Home Jobs Subscribe Become a Sponsor Contact Us
Del Mar Fairgrounds - On the Ocean - San Diego North Del Mar Fairgrounds
Press Releases

The 2015 San Diego County Fair Wins 23 IAFE Awards!

Released: December 03, 2015

News photo International Association of Fairs and Expositions made announcement during annual Convention

The 2015 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons once again was a Fair industry leader as a top award winner during the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Convention and Trade Show held November 29 – December 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The IAFE represents 3,200 fairs throughout the world, providing exhibits, competition and advancing education aimed at the advancement of livestock, horticulture and agriculture. Out of the 23 honors, eight first-place awards for outstanding Agricultural and Competitive programs were awarded to the 2015 San Diego County Fair and the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA).

"The San Diego County Fair and the 22nd DAA continues to stay true to our Mission Statement by promoting the advancement of agriculture, livestock, horticulture and education," stated General Manager/CEO of the 22nd DAA, Timothy J. Fennell. "As we lead the Fair industry throughout the country and the world, we have the responsibility to manage our multi-use facility and the more than 300 annual events that take place here in an environmentally-conscientious manner. Our legacy is to assure future generations will have the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy The San Diego County Fair and all events held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds."

The 2015 IAFE honors were awarded to the San Diego County Fair in the following categories:

• Special or Specific Event for Agricultural Exhibitors
• Overall Agricultural Program for the Non-Agricultural Fair going Public
• Overall Program for Commercial Agricultural Vendors
• What was newly established or Developed at Your Fair to Promote Agriculture
• Consumer Awareness in the Agriculture Environment
• Non-Fair Agricultural Event or Program
• Program Designed to Correct an Issue or Problem Related to a Competitive or Non-Competitive Agricultural Program
• Fair and Sponsor/Partner Joint Exhibit Program
• Printed Material Developed and Produced by the Fair to Promote Agricultural Program(s)
• Agriculture Photo - Fair Agriculture Series
• Competitive Exhibit Display Method and/or Prop
• New or Unique Single Class of Competitive Exhibits
• New or Unique Division of Competitive Exhibits
• Use of Theme throughout Competitive Exhibits- Incorporated in a Single Competitive Exhibits Class or Contest
• Use of Theme throughout Competitive Exhibits- Incorporated a Single Theme throughout all Divisions
• Create It on the Spot Contest
• Participatory Contest
• Unique Contest
• Any Other Contest or Activity Not Listed Above
• New or Unique Strategy to Increase Number of Competitive Exhibitors or Attract a New Competitive Exhibit
• Competitive Exhibit Display Photo (single)
• Competitive Exhibit Display Photo Series
• Single Photo of a General Display

About the San Diego County Fair
“Mad About the Fair” is the theme for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons. Weird. Wacky. Whimsical. The Fair will fuse the magic of Lewis Carroll’s, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with the artistic movement known as Steampunk. The 2016 Fair will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and run through Monday, July 4. The Fair will be closed Mondays (except July 4) and the first two Tuesdays. The 2016 San Diego County Fair will start your summer with “Adventure and Imagination!”

The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the ten largest Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually.

For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
<< Back to News Releases
Del Mar National Horse Show San Diego County Fair Del Mar Thoroughbred Club The Scream Zone DMTC Surfside Race Place
Surfside Race Place Del Mar Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Fairs Net
Albertsons/Sav-on Pepsi
Hilton - Homewood Suites