County Fair gets IAFE recognition

Wilson County Fair has received Agricultural Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.

The Awards were received for the Wilson County Fairs program featuring the overall Agricultural program for the non-agricultural fairgoing public, special Agricultural educational exhibits, video of unique event, what was newly developed at your Fair to promote Agriculture, non-Fair Agricultural event, and Agricultural photo series.

There are a total of 15 Agriculture Award categories each divided into five divisions by attendance, that a Fair or Expo can enter. The entries are evaluated and judged by a team of industry leaders. These individuals are selected from the membership of International Association of Fairs and Expositions, which has more than 1,200 members from around the globe.

The awards were presented during the Agricultural Awards Breakfast on Nov. 27, during the 122nd Annual IAFE Convention held in Las Vegas, Nev.

Wilson County Fair can take great pride in knowing that their event has been selected for this prestigious honor, a spokesperson said. These awards are sponsored by John Deere -- an avid supporter of the Fair and Expo Industry around the world.