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2017 San Diego County Fair Claims 25 IAFE Awards

Released: November 30, 2017

DEL MAR, Ca. (Nov. 30, 2017) – The 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, cashed in on 25 awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) during the IAFE’s ‘Striking it Rich’ annual convention and trade show awards ceremony yesterday in Las Vegas, Nev. The numerous accolades garnered illustrate the San Diego County Fair’s innovative spirit and leadership throughout the fair industry internationally.

“We are honored to receive this level of recognition from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions,” said Tim Fennell, CEO of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “We make it our mission each year to put on the best fair possible, providing new, exciting entertainment, educational and agricultural opportunities for each person who walks through the front gates.”

The IAFE represents more than 1,100 fairs throughout the world and promotes the development and improvement of agricultural fairs, shows and expositions.

The 2017 honors were awarded to the San Diego County Fair in these categories:

Overall winner for Best Agricultural Programs, Division 5

1st Place - Photography Large Prints Division
1st Place - Fine Art 2D Entries
1st Place - Wine Nook Display
1st Place – California Grown Hydroponics Display
1st Place - Out at the Fair Event

2nd Place - College Day Digital Campaign
2nd Place - Journey into the Winners Circle Exhibit
2nd Place - School Gardens Conference
2nd Place - Junior Livestock Auction Agricultural Policy
2nd Place - 24 Hour Film Festival
2nd Place - Singer/Songwriter Contest
2nd Place - Chalk Art Competition
2nd Place - Competitive Exhibits Fair Theme
2nd Place - Breed Show Pygmy Goats
2nd Place - Home and Hobby Queso Diego Contest

3rd Place - Garden Show Pallet Walls
3rd Place - Photo Show Outreach
3rd Place - Cattle Drive/Gaslamp Partnership
3rd Place - The Urban Grove Area Beautification
3rd Place - Summer Concert Series Radio Ads
3rd Place - Hand Held Fans Marketing Piece
3rd Place - North County Sun Cover Color Ad
3rd Place - Competitive Exhibit Photo Series
3rd Place - Journey into the Winners Circle General Display Photo
3rd Place - Garden Show Pallet Walls Photo Series

About the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: the San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information about the 2018 San Diego County Fair, visit sdfair.com. For general Del Mar Fairgrounds information, visit delmarfairgrounds.com.

For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
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