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County exhibit continues winning streak at State Fair

July 14, 2017

SOLANO COUNTY– For the past 15 years the Solano County exhibit has taken home some of the top awards at the California State Fair, and this year did not disappoint.  Now in its sixteenth year, Solano County continued its winning streak, taking home the Gold and Best Visitor's Experience awards.

The exhibit – entitled "the Seeds of Solano County," promotes a positive image of the county’s rich agricultural history through a series of life-size seed packets, including the County’s industry, entertainment, recreation and tourism destinations.  The exhibit engages tens of thousands of Californian’s who visit the fair every day through a unique and engaging display.

The 360-degree exhibit features a walk-through experience, including a series of windows, panels and stages, each promoting unique attractions within the county using video, sounds, lighting and whimsical displays.  Highlights include Solano’s many outdoor recreation gems, rich agricultural crops, industries, including Travis Air Force Base, tourist attractions, wineries, breweries, art scenes and entertainment and dining hot spots in the Counties seven cities.

As is the tradition for Solano County, the exhibit integrates a unique learning environment with fun and friendly volunteers.  Visitors can pick up educational brochures to help them learn more about the County in which they live, or plan a future vacation.  Also, be sure to get your FREE samples from Jelly Belly.

In addition to the Gold and Best Visitor Experience awards, Solano County has a long standing tradition of taking home the “People’s Choice Award,” with more than 12 victories in the past 16 years.  Determined by fairgoers, the award goes to the county with the most votes during the fair’s run.  The recipient of the 2017 People’s Choice Award will be announced later this month.  This year the California State Fair runs through July 30 at Cal Expo in Sacramento.

After the conclusion of the California State Fair, the Solano County exhibit will be on display at the Solano County Fair, hosted August 2 - 6 at the Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo.  For more information and tickets to the Solano County Fair visit