Representatives from the Washington Town & Country Fair traveled to Las Vegas December 8-12, 2013 for the annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention. The IAFE represents and facilitates the interests of its members – agricultural fairs, exhibitions, and show associations, and the annual convention is the largest event serving that population. Convention attendees network and learn from seminars, round table discussions, and social events. The event also features a trade show where fairs can book products, services, and entertainment acts. Each year, the IAFE presents awards in various categories to fairs for excellence in Agriculture Programs, Competitive Exhibits, and Communications. Fairs are divided into categories based on attendance. In 2013, the Washington Town & Country Fair was awarded first place in “Overall Social Media Campaign,” second place in “Advertising Specialties,” and third place in “Printed Promotional Material – Multipage Publication.” Awards were presented Wednesday, December 11 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas. The 895 contest entries from fairs in the United States and around the world were judged October 23-24 in Springfield, Missouri.
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