Note: Change in location for the 2022 Conference
With Virginia's Fair season nearly over for 2021, I hope everyone has had a very successful season, even though it may have been challenging, considering what we have gone through the past 18 months.
Your VAF Board and Staff has been working diligently in the planning stages for the Annual Conference in January. Due to staffing, renovations and some other issues, the Board has decided to move the conference to the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA. January 6th-9th, 2022. We are certainly looking forward to seeing everyone there, as we embark on this new location.
The Board is planning a wonderful conference for you to enjoy and provide you with as much information and education about fairs and events as possible. We are surely looking forward to your attendance and support for a great conference after what our industry has had to deal with this past year. It is our intention to provide as many opportunities as we possibly can, for you to network, learn from other fairs and also share your experiences from your own fair. There are many outstanding and highly experienced fair people from all over the state that can provide you with information and experiences that can help make your fair a more successful event in the future.
We would like to encourage all member fairs to nominate deserving individuals to receive the Fair Person of the Year Award, the Hazel Staley Scholarship Award, and to participate in Youth Scholarship Competitions. These awards and competitions are magnificent opportunities, often overlooked, that recognize deserving people within our Virginia fairs.
Again, looking forward to seeing each of you at the conference in January!!!
Danny Byrum VAF President