Being in and around the fair and festival industry for all of my life means I’ve developed quite an affinity for all things associated with this form of outdoor entertainment. I know the best funnel cakes and corn dogs, which rides give me that sought-after stomach drop, and what judges really look for in a prize-winning heifer, pig or pie. I’ve lost count of the number of state, county and local fairs and festivals I’ve attended in my life. And while I do my best not to pick favorites, I must say I have an affinity for the Washington State Fair, which occurs every September. “The Fair,” as it’s known in Washington State, has been a long-standing client for Haas & Wilkerson Insurance and is thus deserving of this month’s client spotlight. Continue reading
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It's July 4th and time to celebrate the birth of our great nation. Personally, I'll be gathering with friends and family to fill bellies with hot dogs and burgers fresh off the grill, and to light up the sky with some fireworks and sparklers. We will wear our red, white and blue to honor those who fought throughout the last 240 years for the principles that make our country great. Across our nation, we'll be joined by our fellow Americans, many of whom will spend the weekend at a local fair to commemorate Independence Day. Agricultural fairs do an amazing job of bringing people together for this weekend, providing entertainment, food, rides and night skies filled with bangs, booms, oohs and aahs.
School’s out, pool’s open—summer is here! It’s also fairs and festivals season, and there’s no better event to kick off the summer season in Kansas City than Boulevardia. Held June 17-19 in the historic West Bottoms, Boulevardia is a celebration of beer, food, music and the best of Kansas City, brought to you by one of our favorite homegrown breweries—Boulevard Brewing Company. It’s a great way to spend Father’s Day weekend with family and friends.
A few members of our Haas & Wilkerson Insurance team recently took a pretty exciting trip to Vegas. We weren't off to gamble or celebrate any bachelor or bachelorette parties, though. Instead, we had an incredible time at The International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE) Annual Convention and Trade show. Hosted in the Paris Hotel from November 29th through December 2nd, the event is highlighted as “the largest event serving fairs, shows, exhibitions, and expositions,” and in its 125th year, we got a front row ticket.