Nevada County Fair wins 10 in fair industry competitions |

Nevada County Fair wins 10 in fair industry competitions

The Nevada County Fair took ten first place wins, including two featured program awards at the recent Western Fairs Association convention in San Diego.

Four featured program awards were available for competition; Nevada County Fair won two of those awards. The Fair received the top award for the “Best Single Day Promotion” which recognized the Scholar Students Day program, developed in partnership with Dr. Terry McAteer, Superintendent of Schools. The Fair also received the top award for its security program which is under the direction of Lieutenant Mike Hughes of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department.

The Nevada County Fair placed first in categories including Fair Sponsorship Involvement, Fairtime Employee Program, Event Sponsored by the Fairgrounds – The Draft Horse Classic, Media Kit, Outdoor Advertising, Best New Idea This Year and “Give It Your Best Shot!”

The Fair also scooped up eight second place awards, three third place wins and six honorable mentions.

“These awards are the outcome of tremendous effort on the part of staff and volunteers to create the best possible fair for the enjoyment of the people of this county and the fair’s many out-of-county visitors,” Fair CEO Ed Scofield said. “We’re extremely pleased that the Western Fairs Association has seen fit to honor our labors.”

Western Fairs Association represents 150 fairs in the western United States and Canada, including the Alaska State Fair and the Calgary Stampede. Approximately 600 fair related businesses comprise the service membership of WFA. The primary mission of the organization is to promote the prosperity of fairs through educational activities, training programs and legislative advocacy.

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