2016 San Diego County Fair wins top awards

The 2016 San Diego County Fair once again earned numerous top awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, confirming its leadership and innovation in the fair industry. The announcement was made at the IAFE annual convention and trade show held Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Las Vegas.

The IAFE represents 3,200 fairs throughout the world, providing exhibits, competition and advancing education aimed at the advancement of livestock, horticulture and agriculture. Out of the 18 honors, seven first-place awards for outstanding Agricultural and Competitive programs were awarded to the 2016 San Diego County Fair and the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA).

“Each year, through the production of the San Diego County Fair, the 22nd DAA places an emphasis on education, agriculture, and top quality entertainment for all the people of San Diego County and beyond,” said General Manager/CEO of the 22nd DAA, Timothy J. Fennell. “We are proud and humbled to be recognized for these efforts by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions.”

Ride ’em cowboys! “How the West was Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, as a revival and remembrance of the Wild, Wild West with all of the fun this period in history has to offer. For more information visit