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Who's the 'Fairest' of them all? Nominations open for 2019 'Ultimate Fairgoer'


Thu, Jul 4th 2019 07:00 am

Annual honor bestowed on individual who lives & breathes Erie County Fair

The Erie County Fair is looking for greatest “Fair Fan” in Western New York. Nominations are now being accepted for someone to be named the 2019 “Ultimate Fairgoer.”

Established in 2005, the Erie County Fair’s “Ultimate Fairgoer” honor is bestowed each year on an individual who lives and breathes the Erie County Fair all year long. The chosen candidate is not only passionate and enthusiastic about the event, but actively promotes and shares that love with family, friends and the community.

Nomination forms are currently available on the fair’s website, http://bit.ly/UltimateFairgoerECF. They are to be submitted by Thursday, July 25. Nominations must include a short essay as to why the candidate – above everyone else – deserves the title of “Ultimate Fairgoer.” Past winning nominations have included photos, references, news clippings or collateral materials that provide further background.

Management and staff of the Erie County Agricultural Society and/or the Erie County Fair are not eligible.

The 2019 Erie County Fair “Ultimate Fairgoer” will be officially announced during a ceremony outside of the McKinley Gate at 11:30 a.m. opening day, Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Past winners include:

  • 2005 – Barbara Brader, Hamburg
  • 2006 – Sue Montgomery, Hamburg
  • 2007 – Terry Nowatka, Colden
  • 2008 – Father Ray Donohue, Fredonia
  • 2009 – Marion Wittmeyer, Lawtons
  • 2010 – Paulette Smith, Hinsdale
  • 2011 – Helen Edie, Hamburg
  • 2012 – Tim Beasor, Pompano Beach, Florida
  • 2013 – Marty Brownsey, West Seneca
  • 2014 – Sandy Kristka, Hamburg
  • 2015 – Mary Ellen Bossert, Hamburg
  • 2016 – Jimmy Barrett, Bel Air, Maryland
  • 2017 – Mary Roberts, Hamburg
  • 2018 – Judy Wilder, Hamburg

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