Tuesday, January 24, 2023 (4:32 pm)
OC Fair & Event Center wins 14 industry awards
OC Fair & Event Center earned 14 Achievement Awards from the Western Fairs Association, including eight first-place honors.
The annual program recognizes innovation and excellence among fairs and festivals in the Western U.S.
OC Fair & Event Center also received four second-place awards, one third-place and an honorable mention.
Five of the first-place awards were in the photography categories. The top animal photo was also selected as an overall winner and the best entertainment photo also received an award of excellence. Other top photo winners were in the exhibits, community outreach and people at the Fair categories.
First-place honors also went to the OC Fair’s new miniature donkey competition, a television ad for the Fair, and the Heroes Hall speaker series that was part of the Fighting for the Right to Fight exhibit.
Second-place photo awards were received in the carnival and food categories. The OC Fair’s overall marketing campaign and logo also won second-place honors and the Fair’s commemorative poster received a third-place award. An honorable mention was given to a special event logo for the culinary program at the Fair.
The Western Fairs Association presented the awards for 2022 achievements its annual conference last week in Reno.