Salmon Days 2008 ranked as top festival worldwide

September 26, 2009

By Contributor

NEW β€” 6 a.m. Sept. 26, 2009

Judges ranked the 2008 Salmon Days Festival as the premier festival in the world, the Salmon Days Festivals Office announced Wednesday. The weekend-long event celebrated the theme β€œIt’s a Wonderful Whirl.”

Salmon Days was awarded the prestigious Grande Pinnacle Award for Best Overall Festival Presentation during the International Festivals & Events Association awards ceremony Wednesday. Salmon Days also picked up seven other awards at the ceremony, in Indianapolis.

Salmon Days won seven awards in the category for events with budgets between $250,000 and $749,000. The festival pocketed three Gold awards for Best Poster, Best Pin or Button, and Best Environmental Program, three Silver awards for Best Single Display Ad, Best Hat and Best Miscellaneous Clothing, and a Bronze Award for Best Sponsor Solicitation Program.

The prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition attracted entries from more than 2,000 festivals and event producers worldwide.

The competition strives for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions. Judges recognize entrants who continually improved the quality and image of festivals and special events.

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