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Montgomery Gentry will perform opening day of Wisconsin State Fair

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Wisconsin State Fair announced this week that Montgomery Gentry will perform on the opening day of the fair, August 2. 

Wisconsin State Fair also received 38 awards in various divisions and categories at the 2017 International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention.

The four different award classifications include Agricultural Awards, Competitive Exhibits Awards, Innovation in Sponsorship and Hall of Honor Communications Awards.

Within the Agricultural Awards categories, the fair received a total of six awards, including a first place designation in Agriculture Program Area Beautification. The Agriculture Awards strive to recognize fairs that provide outstanding agricultural education to the fair-going public.

In the Competitive Exhibits Awards, Wisconsin State Fair received a total of 19 awards this year, including Supreme Champion and Best of Division, as well as nine first place awards in various categories. The Competitive Exhibits Awards Program recognizes excellence in displays and programs, and enhances the IAFE resource library with ideas and information for other fairs to utilize.

The fair was also recognized for its exemplary efforts in sponsorship, sweeping this class by winning first place in all three categories – Sponsorship Innovation, First Time Sponsorship and Sponsorship Continuity – as well as the overall division title.

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