Wilson County Fair Blooms at the IAFE Awards

Wilson County Fair Blooms at the IAFE Awards

2018 proved to be an outstanding year for our Wilson County Fair as attendance increased as well as the number of awards received from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).  1,624 entries were judged by industry professionals. The awards were presented during the annual IAFE Convention held in San Antonio, Texas in November. Winners were selected from the membership of the IAFE which has over 1,800 members from around the globe. Wilson County received a total of 23 awards in four categories, including Agriculture Awards, Competitive Awards, Communications Awards and Sponsorship Awards.

Agriculture Awards –

1st place – Agriculture Exhibitor Events, Awards, Participation Incentives or Retention Program – Hale Moss Scholarship Program

1st place – Technique/procedure/policy developed by Fair Management to correct an issue or challenge related to an agriculture program – Entice Fairgoers to Livestock Campus Focusing on Live Births

2nd place – Agriculture Area Beautification – Sunflower Bed at Fair Entrance

3rd place – Agriculture Communications – Using postcards, website, social media and public announcements to promote Agriculture Programs to Exhibitors

3rd place – Any other agriculture program/exhibit – “Be a Farmer” Activity in The Patch

3rd place – New or Unique Animal Competition (Class or Division) – Tennessee Hereford Association State Show

Competitive Awards

1st place – Use of Theme Throughout Multiple Divisions of Competitive Exhibits – Celebrating “Year of Milk” and mAGic Memories

2nd place – Competitive Exhibits New Display Method and/or Prop – New Best of Show Display Case

2nd place – Participatory Contest – Cow Calling and Mooing Contest in The Patch

2nd place – Special Contest – Flower Power Challenge

2nd place – New Contest to Attract New Competitive Exhibitors – Sampler Quilt Block Competition

2nd place – General Display Photo Series (Non-Animal) – “Be a Farmer Activity” in The Patch

3rd place – New Method to Attract new Competitive Exhibitors – New Website

3rd place – Off Season Non-Animal Contest – Kidz Kamp in Fiddlers Grove Historical Village

3rd place – Singe Photo of a General Display (Non-Animal) – Metal Milk Carton at Fair Entrance

3rd place – New Single Class of Non-Animal Competitive Exhibits – Plate of 3 Jalapeno Peppers

3rd place – New Division of Non-Animal Competitive Exhibits – Fair Gardens

3rd place – Create It On the Spot Contest – Cow Milking Contest in The Patch

 Communication Awards –

3rd place – Commemorative Poster

3rd place – Cow Cling-on Decal

3rd place – Promotional Event – What’s Up Wilco? On Hometown USA stage

3rd place – Mobile App

 Sponsorship Awards

2nd place – Sponsorship Innovation – Partner with Fairlife Milk to celebrate the “Year of Milk”

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