2018 Communication Awards Winners
This year we had 22 fairs from the State of Virginia enter 327 exhibits in the Communication Awards.
Our Overall High Points Winners were:
- 7,000 and Under – Carroll County Agricultural Fair
- 7,000 to 30,000 – Isle of Wight County Fair
- 30,000 and Over – Washington County Fair
A Letter from your President
2018 Virginia Association of Fairs conference……”SOARING INTO THE NEXT CENTURY!”…….and did we ever get a GREAT leap from the ‘nest’!!!!!
Many thanks to the fantastic crew of staff and volunteer Directors/Committee Chairs who put their heart and muscles into the best conference yet! We had record attendance. We received record kudos from you, the delegates, for the offered cuisine, for the subjects/helps of round table topics/speakers; for the patron appreciation ‘shot in the arm’ encouragement of the film viewing, “Just Give Them The Pickle”; for the FUN all had with $100 giveaways……and so much more. We even had record cold temps….of course, we could have enjoyed a little warmer weather, but appreciate the grand effort of The Homestead management in making the best of a bone-chilling situation. Why, we even had a surprise marriage proposal during the VAF pageant…. with queens and princesses galore, what could have been a more fitting setting for a past queen and her charming prince?!?
I truly trust each and every one of you who attended the conference has returned home with a renewed excitement to offer your community the BEST fair you can. It all starts with a smile in your heart…….and that smile will certainly be on your face for your fairgoers and co-workers to see. Let it shine, folk!
Betsy Brown- VAF President