Annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention Postponed to 2022
November 23, 2020
The Wisconsin Association of Fairs is postponing their annual convention for January of 2021 to January 9-12, 2022, due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we were excited to get together with our fair family, we also want to keep everyone safe, and therefore we need to postpone our event.
All convention registrations will be refunded no later than December 1st, using the same method the reservation was made. Regarding hotel reservations, the Chula Vista Resort will be contacting you by phone or email to manage your refund, which should be completed within 30 days.
For our Associate Members, we are excited to still present your video/promo to our fairs. Be sure to submit your video/promo along with your membership dues so that we may present your information in a timely manner to our fairs. Please submit your video/promo by December 15 to Jayme at email@example.com.
We are planning to hold the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Association of Fairs sometime in January via Zoom so we can update our bylaws. Details will be shared in late December.
Although we will not be able to gather in person, planning for the 2021 fair season is still happening. We are making plans to offer a Zoom series, beginning in February to our members, covering a variety of ingredients that go into fair planning. Watch for an announcement in January on how you can participate in the Zoom series. We will also revisit the plans for a Fairest of the Fairs Coordinator session that was to be offered on Sunday of the convention to see if that can be offered in person at a later time in 2021.
These are unprecedented times for us all, but we are here to help in any way we can. The mission of the Wisconsin Association of Fairs is to increase Wisconsin fairs quality by providing education and advice on all aspects of producing a fair in Wisconsin, mainly through our annual convention and district meetings. Because of COVID-19, we have had to adjust the way in which we meet with our members, but we will always be #FAIRSTRONG!
Stay safe and may you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.
Jayme Buttke, CFE