WHY OUR EVENTS MATTER
Fairs are living reflections of the life and times around them, rooted in agriculture and volunteer-driven. They hold deep cultural, traditional and emotional connections to the people of their local area and define a sense of community that grows social capital and quality of life. Fair organizations positively impact their communities through the events they plan, the assets they hold and the traditions and values they nurture. We, the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions represent Canadian rural fairs, urban exhibitions, agricultural societies, provincial associations, industry service providers and affiliate associations with a direct interest in the industry.
We offer a variety of programs and services to members and non-members every day.
We support the industry with free member job postings, a list of links, and extensive member zone.
Each year, fairs, exhibitions, agricultural societies and service members gather to develop skills, network and engage.
OUR INDUSTRY BY THE NUMBERS
$48 MILLION CONTRIBUTED TO LOCAL ECONOMIES ANNUALLY
10,700 FULL YEAR JOBS
25% VISITOR DRAW-IN FROM OUTSIDE THE REGION
C.A.F.E. is a charitable organization established in 1924 and funded primarily by its members. The organization represents a broad spectrum of fairs from small community rural fairs to large urban exhibitions. In addition, the membership includes provincial associations that represent agricultural societies from across the nation, industry service providers and affiliate associations who have a direct interest and link with the Canadian fair industry.