The Ohio State Fair has received several awards of distinction for communications in the following categories from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.:

The purpose of the IAFE’s Hall of Honor Communications Awards competition is to improve the advertising and publicity programs of fairs and to provide recognition for those fairs doing an outstanding job. Entries are evaluated and judged by a team of industry leaders. These individuals are selected from the membership of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, which has more than 1,200 members from around the globe.

The awards were presented at a special Awards Reception on December 10, 2014, during the 124th annual IAFE Convention held in Las Vegas. The awards are sponsored by K&K Insurance, headquartered in Indiana.

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), based in Springfield, Mo., is a voluntary, nonprofit corporation, serving state, provincial, regional and county agricultural fairs, shows, exhibitions and expositions. Its associate members include state and provincial associations of fairs, non-agricultural expositions and festivals, associations, corporations, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of fairs, shows, expositions and allied fields.

For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the Web, visit us at

The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With a spectacular midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2015 Ohio State Fair will run July 29 – Aug. 9, 2015.

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