GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The Nebraska State Fair and Aksarben Stock Show received five category wins plus five additional placings with the International Association of Fairs and Expos (IAFE) Hall of Honor contests.
The winning entries are:
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- 1st place – Aksarben Stock Show, sponsor exposure during Covid-19.
- 1st place – Aksarben Stock Show – The Aksarben Pig Challenge presented by Farm Credit Services of America.
Hall of Honor Communication Award
- 1st place - Nebraska State Fair – statewide tree bombing.
- 1st place – Aksarben Stock Show -partnership w/outside groups, Aksarben Purple Ribbon Reception, Grand Island Rotary presentation and working with University of Nebraska, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.
- 3rd place – Nebraska State Fair – partnerships with outside groups/businesses spotlighting the Hornaday masks provided to attendees and the UNL designed and provided hand sanitizer units.
- 3rd place – Aksarben Stock Show – Tradeshow booths and interaction
- 1st place – Competitive Exhibit measures taken during Covid-19.
- 2nd place – Virtual tour of Education Dept. including a short video
- 2nd place – Statehood Day recognition event with the NEBRASKAland Foundation
- 3rd place – Zoom and virtual judging of science projects. Zoom presentation to NEBRASKAland Foundation
The International Association of Fairs and Expos (IAFE) represents more than 1,100 fairs around the world, and more than 900 members from allied fields. The contests are open to all fairs and expositions. Due to Covid-19 the annual conference is being held virtually in 2020 from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1.
The IAFE judges selected Nebraska State Fair to create three, 15-minute video presentations of their winning entries for the “Champion Circle.” These videos are part of the virtual conference presentations for paid attendees.
The Nebraska State Fair produces the annual events of the Nebraska State Fair and the Aksarben Stock Show. Traditionally, the Nebraska State Fair is an 11-day event held in late August and ending on Labor Day at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Nebraska. 2020 marked 152 years of the state fair.