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Enter WFA Achievement Awards

Written on September 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm, by

Fairs can now begin registering their entries for the WFA Achievement Awards, which we will celebrate at Convention. Register here! Cal Poly students are available for entry assistance if needed.

Convention Registration Now Open!

Written on September 4, 2015 at 10:28 am, by

Registration is now open for the upcoming WFA Convention: Fired Up 2016! We’re so FIRED UP that we’re offering a special promotion. Register in the month of September and receive $50 off! Register today! Convention Delegates, click here. Trade Show Exhibitors, click here. Check out the Convention Website for more information, including the full preliminary  Continue Reading »

Feature Fair Tour 2015!

Written on September 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm, by

WFA had a great group for Feature Fair Tour 2015 – North Idaho Fair & Rodeo with a special stop in Spokane, Wash. Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your knowledge!    

Celebrating You: 2015 Merrill Recipient

Written on August 6, 2015 at 11:24 am, by

Executive Director Stephen Chambers stopped by Del Norte County Fair on its opening day, Aug. 6, for a surprise visit to celebrate not only opening day, but the staff’s achievement that was recognized with the WFA 2015 Merrill Award. The fair earned the honor in recognition of the community’s support of the fair, with more  Continue Reading »

WFA is FIRED UP! – Exciting changes coming to Convention schedule

Written on July 7, 2015 at 11:21 am, by

The Western Fairs Association Convention & Trade Show will be a little different in 2016. Our theme is Fired Up, reflecting the attitude of our membership. On Sunday, Jan. 3, we’ll have a Welcome Reception featuring service members at the renovated Anaheim Marriott. We think you’ll love the redesigned space with more room for networking.  Continue Reading »

WFA Heads to San Diego County Fair

Written on June 12, 2015 at 10:19 am, by

Join us for our Open House in the Paddock Tavern, June 18th, 5-7pm! We’re heading to San Diego County Fair in Del Mar for several meetings, June 17 & 18th. First, our Industry Standards Committee will meet in the Native Diver room, 1-3pm, followed by a meeting of our Leadership Development Committee, 3:30-5:30pm. June 18th  Continue Reading »

Celebrate Fairgrounds Appreciation Month with us!

Written on June 1, 2015 at 9:10 am, by

June 2015 celebrates year-round fairground use. Western Fairs Association and the California Fairs Alliance are working to promote June as California Fairground Appreciation Month to raise awareness of the important role that the state’s 76 fairgrounds play in the year round lives of million of Californians. “Everyone understands fair time,” noted CFA Chair Cliff Munson,  Continue Reading »

CA Fair Funding Moves Forward

Written on May 15, 2015 at 5:08 pm, by

CFA Chair Cliff Munson of Siskiyou Golden Fair, CFA Vice Chair Sarah Cummings of Sonoma-Marin Fair, WFA Hall of Famer Sandy Woods of Nevada County Fair and WFA President Troy Bowers of Amador County Fair stood up for fair funding at the Capitol on April 30, when the proposed funding in the 2015-2016 California State  Continue Reading »

Need To Know: CA BIT Program

Written on May 12, 2015 at 7:01 pm, by

Changes are coming to California’s Biennial Inspection of Terminal (BIT) program.  Based on Governor Brown having signed AB 529 last October, some key aspects of the program, including who is required to participate, will change. In addition to those WFA members already subject to the California BIT program, smaller vehicles and combinations as detailed in  Continue Reading »

Asparagus Festival Successful with Move to Fairgrounds

Written on April 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm, by

The San Joaquin Asparagus Festival has turned over a new leaf. Though the festival is a decades-long tradition, the 30th iteration brought big changes including new owners and a new fairgrounds location. After years of being held in downtown Stockton, Calif., the festival faced cancellation due to declining attendance and increased costs. Noceti Group resurrected  Continue Reading »