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Raisin' for a Reason 2023

Raisin' for A Reason is the IAFE Education Foundation's primary fundraising event to support the Institute of Fair Management and kick-off the IAFE annual convention social activities. Network with your Fair Friends, enjoy great food and entertainment and participate in fundraising games, live and virtual auctions.

Individual tickets will be sold for $125 until November 2nd. After that the price will be $135.

A limited number of VIP Tables of 10 will be sold for $1500 and must be purchased by November 15th.  VIP Tables include seating for up to ten guests, table signage, table host and special hors d'oeuvres!

Your ticket includes an exclusive Whiskey Tasting! Indulge in specially crafted and handpicked local and premium whiskey and bourbons during this exclusive tasting event sponsored by Kissel Entertainment. Our carefully curated selection includes High West Double Rye Whiskey (Local), High West American Prairie Whiskey (Local), Dented Brick American Whiskey (Local), Basil Hayden 8 Year Bourbon, Bulleit 95 Rye Whiskey and Woodford Reserve Bourbon.


Prepare to be captivated by the diverse range of aromas, flavors, and textures showcased in this exceptional whiskey and bourbon tasting. Let the unique character of each selection transport you on a journey through the world of fine spirits and allow yourself to savor the craftsmanship of local distilleries and the excellence of premium offerings. Cheers to an unforgettable tasting experience!

Wagons & Whiskey will feature musical entertainment by Nashville Recording Artist, Adam Calvert. Adam is quickly making a name for himself in the country music scene as an up-and-coming independent artist on the rise. You can expect a high energy show featuring new country, your favorite classic country hits along with an assortment of his original material. 

The IAFE Agriculture Committee along with the IAFE  Education  Foundation are seeking travel experiences, vendor products or services, artwork, handcrafted pottery, jewelry, spa packages, unique home furnishings, cash contributions are just a few examples of items that can be donated to assist us with a successful event. Not sure what to donate?  Check out our Amazon Wish List.


The IAFE Education Foundation is "Raisin’ for a Reason." The IAFE Education Foundation was organized to establish and support the educational, charitable or literacy activities in the advancement and improvement of agricultural fairs, expositions and shows.


The Foundation provides many programs for charitable donations; The Century Club, Wagons and Whiskey Benefit Auction, Jim Tucker Fund and numerous scholarships all to support the Foundation’s mission.

IAFE members, friends of the Foundation, and others have UNITED to support the Foundation.

Here’s why….

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