2017 Communication Awards Winners
This year we had 25 fairs from the state of Virginia enter 280 exhibits in the Communication Awards
Our Overall High Points Winner was Carroll County Fair!
Our Division High Points winners were:
- 7,000 and Under – Carroll County Fair
- 7,000 to 30,000 – Caroline County Agricultural Fair Association
- 30,000 and Over – Russell County Fair and Horse Show
Photo (From Left to Right): Caroline County Agriculture Fair Assoc., Russell County Fair and Carroll County Fair
A Letter from your President
Soaring Into the Next Century!!
The sky’s the limit! Whether our 2017 fair season was ‘off the charts’ with great weather, record attendance and a smiling bottom line, or proved to be a challenge due to circumstances beyond our control, we can all be grateful and encouraged to be part of an industry that is still family focused, aiming our youth into leadership, as well as enjoying life in our ‘today’ while reaching for and enjoying that cutting edge of the future.
How’re we doing that?!? The planned program for this year’s VAF 2018 annual conference at The Homestead is chocked full of topics/speakers/round tables which will address some of the most pressing concerns of our fair operations. AND, you’re going to be treated to pure fun while enjoying one of America’s highest acclaimed resorts.
Great food, fabulous showcase, best trade show, $100 giveaways, showing off our fair’s best, and a special treat! Be sure to get your banquet tickets for Saturday night and enjoy special guest entertainment “Little Texas”.
“It IS a BIG DILL!!!!” One of the grass root qualities any fair/festival can possess and which is the foundation for a successful event – customer service. Let’s always remember the phrase, “Get ready, company’s coming”. Be sure to mark your schedule to view the fun-filled theatre presentation, “Just Give Them the Pickle” on Saturday morning. Be on the lookout for friendly ‘pickles’ all weekend!
Our past 100 years as the Virginia Association of Fairs has given us a great jump start on a stellar next century. Enjoy some fun and relaxation and a refueling at the upcoming annual conference in January. See you there!!!!
Betsy Brown, VAF President