A lot goes into the planning and preparation for the international festival. In order to achieve the goals we set out each year we need sponsors to help shoulder the financial burden that comes with throwing a festival for 5,000 people! JIFAF is very lucky to have generous sponsors that believe in JIFAF’s mission and invest in the success of that mission. Without these very generous sponsors the JIFAF wouldn’t be what it is today. A special thanks to The City of Jackson for their unwavering support; specifically the Mayor, Jerry Gist and the team in the mayor’s office, the Jackson Fire Department, The Jackson Police Department, Judge Blake Anderson, Tammy Buchanan, Monique Merriweather, Sandy MacDiarmid, Sharon Smith and the Mayor’s hospitality team, and Patrick Williams, our map master.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: West Tennessee Healthcare, TBDN, Toyota Boshoku, Gerdau, The Jackson Clinic, Community Bank, Pacific Manufacturing, Bank of Jackson, Real Estate Connection and First Citizens National Bank.

A special thanks to The Jackson Art Council, the area universities and colleges, the Jackson Madison County School System, the Jackson/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Jackson Downtown Development Corporation. Without all of these groups and people working together there wouldn’t have ever been a JIFAF.

If you would like to sponsor the festival, or become a friend of the JIFAF, please click the button below and specify "International Food and Art Festival Fund" or send us an email.













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