MEET YOU THERE
Down at the local community spaces, arenas, exhibition and conference halls, crowds are gathering. Compelled to see the sights promised, to laugh with neighbours and those who’ve only just arrived, to gaze in awe, learn anew and rekindle the spark that draws us together and makes us proud to be who we are. It is where everyone is welcome. Call them events, experiences, festivals, or fairs, these are celebrations that truly matter. They matter to our communities for their cultural influence and economic impact. They matter to our sense of well-being by feeding our need to congregate. They matter to all those who yearn to be seen and feel a sense of belonging and connection to the people and place they call home. No matter where you come from, or where you’ve been, these are the moments that define and strengthen the bonds we share.
Consider yourself invited. We’ll meet you there.
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.