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Tri-State Convention • Trade Show • Showcase • 2016

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Date: Nov 11 - Nov 12, 2016
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2016 Tri-State Convention

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MA CT RI
November 11-12, 2016
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Sturbridge, MA

Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are happy to announce the 2016 Joint Tri-state Convention & Trade Show. This will be held on November 11
th & 12th, 2016 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA.

All Day:(everything)* $95/person • Program, Breakfast, Lunch & Banquet

Business Day* $50/person • Program, Breakfast & Lunch

Reception & Banquet* $50/person • Banquet


Friday:

4:00 - 10:00 PM

Registration

3:00 - 11:00 PM

Trade Show Set-up

8:00 - 11:00 PM

Entertainment Showcase

Dinner on your own

Saturday:

7:00 AM

Registration opens

Trade Show (until 4:00 PM)

CT Teacup Auction (until 5:00 PM)

MA Raffle and Auction (until 5:00 PM)

MA and CT Photo Contests judging (All day)

7:00 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome · Program Overview, MAFA Business Meeting, CT & RI Announcements

8:15 - 9:15 AM

Keynote speaker: Ron Diamond, Raising Your Fair's Lid

9:15 - 9:45 AM

Break - Visit the Trade Show, CT Teacup Auction, MA Raffle and Auction

9:45 - 10:30 AM

Workshops or Roundtables

A.Social Media 101 - workshop

B.New ways to educate the public about agriculture - workshop

C.Grant Writing - Getting resources - workshop

D. Archiving - workshop

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Break - Visit the Trade Show, CT Teacup Auction,MA Raffle and Auction

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Workshops or Roundtables

A. Social Media 102 - workshop

B. Concessions from the viewpoint of the concessionaire - panel

C. ADA - Companion / Service Animals - workshop

D. New ways to educate the public about agriculture - roundtable

11:45 - 12:15 PM

Break - Visit the Trade Show, CT Teacup Auction,MA Raffle and Auction

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Lunch with speaker(s)

1:45 - 2:30 PM

General session - Focus group Young Fairgoers' View of Fairs

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Break - Visit the Trade Show, CT Teacup Auction,MA Raffle and Auction

2:45 - 3:30 PM

Workshops or Roundtables

A.Sharing of successes and failures - roundtable

B.Competitive Exhibits - New Ideas - roundtable

C.Security - workshop

D.4-H Fairs - roundtable

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Break - Trade Show and Raffle, Auctions

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Reception Walk Around Entertainers

5:30 PM

Banquet and Awards

MA fair Awards

MA Raffle

CT fair awards

After banquet

until 1 AM

Hospitality Room open

Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Room Rate: $109*
*MAFA Room Block - Hotel Deadline October 20th
366 Main Street, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566
Contact: 508-347-7393 | Fax: 508-347-3944





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