Get Ready for California State Fair Open House
See you in Sacramento, July 21!

We had a great time at the Open House in San Diego and are looking forward to another successful WFA Member Appreciation Reception during California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento. The Open House will be 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Satellite Wagering Clubhouse with food and drinks provided by Spectra Food Services & Hospitality. The same day will also feature a WFA Service Member Meeting at 9 a.m. in the Wine Garden. During the gathering, we will enjoy the chance to celebrate WFA Day at California State Fair, RECONNECT with our fair friends and get excited about Reno 2017!


9 a.m.                              Service Member Meeting              Wine Garden
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.                 Open House                                 Satellite Wagering Clubhouse

Getting there:
Your WFA Credential will, as always, provide you free admission to California State Fair. Because it is WFA Day, the Credential will also be accepted for parking July 21 when entering through Gate C (Credential Gate) located just east of the main gate on Exposition Blvd.

Getting in:
Be sure to keep that WFA Credential handy! Your WFA Credential is required for entry to the Open House. Members may bring one guest to the event - the reception is an ideal time to 'Refer-A-Friend' and qualify for your $50 referral bonus!

Looking forward to seeing you in Sacramento!

Keynote Sneak Peek: RECONNECT
WFA Convention 2017

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, but wanted to provide a sneak peek of artwork and keynote highlights.

You asked for it! Jim Knight will be back by popular demand, bringing his energy as our Opening Keynote. Knight closed the show last year and all of the feedback read 'We want more!' He'll share the secrets of one of the most successful marketing brands in the world -- Hard Rock Cafe -- and show ways to amp up your own organizational culture and stay relevant with a 'Culture that Rocks.' He's continuing the conversation with a breakout session on Tuesday morning.

The next day, WFA Service Member Elisa Hays shares her inspiring story and takeaways about how to thrive even "when life hits you like a truck." She came back from a tragic accident stronger than ever and we are thrilled to have her on stage at WFA Convention. Hays is a longtime member of WFA and Barham Award-recipient with her hand-washing station concept "Sudsy's Barn."

A note on hotels:

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. We will have hotel information available for RECONNECT Reno 2017, Jan. 15-18, soon!

New Members

Food & Beverage Suppliers
Chester Built Trailers

Food & Beverage Concessionaires
Alaskan Soda Jerk

Sound, Lights & Theatrical Equipment
Bay Area Music Connection
Mark Your Calendar

Open Houses
July 21
California State Fair

August 31 
Oregon State Fair

October 13
Big Fresno Fair

Service Member Meetings

July 21, 9 a.m.
California State Fair

Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.
Napa Town & Country Fair

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

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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