SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Nebraska State Fair received several honors at the 2021 International Association of Fairs and Expositions Virtual Awards show. Awards varied across several disciplines including Communications, Competitive Exhibits, Agriculture, Sponsorships, and Non-Fair Facility Usage.
Competing against Fairs and Expositions from across the world, the Nebraska State Fair received ten placings including a First Place Award for the Blue Ribbon Kickoff Great Steak Debate hosted by the Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation and a Second Place Award for Sponsor Exposure. “We are excited to see all of our hard work during the 2021 Nebraska State Fair be recognized at the international level and learn from those who placed highly as well,” said Bill Ogg, Executive Director.
Summary of Awards:
First Place: Creative Funding for Facility Projects – Blue Ribbon Kickoff Great Steak Debate
Second Place: Sponsor Exposure – Meeting the Needs of Sponsors
Third Place: Sponsor Continuity – Bristol Windows
Third Place: Competitive Exhibits Theme Throughout Multiple Divisions
Third Place: New Contest or Competition – Men’s Only Contest
Third Place: Competitive Exhibits Display
Third Place: Online Advertisements
Third Place: Out of the Box Marketing – Geofencing
Third Place: Successful Non-Fair Event – Aksarben Stock Show
Third Place: Horticulture/Crops Photo
Members of the Nebraska State Fair will attend the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention November 28th – December 1st where they will learn of and pick up on new ideas to bring to the 2022 Nebraska State Fair.
The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), based in Springfield, Mo., is a voluntary, nonprofit corporation, serving state, provincial, regional, and county agricultural fairs, shows, exhibitions, and expositions. Its associate members include state and provincial associations of fairs, non-agricultural expositions and festivals, associations, corporations, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of fairs, shows, expositions, and allied fields.
ABOUT NEBRASKA STATE FAIR
Traditionally, Nebraska State Fair is an annual 11-day event held in late August ending on Labor Day in Grand Island, Nebraska. Celebrating 153 years of entertaining families, the State Fair is home to the finest facilities in the country.
— Nebraska State Fair