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Elevate ’15: That’s a Wrap!

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

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

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

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 »

WFA Elects 2015 Leadership

At the November 10 board meeting, the following officers and area directors were confirmed for 2015. Troy Bowers, Amador County Fair CEO, will serve as WFA president. Barbara Quaid, Ventura County Fair CEO, moves into the vice president position, and Joe Anderson, Napa Valley Expo CEO, will serve as treasurer. Lauri King, Big Fresno Fair  Continue Reading »