2019 Fair Poster receives accolades from Fair Industry Leaders

Local teen’s poster art lauded for excellence.

The Ventura County Fair has announced that the 2019 Fair poster, illustrated by 18 year old Daríana Vásquez of Santa Paula, has won first place in the Western Fairs Association (WFA) annual communications awards competition.

The award was among a number of honors presented to the Ventura County Fair at the WFA annual general assembly at which roughly 125 fairs from throughout the Western United States gather new ideas, attend seminars and participate in the annual Achievement Awards.

“I am proud of our staff’s representation of our Fair and of our community at the WFA Achievement Awards.” said Barbara Quaid, CEO, Ventura County Fair. “Our awards speak to the quality of our overall marketing efforts and programs.”

The Achievement Awards recognize the very best efforts that a fair puts forth for its community. This year, Ventura County Fair received 8 Achievement Awards recognizing everything from the Fair’s advertising to its contributions from the community.

The 2020 Ventura County Fair will open on Wednesday, August 5 and run through Sunday, August 16. For Fair information visit www.venturacountyfair.org or call (805) 648-3376.​

The Ventura County Fairgrounds is owned by the State of California and administered by the 31st District Agricultural Association under the direction of the Division of Fairs and Expositions, Department of Food and Agriculture. A nine-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor, oversees the Association. The 31st DAA is a self-supporting entity, receiving no tax dollars.

Founded in 1922, Western Fairs Association (WFA) is a nonprofit 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.

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