Sweetwater Events Complex wins three international awards

SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYO – The Sweetwater Events Complex was just announced as the winner of three awards from the International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE) for Wyoming’s Big Show.

Judges saw the pure exuberance in the eyes of Jakob Lloyd as he led his 4-H goat during the Youth Livestock Auction. This photo received 2nd place. (Sweetwater Events Complex)

Wyoming’s Big Show won in the 2018 Hall of Honor Communications, Agricultural Awards and Competitive Exhibits.

The fair event also took first place in a Single Photo of a Competitive Exhibit Display. Over the last several years staff has made numerous improvements to the competitive exhibit displays (quilts, flowers, photography, crafts…), making it more of a focal point in the main exhibit hall. Those improvements have been well received by the community and now have received recognition from the IAFE.

Additionally, the 2018 “Go Big” theme fair brochure took second place in the Hall of Honor Communications. The IAFE recognized Wyoming’s Big Show for doing an outstanding job with their advertising and publicity. The brochure highlighted horse and livestock shows, daily entertainment, concerts, sponsors and more.

And lastly, Wyoming’s Big Show received second place in Agricultural Awards for a great photo of Jakob Lloyd with his 4-H market goat during the Youth Livestock Auction. The photo was judged by a panel of representatives from agriculture organization around the country.

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) represents more than 1,100 fairs around the world and more than 900 members from allied fields. The IAFE is focused on promoting and encouraging the development and improvement of agricultural fairs, shows and expositions.

2nd place “Go Big” themed brochure cover in Hall of Honor Communications. (Sweetwater Event Complex)

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