LAS VEGAS, NEB. -- The Nebraska State Fair has won a number of awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention. The fair received the awards at the convention, held in Las Vegas earlier this month. The fair was honored in a number of categories, including a first place award for creating a new youth division to showcase community service efforts. State Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott says he is proud of how Nebraska's fair matches up with other states. The next Nebraska State Fair will kick off on Aug. 22, 2014.