Fair & Festival Convention Opens a Sold Out Show

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What an Opening Day of the Western Fairs Association (WFA) Convention taking place in Reno Nevada right now.  It is a Huge Success!  Event City welcomes the Western Fair Association’s main Convention and all of its delegates to the Grand Sierra Resort, and all of their fine Exhibitors to this wonderful show.  See a serendipity of talent and unique products and services as you peruse this exhibitor list.

The day began with the Opening General Assembly which included a visit from California’s Secretary of Agriculture, A.G. Kawamura who recognized John Kegebein for his dedication to the Santa Cruz County Fair. The California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Fairs and Expositions unveiled Code Adam, a tool for all fairs to use in cases of missing children. Our keynote, L. Hunter Lovins struck a cord with the audience when she presented a business case for creating a sustainable and greener business and environment.

The sold out Trade Show opened with a bang. Prizes were awarded hourly and aisles were crowded the entire four hours of the show. The NICA Food Show was popular with service members and fairs alike. We look forward to continued success. The evening activities began with a delightful Presidents reception with great food and lots of networking opportunities. As the Presidents reception ended a successful Entertainment Showcase began. Crowds poured into the Reno Ballroom for great entertainment, one dollar beers, food, dancing and a rockin’ good time. Western Fairs Association wishes everyone the best for 2009!

Those of you not familiar with the Western Fairs Association (WFA), it is a non-profit trade association serving the fair industry throughout the Western United States and Canada. The association’s primary purpose is to assist in maintaining the highest professional standards within the fair industry through a voluntary network of individuals and organizations. The primary objective of Western Fairs Association is to promote the prosperity of fairs through educational activities, training programs, and legislative advocacy.

Currently Western Fairs serves more than 2,000 members, representing fair-related businesses, fair management, fair board directors, festivals, and industry associations. This membership is represented by a 23-member elected board of directors that governs the activities and policies of the association.

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