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Testimonials

NCAF&E has always been important to me as an event coordinator. However, during this pandemic it has been my lifeline. Listening to and learning from other event directors has been priceless. Having friends to lean on as I’ve had to make difficult decisions this year has helped me keep my sanity. Membership in NCAF&E has been more important during this turbulent time than ever. - Theresa Mathis, City of Wilson and NC Whirligig Festival

Simply put, I make my living as a performing artist with a focus audience of children and families, so performing at festivals throughout my home state of North Carolina is imperative to my business model. Over the years, the contacts, friends, and colleagues I have made by being a member of the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events family have been key to my success and well being. I heartily advocate for all performers to join! Being a member is the best investment of my marketing dollar!
- Jef Lambdin, InterACTive Theater of Jef

Being a part of NCAF&E has been very rewarding over the years allowing for many great friendships, networking, & learning opportunities. Membership in NCAF&E is an important asset as a festival, an event planner, and tourism entity learning from various festivals, events, and directors with support from those walking in your shoes.
- Olivia Dawson, Pender County Tourism

I have been a member of NCAF&E for 24 years. The knowledge I gain, connection with fellow event planners and supporting members and support from the NCAFE&E executive director and board of directors is priceless. Some of the success of the North Carolina Pickle Festival is attributed to the expertise information I receive from belonging to this organization. NCAF&E remains abreast of trends, provides problem-solving solutions and maintains communication with me via webinars, seminars, conferences and social media posts. My NCAF&E membership was invaluable when it came time to cancel the 2020 North Carolina Pickle Festival. I was one of the first festivals who had to cancel my event due to the COVID-19 pandemic and NCAF&E members threw me a lifeline of love and support and for that, I am forever grateful for this organization. - Julie R. Beck,Chairperson, North Carolina Pickle Festival, President, NCAF&E

The North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events is open to directors, coordinators, and key volunteers of festivals and events. Businesses and organizations providing services and products to festivals and special events are also invited to join.
Our organization serves as a year round forum and exists to facilitate information sharing, training, networking, and identification of resources for festival and events throughout North Carolina. Join US Today! #NCFestivals #CelebrateNC #VisitNC

Membership Categories Include:

Regular Member

Festivals & Events to be represented by two individuals $140 per year

– a paid membership; Festivals and/or events may pay to be an association member. The event registered must be managed and/or produced by the named members. Festivals and events may include two individuals as contacts for a paid membership and two event listings are included in the membership. Additional representatives may be included for additional fees. Regular members maintain full membership privileges which included voting rights, being listed on the calendar of events and participating in the annual association awards.

Supporting Member
Businesses that provide goods and services to the festival & event industry $215 per year

– a paid membership; Supporting members include Vendors with goods and services to be sold to the festivals and events, Agents representing more than one entertainer or group, Businesses selling products or services and Artists and entertainers who represent only themselves (one person or entertainment group). Supporting members that serve dual roles as festival/event planners, must register the event under the Regular membership category. The benefit of a Supporting membership includes voting privileges, being listed as a Supporting Member and participating in the annual association awards.

Educational Member
For persons in the teaching profession (secondary or post-secondary) who are training in those skills vital to our industry
$50 per year

– a paid membership; for persons in the teaching or education profession (secondary or post-secondary) who are training in those skills vital to the festival and events industry. Educational members maintain full membership privileges which included voting rights. Educational members that serve dual roles as festival/event planners, must registrar under the Regular membership category.

Legacy Member
For retired festival and event planners, former supporting and educational members and for those that desire to remain active with the association. $40 per year

– a paid membership; established to allow former members to remain active, this includes retired festival and event planners, former supporting and educational members and for those that desire to remain active with the association. Legacy members maintain full membership privileges which included voting rights.


NON VOTING MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

Student Member
Students pursuing a degree in the field of travel & tourism, leisure studies, parks & recreation or any field pertaining to the industry $25 per year

– a paid membership; students pursuing a degree in the field of travel & tourism, event planning, leisure studies, parks and recreation and or any field pertaining to the industry.


CALENDAR LISTINGS – Festivals and events members may pay additional fees to have an additional 2 events included on the associations calendar of events. Additional calendar events are not considered members and do not receive the same benefits of full members.

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