Agriculturalist of the Year
The Agriculturalist of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has contributed extensively, in a professional capacity, to California’s Agricultural industry.
Vineyard of the Year
The Vineyard of the Year recognizes the California vineyard that consistently, over several growing seasons, produced grapes, which have contributed directly to wine of superior quality and marketability within commercial sales systems and among fine wine.
Wine Lifetime Achievement
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a person, family or institutions who are pioneers in the wine industry based on their lifetime contributions to the California wine industry.
The Agriculture Progress Award is given to an individual, company, or organization that has demonstrated substantial contributions to the California State Fair in the area of agriculture program development.
California All Stars
California All Stars is a new wine award established for 2018. This posthumous award is to be given in recognition of exemplary service and contributions to innovators, educators and/or leaders in the world of wine based on their contributions to the California wine industry
Champion of Technology
The Technology Champion of the Year is awarded to a technology industry leader and organization for remarkable contributions to California’s technology industry. The Technology Champion must have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clearly benefited the residents of California through pursuit of commendable technological achievements.
The Golden Bear is awarded annually to an individual, company or organization that has demonstrated substantial contributions to the California State Fair.
IAFE & WFA
The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) began in 1885, and today represents more than 1,100 fairs around the world, and more than 900 members from allied fields. Throughout the years, the IAFE has remained true to its purpose of promoting and encouraging the development and improvement of agricultural fairs, shows, and expositions.
Western Fairs Association (WFA) was established in 1982 with the mission to build better fairs by supporting professional leadership, and by providing education, communication and advocacy.
The Telly Awards
The Telly Awards honors the excellence in video and television across all screens.
Top 100 IAFE Fair
We are an IAFE Top 100 Fair based on attendance reported to the IAFE in 2019.