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JULY 18 - 27, 2024

JULY 18 - 27, 2024



Change in Fair Leadership Announcement: Danny Aguilar Appointed as General Manager for the Delaware State Fair, Succeeding William J DiMondi

Harrington, DE – The Delaware State Fair is excited to announce the promotion of Danny Aguilar, CFE to the pivotal role of General Manager, effective January 1, 2024.  Aguilar, who has served as the Assistant General Manager and Marketing and Sponsorship Manager for over 17 years, will be taking over the position from the esteemed William J. DiMondi. The fair extends its heartfelt appreciation to DiMondi for 16 wonderful years of dedicated service in growing the fair’s success and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.

Throughout his tenure with the Delaware State Fair, Aguilar has consistently exhibited exceptional leadership qualities and a profound understanding of the fair industry. As the Assistant General Manager and Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, he played a significant role in cultivating strategic partnerships, enhancing the fair’s brand image, and driving increased attendance year after year.

“We are thrilled to announce Danny Aguilar’s promotion to the role of General Manager,” said Ron Draper, President of the Delaware State Fair Board. “His unparalleled expertise, extensive experience, and unwavering dedication to the fair make him the ideal candidate for this position. We express our deepest gratitude to Bill DiMondi, who has been instrumental in the fair’s growth over the past 16 years, and we thank him for his invaluable contributions.”

In his newly appointed role as General Manager, Aguilar will assume responsibility for the fair’s overall management, overseeing various departments such as operations, programming, finance, and public relations. His leadership and visionary approach will be essential in steering the Delaware State Fair towards continued success, fostering community engagement, and enhancing the fairgoers’ experience.

“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the General Manager of the Delaware State Fair,” said Aguilar. “Having been part of this incredible organization for nearly two decades, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of this event and its profound impact on the community. I look forward to building upon the strong foundation laid by Bill DiMondi and working alongside our dedicated team to further elevate the Delaware State Fair as a premier regional event.”

Aguilar’s promotion coincides with the Delaware State Fair’s upcoming 105th installment of The Delaware State Fair – a ten-day event scheduled to take place from July 18th – 27th. Under his leadership, the fair is poised to introduce fresh ideas, innovative attractions, and unforgettable experiences that will captivate fairgoers of all ages.
The Delaware State Fair, which has been an integral part of the community, celebrates the region’s rich agricultural heritage while offering a diverse array of entertainment, education, and family-centered activities. By nurturing valuable partnerships, engaging the local community, and embracing innovation, Aguilar is committed to furthering the fair’s legacy and propelling it into a vibrant and prosperous future.

For more information about the Delaware State Fair, please visit delawarestatefair.com.

To request an interview with Danny Aguilar or a representative from the fair, please contact:


Carly Callahan
Marketing & Sponsorship Manager
(302) 398-7003
email: carly@thestatefair.net

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