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2013 Joint Convention • MA • CT • RI Fairs

Date: Nov 01 - Nov 02, 2013
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2013 Joint Convention

                 MA CT RI                    
 
November 1-2, 2013
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Sturbridge, MA


Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are happy to announce the 2013 Joint Tri-state Convention & Trade Show. This will be held on November 1
st & 2nd, 2013 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA.

 
 Host Bob Wilson
Bob Wilson of Roadside Stories & WTNH Channel 8 joins us Saturday at Convention 2014.
 
 
 
 

 

 

Map
Map

Friday

4:00-6:00

Registration

Ballroom Foyer

5:00-9:00

Trade Show Setup

Commons, Commons Foyer, Sales Foyer

5:30-6:30

Presidents Reception Sponsored by: Rockwell Amusements

American Grille

Saturday

7:00

Registration

Ballroom Foyer

7:00-8:15

Buffet Breakfast

Grand Ballroom

8:00-8:15

Welcome, Program Overview, MAFA Business Meeting, ACF Announcements and Legislative Update, RI Announcements

Grand Ballroom

8:15

Networking activity

Grand Ballroom

8:30

Speaker: National Domestic Preparedness Coalition

Ken Glantz

Grand Ballroom

9:00

Trade Show

Commons, Commons Foyer, Sales Foyer

 

Quilt &Baking Contests – entries received from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

American Grille

9:30

Business Meeting (see Agenda)

 
 

Track A

Marketing/Sales

Track B

Volunteers/Personnel/Youth

Track C

Financial/Business

Track D

Agriculture and Exhibits

     

9:30-10:15

Workshops

Feedback from fairgoers – using technology (Survey Monkey, etc.), social media and on-site surveys

Debbie Huscher and Daniel Miramant, Durham Fair CT

Seminar Theatre 1

Recruiting the next generation

Brooklyn Fair CT

Seminar Theatre 2

Alternative sources of revenue – fair time and year round.

James O’Brien,

Topsfield Fair, MA

Webster

Creating a Better Museum Experience at Your Fair

Dennis Picard, Storrowton Village, Big E. MA

Oxford

10:15-10:45

Visit the Trade Show

 

10:45-11:30

Workshops

Customer Relations

Greg Chiecko, Big E, MA

Seminar Theatre 1

Fair boards and volunteer chairs – How do we change/moder

nize.

Oxford

Understanding workers compensation as it relates to subcontractors

Don McCarthy, Barnstable County Fair, MA and Bruce Shallcross, Three County Fair, MA.

Webster

Premium books – Out with the old and in with the new

Pat DiMaggio and

Conrad Halberg, Health Fair

Seminar Theatre 2

11:30-12:00

Visit the Trade Show

 

12:00-1:30

Lunch & Speaker: Getting Younger People Involved

Jessica Underberg, Erie County Fair, NY

Grand Ballroom

1:45-2:30

Round Tables

Getting out of the rut with new events

Moderator: Pete Fish, Washington County Fair, RI

Seminar Theatre 2

Recruiting and engaging volunteers

Moderator: Dennis Picard, Storrowton Village, Big E. MA

Oxford

Let’s take a look at concessionaire agreements

Moderator: Bob Carter, Hebron Harvest Fair, CT

Seminar Theatre 1

New classes, prizes and competitive events

Moderator Kathleen Halberg & Katherine Halberg, Health Fair

Webster

2:30-2:45

Visit the Trade Show

 

2:45-3:30

Round Tables

How to improve ticket sales – In advance and at the gate.

Moderator: Bob Carter, Hebron Harvest Fair, CT

Seminar Theatre 2

Volunteers – Making sure their actions have a positive effect on the fair.

Moderator: Ted Powell, Hamburg Fair, CT

Oxford

Financial planning for disasters and emergencies

Moderator: Mike Camacho, Washington County Fair, RI

Webster

Developing educational fair programming and new ideas for children’s areas

Wendy Pelletier, Franklin County Fair, MA

Seminar Theatre 1

3:30-4:00

Visit the Trade Show

 

4:00

Roll out demonstration of 2014 CT Adult Baking Contest recipe

American Grille

4:30

Reception, Auction, CT Teacup Auction, MA raffle

Grand Ballroom

5:30

Awards Banquet. Master of Ceremonies will be Bob Wilson of Roadside Stories and WTNH Channel 8, New Haven.

MA and CT Media Awards, CT Scholarship Awards, CT Baking, Apple Pie, and Quilt Contest Awards

Grand Ballroom

 

Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Located at
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Room Rate:  $99*
*MAFA Room Block - Hotel Deadline October 18th
Room Rate:  $99*
*MAFA Room Block
Hotel Deadline October 18th
 

366 Main Street, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566
 
Contact: 508-347-7393 | Fax: 508-347-3944
 

Trade Show
We Are Full At Capacity  SOLD OUT!
 
Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are happy to announce the 2013 Joint Tri-state Convention & Trade Show. This will be held on November 1st & 2nd, 2013 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA.
Trade Show will be held on Saturday November 2nd from 8am till 4pm.   Set-up can be on Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning. There will be convention activity on Friday night if you wish to have your booth open.
 
 
Trade Show 50+
 
Be sure to visit each of the 50+ Trade Show Participants
and take in the roaming acts that will entertain
throughout the weekend.
 

 

Trade Show

9:00 am – 4:00pm

 
v Walk-Around Entertainment ®Sponsor ²Promotional Table
 

Allied Specialty Insurance/Carol Serra

Insurance

 

ARMA - American Racing Mower Assoc.

Entertainment

 

Atlantic Music Productions/ Diana Ammon

Talent Agency

v

Balloon Moose/David Londergan

Entertainment

 

Central Maine Pyro, Steven Marson

Entertainment

 

Circle K Pony/Mary & Ted Krogh

Petting Zoo

 

Cover 2 Cover Band/Steve

Entertainment

 

Cuzin Richard/Richard Smith

Talent Agency

 

Drumming About You/Bob Bloom

Entertainment

 

Eastern Action Sports Teams/Greg Rooke

Entertainment

v

Ed the Wizard!/Ed

Entertainment

 

Event Production Group/Jerry

Sound

 

F & F Production, LLC/David Feimster

Entertainment

 

Fanelli's Carnival/Mark Fanelli

Attraction

®

Farm Credit East

Finance

²

Farmer Tom/Tom Walsh

Entertainment

®

Fiesta Shows

 
 

Flying High Frisbee Dogs/Mike Piazza

Entertainment

 

G-Force Adventures

Entertainment

®

Gillette Shows

 
 

Indian River Productions/Robert Bosco

Entertainment

 

Jessica Prouty Band/Jessica Prouty

Entertainment

 

Juggle This/Fly by Night Entertainment

Entertainment

 

KSR Motorsports/Jack Brady

Attraction

v

Linda Peck Productions

Entertainment

v

Lucky Bob Show/Bob

Entertainment

 

MacKay Marketing & Entertainment

Talent Agency

v

Marvelous Marvin/Marvin

Entertainment

v

Matt Episcopo Enterprises Inc/Matt Episcopo

Entertainment

 

Natchaug Music/Myrna Riquier

Entertainment

 

Nicole Frechette and The Monthei Bros. Band/Nicole Frechette

Entertainment

 

Northeast Event Rentals/Sean O'neil

Rentals

 

Northeast Midways/Tony

Entertainment

²

North Pole Productions/Tammy Peters

Entertainment

 

One Sharpe Marriage/Mike Gross

Entertainment

 

Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

Attraction

 

PD Communications/Pat Dimaggio

Communications

v

Professor Paddy-Whack's One Man Junk Band/Rick Adam

Entertainment

 

R.W. Commerford and Sons, Inc./ Robert Commerford

Animal Shows

 

Racing Lemmurs/Barry DeVoll

Entertainment

 

Radio One/Robert Beyus

Communications

 

Records & Burpee Children's Zoo/Larry

Attraction

 

Rosie’s Racing Pigs/Roger Defoce

Entertainment

v

Scott Jameson - Magician

Entertainment

 

Shootout Productions, Inc/Don Ramsey

Attraction

 

Sickline Carving/Adam Mulholland

Wood Carver

 

Skyfire Productions/Dan Galvis

Entertainment

v

Smiling Faces Productions/Joe Howard

Entertainment

 

Sounds by Rich Entertainment LLC

Sound

 

Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby/Frank

Attraction

 

The Fair Publishing House/Cara Dalton

Supplies

²

The Large Flowerheads/Colleen

Entertainment

v

Vic and Sticks/Vicki Ethier

Entertainment

®

Washington County Fair

Event

 

William & Dimaggio Sound Company

Sound

 
 
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