For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 21, 2015
Western Fairs Association bestows 38 awards on Marin event
San Rafael, CA – A longtime favorite of Marin and greater Bay Area residents, the Marin County Fair has once again earned top recognition at the Western Fairs Association Annual Achievement Awards program.
The 2014 Marin County Fair, themed “The Happiest Fair on Earth,” captured 38 individual achievement awards, making it the most award-winning fair out of the 50 county fairs that were entered in the 2014 awards. The “The Happiest Fair on Earth” also surpassed its predecessor: the 2013 “Schools Rule!” themed fair received 31 awards from the Association.
Nineteen of this year’s awards were first places, and four of the first places received the additional honor of Best Overall in their category. The fair also took home 11 second place, and eight third place awards. (See the full list of awards below.)
The multitude of awards this year is especially gratifying considering the fair’s continued commitment to uphold the title of “The Greenest County fair on Earth”—first bestowed in 2008.
“The Marin County Fair is truly a national model for the fair industry on how to merge both leading-edge environmental goals and family friendly entertainment,” said Fair Exhibits Supervisor Charlie Barboni.
So what’s next for the happiest, most award-winning, and greenest fair on Earth? A continuation of innovation, excellence, and fun-filled favorites in the 2015 fair: On With The Show!
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2014 Western Fairs Association Achievement Awards
First Place & Best Overall
Newsletter/E-blast - Printed Newsletter
Give it your Best Shot Photo by Scott Manchester
Radio Advertising - Single Radio Ad
Radio Advertising - Radio Ad Series
Fairtime Innovative Marketing Strategy or Concept
Second Fair/Fairgrounds -Sponsored Event Concept
Exhibit - Display Method or Prop
New Conservation Program or Being Green
New Agricultural Program
Use of Fairs Theme Throughout Competitive Exhibits
Non-Profits - Outside Collaboration
Any Other Fair/Facility Website
Any Other Advertising Piece
Fairtime Commemorative Poster
Interim Event Rentals Strategy or Concept
Employee Recognition, Retention or Hiring
New Innovative Use of Technology
New Community Outreach Program
California State Parks Collaboration - Competition
Television Advertising - Single Ad
Viral or Video Documentation
Exhibits - Competition
New Featured Event, Exhibit or Program
New Children’s Program
Gabriella C. CalicchioDirectorDepartment of Cultural Services
Marin Center10 Avenue of the FlagsSan Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6400Email: Gabriella C. CalicchioCultural Services Website