LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on Thursday announced “Barn Appétit!” as the theme for the 2015 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival.
More than a thousand theme ideas were submitted for the annual contest, Fair officials said. To qualify, themes had to be five words or less and centered on Fair food.
“The subject of ‘Fair food’ for this year’s theme was incredibly popular! We received several creative and funny theme entries that always make it a challenge when selecting a winner,” stated Marketing Manager Wendy Bozigian in a press release4. “Nonetheless, the Antelope Valley Fair Association Board of Directors selected the entry submitted by Sherri Reyes of Palmdale as the winning theme.”
Bozigian said Reyes’ Barn Appétit! submission followed theme criteria and captured the essence of what Fair food and the Fair experience is all about.
Reyes was born at Edwards Air Force base, raised in Antelope Acres and now lives in Palmdale.
When asked how she came up with the winning theme, Reyes said, “I sat down and wrote out words that had to do with food, farm, Fair and when I came up with Barn Appétit, I thought it was a cool idea.”
Bozigian added, “This theme is a clever play on words that combined the Fair food topic with a nod towards farming via the word ‘Barn’, so it fits well with our agricultural roots. It also provides Maby Hernandez, our graphic designer, flexibility in creating the artwork to illustrate this theme for all Fair 2015 advertisements and promotions.”
As the winner of the Fair 2015 theme contest, Reyes will ride in the AV Fair parade as a VIP, receive a season parking pass and two tickets to all Fair 2015 concerts and arena entertainment, and will be recognized at the annual “Kick-Off” (Volunteer Appreciation) dinner.
Additionally, Reyes will get passes to the 11th annual AV Fair Bridal Show, the 27th annual Home Show, and the 10-day Fair that runs from Aug. 21-30, 2015.
[Information via press release from the Antelope Valley Fair Association.]
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