Exciting Upcoming Meeting Opportunities
Meet the new NICA Executive!

We have several exciting meeting opportunities coming up at fairs in progress. They're a perfect opportunity for members to RECONNECT with fair friends and get excited about Reno 2017!

Mark your calendar for next Thursday, August 11. WFA President Barbara Quaid will host a special guest at the WFA Service Member Breakfast at Ventura County Fair, 9:30 a.m. at the Turf Club. Michelle Card, the new Executive Director of NICA, will join us for the chance to meet WFA members and foster the partnership between our organizations. All WFA members are welcome, from service members to fair staff.

There are two opportunities to meet Michelle.The next day, August 12, NICA West is hosting a meeting with WFA participation at O.C. Fair, 9:30 a.m. at Baja Blues. WFA members are welcome to attend.

We're looking forward to getting to know Michelle!

At the very end of the month, August 31, we head to Oregon State Fair for a fun Open House up north at 11 a.m. in the Floral Garden Area. There will be some exciting announcements for our Oregon members, so be sure not to miss it! As always, service members are welcome.

Important Info: WFA Convention 2017
Wine & Cheese, Showcase, Achievement Awards, and Hotel

The Western Fairs Association Convention & Trade Show will provide an opportunity to RECONNECT in Reno, Jan. 15-18. We're in the process of planning fun activities, stimulating educational programs, and rockin' entertainment. There are several opportunities to get involved:

Wine & Cheese Reception
The popular Wine & Cheese Reception – hosted by WFA Service Members – offers a relaxed networking environment to Reconnect with fair CEOs, fair staff, and business partners. Hosting this event provides the opportunity to pour wine, receive name recognition on wine glasses and aprons, and be featured in Fair Dealer. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

From videos to full band performances and everything in between, our members have juggled, roped, serenaded and tumbled their way through routines and concerts in front of fair decision-makers throughout the years. The Showcase is always a Convention highlight, and we expect 2017 to be no different. Click here for more information about Showcasing. Video Showcase applications will be on the website soon!

Achievement Awards
Remember to get documentation together while it’s on the top of your mind if you plan on entering the WFA Achievement Awards program (the pool from which the Merrill Nominations are pulled!). There are Awards in Innovative Management and Marketing & Media - with Feature programs in both. Take special note of our Featured Programs this year – Agricultural Programming, Celebrating Partnership Success, and Fairtime Innovative Marketing Strategy or Concept. Achievement Awards entry information is available on our website under Forms, as well as Awards - or you can click here for a direct link to the entry form.

Hotel rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort are available for RECONNECT Reno 2017, Jan. 15-18, now! We've been able to secure a great room rate of just $69 per night. The rate is valid for reserved nights beginning Jan. 12 all the way through Jan. 22.

It has come to our attention that members are already being reached out to by companies to book hotel rooms for Convention. These are a scam and are in no way affiliated with WFA. In order to secure your room through WFA, use the above link.

New Members

Food & Beverage Concessionaires

Tiny Bubbles Tavern

Service & Supplies

Frozen Solutions, Inc.


Eileen Carey

Mango and Dango
Mark Your Calendar

Open Houses
   August 31 
Oregon State Fair

October 13
Big Fresno Fair

Service Member Meetings
Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.
Napa Town & Country Fair
Board Room

Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.
Ventura County Fair
Turf Club

Aug. 12, 9:30 a.m.
OC Fair
Baja Blues

Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
Antelope Valley Fair
Director's Room

Refer-A-Friend began July 1. Our members are so supportive and help bring great businesses into the WFA family each year. If Western Fairs has served as a key resource and helped you, let a friend know! You'll receive a $50 cash reward if they join this summer.
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