County fair wins awards

Published 4:50 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Isle of Wight County Fair attended the International Association of Fairs & Expos Convention Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 in San Antonio, Texas, and returned with the following awards:

  • 1st Place – Agriculture Individual Photo: Equine
  • 2nd Place – Agriculture Individual Photo: Horticulture/Crops
  • 2nd Place – Online Advertisements
  • 2nd Place – Successful Non-Fair Event at your Facility Produced or Co-Produced by Facility Staff
  • 3rd Place – Best 1st Year Event not Produced by Facility Staff
  • 3rd Place – Radio
  • 3rd Place – Agriculture Individual Photo: Miscellaneous

The IAFE Fairs is composed of more than 1,100 fairs around the world, and more than 900 members from allied fields.


The Isle of Wight County Fair also attended the Virginia Association of Fairs Conference Jan. 6-9 at The Williamsburg Lodge and returned with the following awards:

Best Overall All High Point Champion

Best Over All-Fair Attendance 30,000 & Over

Best in Show:

  • TV Ad
  • Photo Essay
  • Newsletter
  • Fair Booklet

1st Place:

  • Photo Essay
  • Pageant Scrapbook
  • Newsletter
  • Premium Book
  • Tabloid
  • Web Ad
  • Fair Booklet
  • TV Ad

2nd Place:

  • Promo March
  • Theme
  • Pageant Booklet
  • Flyer
  • Polo Shirt
  • Poster
  • B&W News Ad
  • T-Shirt
  • Website

3rd Place:

  • Brochure
  • Fair Map


Miss Isle of Wight County Fair, Taylor Curro, placed in the Top 11 of the 2022 Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant and received a $250 scholarship.

Jenilee Hallman, Fair Coordinator, was also nominated to the Virginia Association of Fairs Board of Directors and will begin her first 3-year term this year.

Danny Byrum, fair chairman, was inducted into the Virginia Association of Fairs Presidents’ Hall of Honor after serving the first and only four-year term.

The Virginia Association of Fairs serves more than 70 association members of fairs and festivals across the state through representation, education, information and direction which will enhance their productivity, economic viability and administrative capability, thus enhancing the economic growth, development and quality of life of Virginia communities.