IFEA Recognizes the Dublin Irish Festival with 7 Awards

October 10, 2011 – (DUBLIN, Ohio) – The Dublin Irish Festival received 7 International Festival and Events Association Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards for the Dublin Irish Festival and one award for the City of Dublin’s Halloween Spooktacular event. The awards were presented at IFEA’s 56th Annual Convention and Expo held Oct. 3-5 in Fort Worth, TX. 

The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition recognizes outstanding festival and events programming, promotions and media initiatives. Entries are judged on criteria including creativity, clarity of message, design, overall appeal and measurable results. 

“We are honored to be recognized again by our peers in the festival and events industry for our creativity and innovation,” said Alison LeRoy, Events Manager for the City of Dublin. “We are especially proud of the awards we share with Bob Evans Farms Inc and Dublin Methodist Hospital-Ohio Health. Those awards recognize their commitment to the Festival and the Dublin Community as a whole.”

The Dublin Irish Festival received awards in the following categories:

Best New Single Sponsor Program
Dublin Methodist Hospital–Ohio Health for their support of the Dublin Irish Festival Bike Parking

Best TV Promotion Ad Spot
Dublin Irish Festival “Best Legs” Commercial

Best Merchandise
Dublin Irish Festival Shot Glass

Best Social Media Site
Dublin Irish Festival Facebook Page

Best T-Shirt Design
“Like Ireland, Except Smaller” Dublin Irish Festival T-Shirt

Best Individual Sponsorship Program
Bob Evans Farm Inc. for their support of the Dublin Irish Festival

Best Single Magazine Display Ad
Dublin Irish Festival “Wig Out” Print Ad

The City of Dublin’s Halloween Spooktacular event received an award in the following category:

Best Children’s Program
City of Dublin’s Halloween Spooktacular

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, The International Festivals and Events Association is a non-profit membership organization with members spanning 40 countries and five continents. IFEA’s professional competition strives for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions, and in doing so, has raised the standards and quality of media promotions industry-wide. Historically, the awards program draws approximately 1,500 entries annually from among the world’s top festivals and events.

The Dublin Irish Festival, set on 29 rolling acres just northwest of Columbus, Ohio, is one of the nation’s premier Irish festivals and a central Ohio tradition. More than 92,000 guests enjoyed the 2011 Festival over the three-day weekend. The 2012 Festival dates are August 3, 4 & 5. For more information visit, Dublinirishfestival.org.

For more information

Mary Jo DiSalvo Media Contact 614-410-4507 | mdisalvo@dublin.oh.us