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2016 San Diego County Fair wins 18 IAFE awards

Released: December 01, 2016

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at International Association of Fairs and Expositions

For photos of winning categories click here.

DEL MAR, Ca -- (November 30, 2016) - The 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, once again earned numerous top awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, confirming its leadership and innovation in the fair industry. The announcement was made at the IAFE annual convention and trade show held November 27-December 1 in Las Vegas.

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 18 honors, seven first-place awards for outstanding Agricultural and Competitive programs were awarded to the 2016 San Diego County Fair and the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA).

“Each year, through the production of the San Diego County Fair, the 22nd DAA places an emphasis on education, agriculture, and top quality entertainment for all the people of San Diego County and beyond,” said General Manager/CEO of the 22nd DAA, Timothy J. Fennell. “We are proud and humbled to be recognized for these efforts by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions.”

The 2016 honors were awarded to the San Diego County Fair in the following categories:
1st Place- Market Livestock Ultrasound Competition
1st Place- Overall Mobile Campaign
1st Place- Aerial View Photography Competitive Exhibit
1st Place- Creative Youth Lawn Flamingos Competition
1st Place- Use of “Mad About the Fair” Theme in Fine Art Exhibition
1st Place- Use of “Mad About the Fair” in all Exhibits
1st Place- Competitive Exhibit Photo

2nd Place- Competitive Exhibit Photo Series
2nd Place- STEAM Maker Recycled Engineering Contest
2nd Place- Whole Life Festival
2nd Place- The Farm
2nd Place- Tea Dueling Contests
2nd Place- Steampunk Attire Contests
2nd Place- Youth Exhibits Promotional Video

3rd Place- Garden Show Scoring System
3rd Place- Sponsorship Continuity
3rd Place- Hedgehog Hurling Contest
3rd Place- General Display Photo

About the 2017 San Diego County Fair

Ride ‘em cowboys! “How the West was Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, as a revival and remembrance of the Wild, Wild West with all of the fun this period in history has to offer. The 2017 Fair will feature a Wild West saloon, numerous Western-themed educational and historic exhibits and country music for everyone to enjoy. There is a new Sheriff in town and it is you! Pull on your boots, grab your cowboy hat, and ride on in to Del Mar for some fun this summer. The Fair opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and runs through Tuesday, July 4; it is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top 10 Fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information visit www.sdfair.com

For more information, please contact:
Shawn Feisst
(858) 755-2573
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