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IAFE Zone1 Convention 2019 - Maine

Date: Apr 11 - Apr 13, 2019

Hello to all of our Fair Friends in Zone 1.

Our Conference is just around the corner on April 11,12,13, 2019 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. We are excited to bring you a fun, interesting, and educational weekend. Please join us and reconnect with your other Zone 1 friends.

The registration form can be downloaded from our website mainefairs.org. The best rate for the registration is $150, until February 15th. After that it will be $175. This includes all meals, events and activities, including a lobster dinner !! We will also be taking our guests to the Union Fair, by bus, a short 15 miles away, and then will enjoy a delicious dinner and wine tasting by the Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery.

The Samoset is a gorgeous hotel right on the ocean. You can make your hotel reservations at SamosetResort.com, or by calling 1-800-341-1650. Request the room block MAAF19 to get the best rate for our group. $117 standard room, $151 deluxe room, first come, first served.

Please join us in Maine.....and experience the "Magic of Maine, from the Farm, the Forest, and the Sea !!!

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email.

Thank you !

Cheerfully,

Kathryn R. Hunter

President, Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs

hunterfarm1717@gmail.com

207-729-1544

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See .PDF Schedule above right
Thursday April 11, 2019
Saturday April 13, 2019
3:00-7:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 8:30-10:30pm
Friday April 12, 2019
7:00am-12 noon 7:00-9:00am 8:00am
8:30-11:30am 11:45-1:30
2:00-3:00pm
3:15-3:30pm 3:45-4:45pm
Registration...................Windjammer Lobby Welcome Reception......Baypoint Ballroom Hospitality Gathering....Baypoint Ballroom
Registration ............................... Windjammer Lobby Breakfast....................................State of Maine Hall MDACF Commissioner
Emergency Plans .......................Baypoint Ballroom Kevin Rousseau, MEMA & Rachael Fiske, MDACF
Lunch Buffet .............................. State of Maine Hall National Anthem by Graci Gillen
Keynote - U.S.Army SSG Travis Mills
Meet & Greet with SSG Travis Mills
Farm to Fair ............................... Rockland Room Darcy Winslow – Waterford World’s Fair
The Importance of Bylaws ........Camden Room
Bill McFarland – Windsor Fair
Volunteer Programs .................. Rockport Room April Boucher – Common Ground Fair
Afternoon Refreshments State of Maine Hall Lobby Government & Your Fair...........Schooner Room Melissa Jordan – MDACF, Barry Norris – Union Fair Children’s Activities at your Fair .. Rockland Room Junia Norris – Union Fair
H2B Program .............................Camden Room Jorge Acero- State Monitor Advocate H-2A H-2B FLC Handling a Crisis at your Fair ....Rockport Room David Andrews- Fryeburg Fair
Lobster Dinner .........................State of Maine Hall Hospitality Gathering ................ Baypoint Ballroom Entertainment by Sharon Hood & Dixon Road Band
7:00-9:00am 8:30am
9:15-10:15am
Breakfast....................................State of Maine Hall Guest Speaker: Tom Peaco, Executive Director Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
Being an Owner, Trainer, Driver in the Harness Racing Industry..........................Rockland Room Mike Cushing – Farmington Fair
Rising Stars of Maine Fairs........Camden Room Marilyn Hunter-Topsham Fair, Liz Chaisson-Pittston Fair, Arthur Adams-Fryeburg Fair
IT Support for Fairs....................Rockport Room Steve Graustein – Fryeburg Fair
IAFE Zone 1 Meeting .................Baypoint Ballroom Mark St. Jacques – Director
YPI Auction
Lunch..........................................Baypoint Ballroom Keynote – Building Boards that Build
Gordon Hibbard – IAFE
Institute of Fair Management...Baypoint Ballroom #130 Ag Programming
Jen Cannon, CFE, Iowa State Fair
Depart by bus to the Union Fair, Union Maine
The Matthews Museum and Blueberry Museum Other activities include:
Music by the Saltwater Hillbilly
Wagon rides by the FDHMP Club
Race Horse & Bike – Mike Cushing
Cotton Candy – Nash Family Concessions
Blacksmith – Jan Tricarico
Chainsaw Sculptor – Tim Pickett
Sawmill Demonstration – Tad Hunter
Working Steers – The Orff Family
Hoof Trimming – Dick Brown
Construction Rodeo – Mac Hunter
Depart by bus to the Thompson Community Center Dinner and Wine Tasting
Sponsored by Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery
Depart by bus back to the Samoset Resort
Surprise at Hotel Penobscot Bay Patio, Penobscot Bay Room, Schooner Room
5:30-7:30pm 8:00-10:00pm
5:30pm 5:45-7:45pm
8:00pm 8:45-9:15pm
10:30-11:30am
11:45am-12:45pm
1:00-2:45pm
3:00pm 3:30-5:30pm

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