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April 8, 2014 > Alameda County Fair recognized with industryÕs top awards

Alameda County Fair recognized with industryÕs top awards

Submitted By Angel Moore

Ranked in the Top 50 Fairs in North America by Venues Today, the 2013 Alameda County Fair took home 30 Western Fair Association (WFA) awards and 19 international awards from International Association and Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). WFA and IAFE offer Annual Achievement Awards Programs to recognize excellence and to share successful Fair ideas and programs.

The 2013 Fair received 14 First Place honors, 20 Second Place, and 15 Third Place. The Exhibits Department brought home ÒBest of DivisionÓ for Competitive Exhibits Programming from IAFE. Among the Alameda County FairÕs 14 First Place awards, the Fair was presented with honors for Radio Advertising, Television Advertising, Viral Video, Website, Innovative Use of Technology, Use of FairÕs Theme In a Single Contest, Agriculture Photo, New Agricultural Program Ð Wind, Water, Weather Weekend STEM Focus, New Exhibits Competition Ð Pinterest Flowers.

Recently released attendance numbers from Fairs across the nation show that the Alameda County Fair is ranked on the list of the Top 50 North American Fairs and the 7th largest Fair in California. The 2013 Fair enjoyed attendance of 391,426 guests during its 17-day event. The Alameda County Fair is successfully operated by the non-profit Fair Association without any tax funding from the government.

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