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Join TAF&E For Only $100/Year!

TAF&E Associate Memberships are the perfect outlet for businesses, professionals, entertainers, and service providers of the fair and events industry! It's a great way to network and promote your business.

For just $100/year you can receive all the benefits of being a TAF&E member!
TAF&E’s membership year runs from December 1 to November 30. You will receive a welcome packet in the mail upon receipt of your application and payment.

We invite you to join our proud legacy by becoming a member of the Texas Association of Fairs and Events today! Your annual $100 membership investment in TAF&E provides associate members with a variety of valuable benefits and services.
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Who Should Join?

Associate memberships are great for those involved in the following services:

  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Awards and Trophy Companies
  • Auctioneers & Ringmen
  • Carnival
  • Concessions
  • Consulting
  • Decorations
  • Entertainers & Talent
  • Entertainment Booking, Consulting, Stage, Sound & Lights
  • Equipment
  • Event planners
  • Fair supplies
  • Insurance
  • Rental companies
  • Retail
  • Special Services
  • Special Event Venues
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Why Join TAF&E?

Your membership investment of $100/year qualifies you to receive a host of member benefits to enhance professional development and increase business opportunities.

MEMBER SAVINGS
The collective buying power of TAF&E’s membership has allowed us to negotiate meaningful membership benefits that will save you time and money. A sample of these savings include:
  • Discounted Directors and Officers Liability Insurance provided by Kaliff Insurance and K&K Insurance Group (savings up to 60% off the typical cost for this coverage)
  • A 10% discount on all event decorations and free consulting services from Dixie Flag Company
  • Discounted registration fees on all TAF&E activities and programs
  • FREE event evaluation by some of the most respected professionals in the state through TAF&E’s Event Evaluation Program
TAF&E Annual Convention & Trade Show (Held in January)
This is the highlight event of the year for TAF&E and those who attend! Convention events include educational workshops, trade show, talent showcases, fun and fellowship.

In addition, members can participate in these educational opportunities:
  • Regional Workshops – Educational opportunities offered closer to home include day-long discussion roundtables and/or classroom training.
  • Behind-The-Scenes Tours – Hands-on learning tours with back door access to all event operations has become a membership favorite.
  • Texas Certified Fair Executive (TCFE) Program – Upon completion of the Texas Event Leadership Program (TELP), offered in partnership with Texas A&M University’s Cooperative Extension, professionals may earn this special designation demonstrating their commitment to professional development and accomplishment.
PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING
All members are listed in our annual membership directory. Members also have access to a “members only” portion of the website where they can upload and update their profile information allowing their events and/or goods and services to be promoted on our website for public access.

PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Membership in TAF&E marks your organization as one with a high commitment to maintaining and increasing the professional standards of our industry. To recognize these accomplishments, TAF&E hosts the following:
  • Ray Cammack Shows Awards of Excellence in Marketing & Communication – Presented at the Annual Convention, the marketing awards allow events and associate members to have their marketing materials professionally judged and displayed for the benefit of idea sharing.
  • North America Midway Entertainment Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award – Induction into the Hall of Fame marks the pinnacle of achievement in the Texas Fair and Events industry.
  • TAF&E Professional and Volunteer of the Year Awards – Each year the Association recognizes the shining stars of our industry at the Annual Convention.
BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS (Great for Associate Members!)
As one of the largest state associations of fair and event planners in the United States, membership offers countless opportunities for business growth. When you join you receive access to the following business building tools:
  • Your business listed in the membership directory including key contact name and information
  • Listing as a Preferred Supplier (associate members only) on TAF&E’s website
  • Exclusive access to members at the TAF&E Trade Show (only members are allowed to exhibit)
  • Year-round access to membership updates and TAF&E staff
COMMUNICATIONS
Timely and relevant communication through TAF&E is your link to the very latest in industry trends and happenings. Members of TAF&E receive a quarterly newsletter, access to updates, events calendar, supplier directory and more at www.texasfairs.com, and email blasts featuring quick and efficient news on job postings, business opportunities, legislative issues and association activities in their email inbox.

Sign me up!
TAF&E’s membership year runs from December 1 to November 30. Simply sign up today to begin receiving your TAF&E membership benefits! You will receive a welcome packet in the mail upon receipt of your application and payment.
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