Iowa State Fair Receives International Recognition
Friday, December 18, 2009 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair received 11 Agricultural Awards of Excellence, including the coveted Best of Division and Sweepstakes Awards, from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.
The Fair received six first place awards, two second place awards and one third place award. There are a total of 15 Agriculture Award categories, each divided into 5 divisions based on attendance. The entries are evaluated and judged by a team of industry leaders selected from the membership of IAFE, which has over 3000 members from around the globe.
The prestigious awards were presented during the Agricultural Awards Breakfast on December 1 during the 119th Annual IAFE Convention held in Las Vegas, Nev.
The agricultural fair and expo industry is not only very important to rural and urban economies globally, but also is steeped in tradition and has a tremendously positive impact on the social well being of our rural and urban society.
About the Iowa State Fair
The 2010 Iowa State Fair is set for “Non Stop Fun” August 12-22. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or check out www.iowastatefair.org.