RETSECK MEMORIAL GRANT AWARD WINNERS

2020    Freetown Freedom Festival

2018    North Judson Mint Festival

2015    Northern Indiana Lakeview Festival

2013    Cumberland Art Goes to the Market

            Fun Fest by the River

            The Elkhart Jazz Festival

            Yellowstone Trail Fest

            Fest of the Turning Leaves

2011    Roann Covered Bridge Festival

HARRELL MEMORIAL GRANT AWARD WINNERS

2020    Freetown Freedom Festival

2018    North Judson Mint Festival

 

ISFA – KIRK WORKS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2019    Kirk Works, Swiss Wine Festival

2020    Don Morrison, Blueberry Festival