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The prestigious Barham Award, presented in remembrance of Hot Dog on a Stick Founder Dave Barham,
recognizes innovation, quality, and leadership in the field of service.

Congratulations to Our 2019 Barham Award Winner

Wilson Events, Inc.

Since 1985, the Wilson Events, Inc. team has provided specialized services in booking and producing talent for fairs, festivals, corporate and private events throughout the United States and globally.A proven professional team that specializes in every aspect of event coordination and production to ensure flawless execution of talent, staging, sound, lighting, video, labor and other event related requirements.

Wilson Events, Inc. takes great pride in being part of such an important legacy as the national and statewide fair system, successfully having served hundreds of events.Their history originated from within the Fair industry with leadership experience in all aspects of Fair management and Festival Operations, whose business model offers personal involvement by company principals and an enhanced network of resources, resulting in efficient, adept and competent service.

Integrity, honesty, trust and client satisfaction have established Wilson Events, Inc. as one of the premier entertainment buying and production companies in the country.These guiding principles are the foundation upon which the company has experienced continued success and growth going on four decades, resulting in cohesive and seamless full-service solutions.

Wilson Events Inc is honored to be the 2020 recipient of WFA’s Barham Award.

WFA Barham Award Recipients

2019 - Fun Biz Concessions, Inc. - Nathan & Stephanie Janousek
2018 - WZ Productions, LLC - William Zakrajshek
2017 - Stilt Circus - Star Child
2016 - Brander Enterprises, Inc. - Rich & Teresa Brander
2015 - Ovations Fanfare, LP - Charlie Neary & Nick Nicora
2014 - Helm & Sons Amusements - David & Debby Helm • Saffire Events - Kendra Wright
2013 - Let's Pretend Entertainment - Elisa Hays • Pacific Animal Productions - Karl Majewski
2012 - Ken McMeans Presents - Ken McMeans • Chapman Fashion International - Nancy Chapman
2011 - Rocket's K-9 Comets Frisbee Dog Stars - Rocket & Ashley Hoskins
2010 - Lori's Concessions - Lori Southerlend • Tommy G Productions - Tommy Giodone • CB's Cupcake - Connie Barham
2009 - Chicken Charlies - Charlie Boghosian • Doo Wah Riders - Ken Liebenson
2008 - Theater-16, Inc. - Ernie & Mary Lee Guderjahn
2007 - Kobert Animal Productions - Nancy & Gil Reigler
2006 - Owen Trailers, Inc. - Ross & Angela Owen • Big Bubba's Bad BBQ - Roger Sharp
2005 - Pristine Systems - Jeff & Jo Thornberry
2004 - Happy Day Pony Ride - Ron & Lucy Boeger • Diversified Amusements - Tom & Betty LaMotta
2003 - Chuckwagon Concessions - Chuck & Irene Dugan
2002 - Flying U Rodeo - Cotton & Karin Rosser • Holland Racing Promotions - Dutch & Fran Holland
2001 - Reno's Fish & Pasta - Reno & Elain Pignotti • Vita-Mix Corporation - John Barnard
2000 - Ray Cammack Shows - Guy & Charlene Leavitt
1999 - Touch of Mink / Dermac Labs, Inc. • Have Trunk, Will Travel - Gary & Kari Johnson
1998 - Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls - Eldon & Janis Dale
1997 - Great American Petting Zoo - David & Dianne Linderman • Orange Julius - Ben & Rivie Kirk
1996 - Mackinac Island Fudge - John & Barbara Marzolino
1776 Tribute Road, Suite 210, Sacramento, California 95815 phone: (916) 927-3100
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