Friday, April 1, 2011

"The Fair is in the Air" is the theme selected for 2011's Fair. Many folks remember this theme when we used it TWICE in the mid 80's. This has been one of our most popular themes and most memorable because of it's catchy jingle.

We will be asking the community to join us in a fun "jingle" contest this year. The melody will remain the same and the words, but we'll be asking for new versions from YOU! Get your singing buddies together and start practicing! Gospel, rock, rap, etc? We'll listen to what you've got! Contest details coming in May! Stay tuned.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Greg Stewart, President & General Manager, inducted into IAFE Hall of Fame!

Our boss, Greg Stewart, was inducted into the International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE) Hall of Fame, the highest honor in our industry, at the recent IAFE Convention in Las Vegas. Greg has lived and breathed "fair" for 38 years. We honor and congratulate Greg on this wonderful honor and award!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our 2010 Fair was spectacular! We had the most cooperative weather ever. Temperatures in the low 80's, sunshine galore and the bluest skies you've ever seen. Final attendance was 312,149, up from our normal 305,000.

Thank you to Yakima and Central Washington residents for supporting this wonderful family event. To those that participated by exhibiting something, selling something and to those that just came to hang out and have fun, we appreciate you!

We were proud to be a Feature Fair (along with the Puyallup Fair) through our Western Fairs Association. We had approximately 50 people from other fairs visit us on opening weekend. It was fun for us to share the things that we do. Our industry is wonderful when it comes to sharing ideas. We borrow from them. They borrow from us.

Since the Fair, we've attended Washington Fairs Convention and met with many entertainers and folks with attractions. All are hoping for 2011 Fair dates. Talk about a lot of talent out there! It's incredible.

In a few weeks, we attend International Association of Fairs & Expositions and attend the Trade Show looking for attractions, acts, etc., that will enhance our Fair. Many classes are offered at these conventions and we always bring back useful information to make us better.

Theme is in the works for 2011. Stay tuned.
November 11, 2010 Fair dates for 2011 are September 23 - October 2.