Message From The President

sunsetI hope that everyone has experienced a grand fair season for 2014! The time is just around the corner to once again start planning for your attendance at the Virginia Association of Fairs Annual Conference being held at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. We will gather the 2nd week of January from Thursday, January 8th through Sunday, January 11th, 2015.

This year we want to focus on your Fair. We are # 1! For most of us working or volunteering within our own Fair or Festival we need to recognize that “we are the main event, we are the grandest event in the County! Let’s evaluate: We are many days, many vendors, many things to do, many foods, many people, and most of all many kinds of fun!

spinnerWe are #1 will be the Conference theme for 2015. We want to focus on communicating to our community how important the County Fair is to well…the County! We need to define our status to the folks at home the important role we play in showcasing agriculture, business, home economics, and family activities…just to name a few.

I look forward to another fun and educational conference this January and hope to see you there. We will once again have our “Opening Night” Social on Thursday the 8th along with other great additions including the return of The Past President’s luncheon which will be free to all registered attendees.

I am proud to serve as your President and represent our Association. Thank you for your continued support of the Virginia Association of Fairs.

Tom Eshelman
Virginia Association of Fairs