ARKANSANS LOVE FESTIVALS & EVENTS
The winners of the 2009 ALFiE Awards, sponsored by the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association, were announced at the Association’s 26th Annual Conference at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce on February 1.
The ALFiE Awards, “Arkansans Love Festivals & Events,” honor the best and brightest of Arkansas’s festivals and special events. The major winners are listed below.
Best New Festival or Event – Little Rock’s Sculpture at the River Market Show & Sale. Eligible events are those still within their first five years; judging is based on the operation’s growth, uniqueness, and community contribution.
Outstanding New Idea – MusicFest El Dorado’s new street-pole banners. Eligible festivals have developed a new idea, logo, event, festival, or publication during the previous year which added significantly to the success or popularity of the festival.
Volunteer of the Year – Diane Atchison of BPW Barn Sale, Camden. A volunteer who has provided significant enthusiasm and specific expertise while showing initiative and providing leadership, dependability, and a positive attitude for your event for at least 3 years without having received remuneration for services.
Festival of the Year – MusicFest, El Dorado. This award is presented to a festival or other special celebration, which stands out among all the festivals in Arkansas, by its creative approach, crowd appeal, media coverage, and/or enhancement of community pride, thus benefiting the state’s quality of life.
Promotional Awards were also given to top quality examples of festival and event promotions.
For more information about top events in Arkansas, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Arkansas at http://www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-arkansas.html
Or, take a look at the official web site for the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association at http://www.arfea.org/