LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on Friday announced “Who Let the Kids out?!” as the theme for the 78th annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival, scheduled for Aug. 19-28, 2016.
More than 300 themes idea were submitted for consideration in the annual contest, organizers said. To qualify, themes had to be five words or less and centered on “kids.”
“We received several creative theme entries that always make it a challenge when selecting a winner. Nonetheless, the Antelope Valley Fair Association Board of Directors selected ‘Who Let the Kids out?!’ submitted by Cynthia Felts as the winning theme,” said Marketing Manager Wendy Bozigian.
Bozigian added, “This theme is a clever play on words that fits perfectly with the topic of kids. It also provides our graphic designer, Maby Hernandez, flexibility in creating artwork to illustrate this theme throughout Fair 2016 advertisements and promotions.”
Felts’ winning theme captures the essence of what the AV Fair is all about, according to Bozigian.
When asked how she came up with her winning theme, Felts told organizers: “My husband enters every year, but this year I decided to give it a try and it just came to me.”
As the winner of the Fair 2016 theme contest, Felts will ride in the AV Fair parade as a VIP; she will receive a Fair season parking pass and two tickets to the Fair 2016 Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series and Rally Kia Arena entertainment; and she will be recognized at the annual “Kick-Off” (Volunteer Appreciation) dinner.
[Information via news release from the Antelope Valley Fair Association.]
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