The Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced their 2011 grant recipients. Executive Director of the Bureau Rustin Lippincott says the grant program assists organizations in providing excellence in cultural, civic and educational programs to attract visitors to the Fairfield area. The grant is open to all businesses and organizations in Fairfield that increase tourism. This year they awarded $11,275 to 30 events and activities. Lippincott says the Bureau awarded the grants to various 1st Friday’s Art Walks, the Jefferson County Wellness Coalition Giant Walking Event, the live on the square summer culture series, the Fairfield Farmers Market and the Fairfield Cultural Alliance Walking Tour Booklet. The Bureau grant program is supported from Fairfield’s lodging tax, created in 2001 by popular ballot.