The Fort Bend County Fair Association received top honors for their marketing and communication efforts.
The awards were announced during Texas Association of Fairs and Events (TAFE) convention and trade show on Jan. 7 in San Antonio. The Fort Bend County Fair received 12 awards including two first-place, six second-place, and four third-place honors.
The Fort Bend County Fair competed with other large market fairs and events with attendance ranging up to100,000. President James Duke, Fair Manager Cindy Schmidt, and several board members attended the convention. The fair has received many accolades over the years for their marketing efforts including back-to-back first place wins for Best Specialty Video.
“It is an honor to be recognized by our peers, especially after the year we had with Hurricane Harvey,” Duke said. “It shows it is a team effort and I could not be prouder for our fair.”
This is the fourth year in a row that the Fort Bend County Fair Association was awarded for its e-newsletter and color ads. Other honors included best newspaper ad, multi-page material, tv promotion, radio commercial, best photography, social media promotion, t-shirt design, best pin and badge, and best other merchandise.
The TAFE Marketing & Communication Awards program recognizes excellence in marketing campaigns used to promote fairs, festivals, and events.
This year’s fair will be held Sept. 28 to Oct. 7.