Monterey County Fair Is Recognized With Five First Place Industry Awards


MONTEREY, CA. – February 21, 2023 – The Monterey County Fair is proud to announce that it has been recognized with several industry awards for its outstanding achievements in fair operations and visual communications.

The Western Fairs Association Achievement Awards recognize excellence within the industry, as well as the importance of sharing new successful ideas and programs with industry associates.

The Monterey County Fair was honored with five first place awards in various categories:

    • Television Advertising Single Ad – 1st Place
    • Fair Commemorative Poster – 1st Place
    • Special Event Logo: Monterey Bay Classic Livestock Show – 1st Place
    • Food & Beverage Photo – 1st Place
    • Exhibits, Competitive or Educational Photo – 1st Place

View a full list of award recognitions for the Monterey County Fair here.

“We are delighted to receive these awards and be recognized for our hard work and dedication to the Monterey County Fair. We would like to thank the Western Fairs Association for recognizing our achievements and the hard work of our employees,” said Kelly Violini, Chief Executive Officer of Monterey County Fair & Event Center. “We will continue to strive for excellence as we approach another year of celebrating the Monterey County Fair.”


About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.


About Western Fairs Association

The Western Fairs Association (WFA) was founded in 1922 and 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.