2016 Award

Poster: Western Carolina State Fair
Billboard: The Great Anderson County Fair
Best Event t-shirt: Union County Fair
Promotion: South Carolina State Fair – Rocket
Commercial: Western Carolina State Fair

New Program/event/exhibit designed to educate fair goers of current agriculture
Piedmont Interstate Fair

Completive Exhibits
New Competitive Exhibits: Piedmont Interstate Fair
Best Display: South Carolina State Fair

2017 Friend of the Fair: Aiken County Career and Technology Center – Criminal Justice
2017 Fairman of the Fair: Warren Lucas
2017 Associate Member of the Year: Sam’s Path Petting Zoo Jodi & Jeff Gray


Paul E. Winters
Union County Fair

J.P. Baehr
Piedmont Interstate Fair

Nancy L. Smith, CFE
South Carolina State Fair

Board of Directors
Tom Bergen, Coastal Carolina Fair
Dudley Adams, Union County Fair
Lin Hair, Orangeburg County Fair
Pat Lee, Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair
Mitch Lesi, The Great Anderson County Fair
Wayne Harmon, Piedmont Interstate Fair
Cody Simon, Western Carolina State Fair
Peter St. Onge, Sumter County Fair


The safety of our patrons is our number one priority and will remain so. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those involved in this tragic accident at the Ohio State Fair.

Paul Winters,President,South Carolina Association of Fairs

The Following information is from OABA

July 27, 2017

Our entire industry is dedicated to the safety of the millions of people worldwide who utilize portable amusement rides.

The Fire Ball was being operated by one of the most respected and long established companies in our industry and was designed and manufactured by a leading international maker of amusement rides. This incident took place despite multiple independent inspections of the ride and only a full and complete investigation can identify the issues or issues that led to this tragedy.

Our prayers are with those involved and our commitment as an industry is to identify the cause of this tragedy so that we can continue to provide safe family entertainment at fairs, festivals, and community events

The Outdoor Amusement Business Association

2018 South Carolina Association of
Fairs and Georgia Association of
Agricultural Fairs Joint Convention

January 25-27, 2018

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd

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