September Newsletter
Convention & Trade Show
January 19-22, 2020
Grand Sierra Resort Reno, Nevada
Join us for another year of friends and fun, as we look into the coming year with 2020 VISION!

Western Fairs Association’s premier event connects more than 1,400 fair CEOs, directors, staff, and fair-related professionals in one convenient location. From training programs, educational sessions, guest speakers, showcase to the trade show, there is something for every member to see!

This year, we’re back in Reno! Take a look at our programing, sign up today, and join us in January as we looking into the coming year with 2020 VISION! We’ll see you there!

Click below for more Convention Information:
Schedule At-A-Glance
Programing At-A-Glance
Live Showcase
Wine & Cheese Reception
Achievement Award
Register Today for 2020 VISION
Event Preparedness & Resilience Survey
In light of the recent tragic events, it seems that our world is becoming more and more unpredictable in many unfortunate ways. Peter Ashwin, the Principal, Event Risk Management Solutions ([ERMS], Boise, ID) and Blerter (www.blerter.com), a technology company based in NZ have launched a joint initiative to benchmark the festivals and events industry’s current practices on preparedness, resilience, security and risk management in order to gain a deep insight into our industry’s preparedness and resilience to manage uncertainty and adverse events. Western Fairs Association has joined, in a effort to broaden the data collected. Western Fairs Association encourages you, our membership, to participate in the below survey to provide pertinent data for the benefit of the event industry.

The survey is in two parts, Part A takes about 5 mins & Part B (deep dive & optional) takes about 8 mins. Please complete the survey via this link: 2019 Event Resilience & Preparedness Industry Survey. All survey responses will remain anonymous and the data from the survey will only be reported in the aggregate. ERMS and Blerter will be publishing the findings from the report in October. You have the option to sign up for a personal copy of report; Western Fairs Association will have the published report available on our website when available.

Your participation today will be used in an educational session at Convention in January! The more participation the more accurate results!
Take the Survey
Feature Fair Tour
The Alaska State Fair

Western Fairs Association Executive Director Sarah Cummings and Meetings and Trade Show Manager Liz Waxstein along with a group of thirty members made the journey all the way to Alaska for the Feature Fair Tour! Thank you to everyone who made the journey with us. We had a wonderful time exploring and enjoying the truly incredible Alaska State Fair! From the fabulous food, rich culture, and pristine grounds the Alaska State Fair was one we were glad not to miss!

An even bigger thank you goes to Alaska State Fair General Manager Jerome Hertel and his staff for hosting our big group! We appreciate you taking the time out of our busy fair schedule to show us how you do things in Alaska! Your passion for the fair and all things Alaska made the trip one for the books! The Western Fairs Association thanks you for sharing your new visions and timeless traditions and are thrilled that our member fairs are also excited to look into the coming year with 2020 VISION!

Stay current with available job openings listed on the
Western Fairs Association website! 
Click here for current openings!
Service Member dues renewal reminder letters have been mailed. 
Return your completed renewal form by October 1 to be included in the WFA mobile app and directory!

Refer a Friend & Receive $50!

Know someone who will benefit from joining WFA? Help them join by September 30 and you'll receive a $50 check! Direct potential new members to our Join page and have them include your name / business name in the 'Referred By' line...and that's it!

Thank you for being a WFA member; we look forward to serving more businesses like yours!

Refer a friend today!
LA County Fair
Kern County Fair
Southern California Fair
Big Fresno Fair
September 19, 9:30 AM Conf. Center Sonoma 1&2 
September 26, 1:00 PM, Park Area
October 8, 2:00 PM, TBD
October 9, 9:30 AM, Turf Club
November 5, 6 & 7, 2019  •  Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo 
January 19 - 22, 2020   •   Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada 
# F A I R F A C E
While you are out-and-about this Fair season, be sure to share your #FAIRFACE photos on social media. We just may use them in an issue of the Fair Dealer Magazine, or feature them right here in our Monthly Newsletter! 
New Members
AGM Concessions
Alimtox West
Beach Betty Creative
Dangerously Fun Juggling
Fairy Mary Fun Raising
International Expo's, LLC
Lionheart Enterprises
Ricky Montijo
Food & Beverage Concessionaire
Commercial Exhibitors
Advertising, Photography & PR
Acts & Attractions
Acts & Attractions
Equipment & Supplies
Commercial Special Event Promoter
Commercial Exhibitors
Acts & Attractions
Explore all of your Western Fairs Association Membership benefits!
westernfairs.org   •   916.927.3100   •   1776 Tribute Road, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95815
Western Fairs Association Office is now back open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM!