WV Fairs & Festivals 2019 Convention
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9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Quick Links
Links to all payment and registration forms related to the 2019 Convention are on this page. You can scroll down through the page to find what you need or use the quick links provided right here:

Convention Registration
Friday Trade Show and Pageant tickets
Weekend Workshops
Trade Show Booth registration
Officer Election
Opening Ceremony Gift Basket

​2019 Convention Pricing and Registration

  • Same as 2018 – $110 per registered delegate/guest
  • $45 Optional – Friday only Trade Show/Event Promotion ticket for those not registering for the $110 Delegate and Guest Registration
  • $25 Optional – Saturday night pageant ticket for those not registering for the $110 Delegate and Guest Registration

Full registration information on this blog post

Active registration on the web with a “public” form for the 2019 Convention will begin at 8:00 am on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Online registration – use this link
Link to download PDF – PDF registration form

2019 Friday Trade Show and/or Saturday Pageant tickets

For those not registering for the $110 Delegate and Guest Registration, there will be an opportunity to attend the Trade Show on Friday and/or attend the Pageant on Saturday. Pricing for those tickets is below:

  • $45 Friday Trade Show/Pageant ticket
  • $25 Saturday Pageant only ticket

Use this link for individual Friday or Saturday tickets

Weekend Workshops
Workshops for the 2019 Convention are scheduled to include the following topics.  A more detailed description and response form can be found using this link.

Friday – 1/11/2019

3:30 -4:30 pm   IAFE Keynote Speaker Follow Up
Civic Center Room 203  –  Jeremy Parsons, CFE – Clay County Fair in Iowa

4:30 – 5:30 pm   Grant Writing
Civic Center Room 202  –  Dr. Barbara Liedl – Associate Research Professor, WVSU

4:30 – 5:30 pm    Ride Safety WV Dept of Labor
Civic Center Room 204 – Kim Ayers – WV Dept of Labor

5:45 – 6:45 pm   Sponsorships
Civic Center Room 204 – Amber Viars – City of Logan

5:45- 6:45 pm    Making Musical Entertainment Effective at Your Event
Civic Center Room 202  – Joshua Swiger – Blues Alley Music / Rick Modesitt Associates (RMA)

Saturday – 1/12/2019

9:45 – 10:45 am  How to Market Your Fair or Festival
Marriott  Salon F  –  Tim Brady – Charleston CVB

9:45 – 10:45 am  Pageant Directors Meeting
Marriott Salon D

9:45 – 10:45 am  Grow your Livestock Auction
Marriott Salon E – Jackson County Fair

11 am – Noon  Non-Profit Law – Are you in compliance?
Marriot Salon E  –  Elaine Wilson – WVU College of Law

11 am – Noon  Service Animals at your Event
Marriott Salon F  –   Brenda Scotchie, WV Service Dog Support Group

1:15-2:15 pm – General Session – Emergency Planning for your event
Mike Honaker, Director of Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management/Greenbrier County 911 Center Director

2:30-3:30 pm   Social Media 101
Marriott Salon F  –   Meredith Miles, Fahlgren Mortine

2:30-3:30 pm  Insurance Basics for Your Event
Marriott Salon E  –  Chris Heater, Garton Insurance

*Check final room assignment when you get to the Convention

2019 Convention Trade Show Booth Registration

Use this link for registration
Preferred Deadline 12/14/2018

2019 Opening Ceremony Gift Baskets –
Your chance to highlight your Event or Business

Use this link to register your Gift Basket

We are excited about the new addition to our Convention – an Official Opening Ceremony. We will open the ceremony with an introduction of all the 2019 WVAFF Queen contestants, in addition, we are asking those attending the Opening Ceremonies to contribute a prize basket that will be given away at the end of Opening Ceremonies.

This basket should contain items that highlight your Event and/or the area that it is in – or your business and the services that it offers. We understand some Events/Businesses are larger than others, so this is not a competition. Your basket can contain “swag” from your Event/Business, tickets to next year’s Events, gift cards from area businesses or edibles unique to your Event/Business.

Anyone attending the Opening Ceremonies will have the opportunity to obtain a ticket to be eligible to win a basket——and——-the ultimate prize from our first Opening Ceremonies—-the choice of one of following options from the WVAFF for their Business or Event:

One of your registered weekend attendees, or someone attending with members of your Event/Business, will have the opportunity to win one of the following prizes:

Free entry fee for your Queen in the 2020 WVAFF Queen’s Competition
A free membership for 2020 and three paid registrants for the 2020 Convention
A free membership and booth at the 2020 Convention
So anyone you have attending the Opening Ceremonies, and is:

A registered weekend attendee
Attending on a Friday Trade Show/Pageant ticket and attending with your Event/Business
Is present in the audience when tickets are being selected
will have the opportunity to win their choice of one of the available prizes for your Event or Business.

So the more people representing your Event/Business, the better your chances may become to win one of the prizes above. Updates and reminders about the opening ceremonies and workshops will follow soon

2019 Election of Officers Submission –
Treasurer and Associate Member Representative

Two offices are up for nomination this year, which are the Treasurer and Associate Member Representative. – Use this link for info and registration

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