End of Summer Fairs: Not Just for Farming

State FairIt’s the time of year when people all over the United States do everything they can to squeeze the last bit of fun out of the summer season. Often, that means the last burst of summer fairs across the country, each state’s opportunity to show off to visitors what respective areas truly have to offer.

These state and county fairs often center on rodeos and livestock competitions. However, they also are known to provide ample commercial space for people from a variety of industries to network and connect.

Shenandoah County Fair Aug. 28 – Sep. 5

This fair takes place in Shenandoah County in the state of Virginia, and while it draws crowds with livestock and country music, it’s also a hot place for commerce. Work equipment and gear such as uniforms and farm safety equipment are on display, as well as machinery used in the agricultural industry. In addition to the commercial-grade tools, supplies for home and garden improvement can be found as well.

Colorado State Fair Aug. 28 – Sep. 7

While providing large and small animal shows and livestock auctions along with concerts like any other fair, this event in Pueblo, Colorado also features stronger focuses on art and innovation. It has two different exhibition halls dedicated toward artistic themes, and features talent shows, a variety of music genres, an interactive maze, and even Lego sculpture.

Minnesota State Fair Aug. 27 – Sep. 7

Minnesota struts its stuff by putting on a fair showcasing its various industries and attractions statewide. This year, the fair even features a special “Eco Experience” exhibit drawing attention to environmental issues. There are also heavy arts and theater presence, and over 50 food vendors featuring made-in-Minnesota victuals.

Even if you’ve missed out on this year’s celebrations of summer, it’s not too early to start getting your marketing materials gathered for next year. Contact some of the friendly professionals at eGenoa for help with designing your booths, your banners, and other marketing materials.

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