Awards & Recognitions

IAFE Awards

The Missouri State Fair celebrated many honors at the 2021 International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE) Convention. The Missouri State Fair was recognized for programs in sponsorship, competitive exhibits, agriculture education, & communications. The Missouri State Fair is judged alongside other IAFE members of similar size, ranging in attendance from 250,000 to 500,000.

Agriculture Awards Sponsored by Showorks

1st Place Wins

Agricultural exhibitor events, awards, participation incentives or retention programs – Youth hams & bacons added to the Sale of Champions

Technique/procedure/policy developed by Fair management to correct an issue or challenge related to an agricultural program – New Animal Health check in procedure

Program/event/exhibit designed to educate consumers/fairgoing public of a current agriculture or fair industry challenge – Missouri Founding Farm exhibit

Any other ag program/exhibit – Hogs for Hunger

Ag photo – equine

Ag photo – Ag Education

Ag photo – Misc

2nd Place Wins

Newly established or evolving program/exhibit at your fair which promotes agriculture to the fairgoing public – Drive to Feed Kids

Unique exhibit/promotion/special event/community engagement/competition showcased during the year – Midwest Buck Sale Youth Goat Camp

3rd Place Wins

Newly established or evolving program/exhibit at your fair which promotes agriculture to the fairgoing public – AgVenture

Competitive Exhibits Sponsored by North American Midway

2nd Place Win

New Contest or Competition – Floriculture Fairy Garden Show

Innovation in Sponsorship Sponsored by ETIX

2nd Place Win

Sponsor Continuity – Missouri Division of Tourism

Hall of Fame Honor Communications Sponsored by K&K Insurance

1st Place Wins

Single sided, flat promo ad $2 Tuesday ad

2nd Place Wins

At Home Activity – 12 Days of Christmas on Facebook

Best Marketing Campaign – 2021 Our Missouri Celebration campaign