The Canyon County Fair recently received several honors from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, MO. The Fair placed in two categories in the Hall of Honor Communications Awards and placed first in their division for Outstanding Electronic Newsletter.
These IAFE honors are among several categories of competition, each separated into division by event attendance. Submissions are judged by a panel of leaders in the fair and exposition industry from across the globe. The purpose of this competition is to improve the advertising and publicity programs of fairs and to provide recognition for those fairs doing an outstanding job.
Fair Director, Rosalie Cope, was also recognized as a graduate of the Institute of Fair Management. Launched in 2007, the Institute consists of a series of 36 short courses covering the areas of core competency necessary for today’s professional and volunteers involved in the production of their agricultural fair. Courses cover management, risk management, marketing, programming, operations and year-round facility usage. The courses are offered in a variety of settings – as part of IAFE meetings, via webinars, and in an annual enrollees-only event called the Summit – in a two-year repeating cycle.
The awards were presented during the 126th Annual IAFE Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada in November 2016.