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NCAF&E was established in 1989

The North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events is a 501(c)(3) organization and 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 & webinars on topics of special interest to festivals and events by top event professionals.
  3. Reduced fees for meeting registration.
  4. Toll-free hotline for assistance, information, referral, etc…(877-NCFESTS)
  5. Promotion of upcoming festivals and events on our social media sites.
  6. Opportunities for networking with festival and event directors and coordinators.
  7. Online calendar of events.
  8. Annual Industry Excellent Awards program.
  9. Access to educational materials.
  10. A FREE listing on our web site, www.ncfestivals.com. (app. 489,000 hits per month)
  11. 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!
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