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The North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events serves as a year-round forum for Festival and Event coordinators, key volunteers, and vendors to the industry. The organization exists to:
  • Facilitate information sharing, training, networking, and identification of resources for Festivals and Events throughout North Carolina,
  • Serve as a clearing house for information on Festivals and Events staged throughout the year in North Carolina,
  • Provide appropriate support to the membership as identified by the group.
As the needs of the members change, so do the activities of the organization.

Membership Benefits (JOIN TODAY)

NCAF&E offers a wide variety of useful services for its members, including:
  1. Bi-annual membership meetings including an annual conference & trade show with vendor exhibits and entertainment showcase. An informational summer seminar is also planned each year.
  2. Programs on topics of special interest to festivals and events by top event professionals.
  3. Reduced fees for meeting registration.
  4. Access to membership database on vendors, festivals, and events.
  5. Monthly Webinars
  6. Toll-free hotline for assistance, information, referral, etc…(877-NCFESTS)
  7. Promotion of upcoming festivals and events on our social media sites.
  8. Opportunities for networking with festival and event directors and coordinators.
  9. Cooperative marketing and promotional program.
  10. Annual Industry Excellent Awards program.
  11. Professional Certification program.
  12. Access to educational materials.
  13. A FREE listing on our web site, www.ncfestivals.com. (app. 489,000 hits per month)
  14. Access to professionals that provide information on publicity/marketing, local laws & ordinances, finances/sponsorship, board set-up and structure, insurance, carnival rides, sporting events, health regulations, alcohol sales, and more!
Learn more about professional certification|Read our code of ethics
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