Awards Recognition


IAFE Awards

The Missouri State Fair celebrated many honors at the 2018 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Convention. The Missouri State Fair was recognized for programs in sponsorship, competitive exhibits, agriculture education, and communications. The Missouri State Fair is judged alongside other IAFE members of similar size, ranging in attendance from 250,000 to 500,000.

Hall of Honor Communications Awards, sponsored by K&K Insurance
1st Place:
Newspaper Ad: Black and White
Magazine Ad
Promotional Advertising: Outdoor/Billboard

2nd Place:
Best Marketing Campaign
Unique Ad Specialties/Souvenirs
Social Media/Mobile Campaign

Competitive Exhibit Awards, sponsored by North American Midway Entertainment
2nd Place:
Use of Theme Throughout Multiple Divisions of Competitive Exhibits
Off Season Non-Animal Contest/Event

3rd Place:
Participatory Contest
Fair Activity to Increase Awareness of Competitive Exhibits

Agriculture Awards, sponsored by ShoWorks
1st Place:
Unique Partnership for an Exhibit/Promotion/Special Event/Competition Showcased During the Fair
Agriculture Programs Video
Any other Agriculture Program/Exhibit

2nd Place:
Innovative Ways Technology is Used to Benefit Agriculture Programs at Your Fair
Agriculture Education Photo

Innovation in Sponsorship Awards, sponsored by, ETIX
3rd Place:
Sponsorship Innovation