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Elevate ’15: That’s a Wrap!

Written on February 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm, by

The 92nd annual Western Fairs Association (WFA) Convention and Trade Show opened on January 11 at the Grand Sierra Resort, for the start of a highly successful four-day run. A record-breaking 1,250+ fair CEOs, directors, staff, service members and fair industry professionals attended our premier event. Trade Show  Attendance was strong from start to finish  Continue Reading »

Merrill Award Nominees Announced

Written on December 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm, by

Six fair projects have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Merrill Award and as presenters at the upcoming Western Fairs Convention, January 11-14 in Reno. The Merrill Award has become the “Oscar” for the fairs of the west, and is given to the projects that demonstrate outstanding vision and leadership in the field of  Continue Reading »

Service Member Receives Top Honor – Barham Award Winner Announced

Written on November 26, 2014 at 12:00 am, by

Congratulations to Ovations Fanfare, LP, the recipient of the prestigious Western Fairs Association Barham Award. “The Ovations team stepped outside of their regular food and beverage role to help capture a unique opportunity for the California State Fair, the Sacramento community and, of course, their own operation,” said WFA President Pat Kress. “This is exactly  Continue Reading »

WFA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Written on November 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm, by

Two WFA veterans will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the upcoming Convention in Reno. Salinas Valley Fair Director Paul Beckett and Nevada County Fair CEO Sandy Woods will share the podium as members of Western Fairs celebrate their contributions to the fair industry. Both have spent decades in service with Beckett starting  Continue Reading »

Want a chance to win $100? Register now for the WFA Convention and Trade Show!

Written on October 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm, by

Western Fairs Association’s premier event, the 92nd annual Convention and Trade Show, is now accepting registrations. Register by October 30 for your chance to win one of five $100 cash prizes. Winners of the random drawings will be announced on October 31. Register now. More Chances to Save Fairs: Can’t commit fair staff to four days away from the office?  Continue Reading »