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Erie County Fair: Nominations sought for 2023 'Ultimate Fairgoer'


Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm

Annual honor bestowed on individual who loves Erie County Fair

Submitted by the Erie County Fair

Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest “Fair Fan” in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2023 “Ultimate Fairgoer”!

Established in 2005, the Erie County Fair’s “Ultimate Fairgoer” honor is bestowed each year upon an individual who lives and breathes the Erie County Fair all year long. The chosen candidate is passionate and enthusiastic about the event, and actively promotes their admiration with family, friends and the community.

Nomination forms are currently available at www.ECFair.org at the “Participate” tab. They must be submitted by Wednesday, July 26. Nominations 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 2023 Erie County Fair “Ultimate Fairgoer” will be officially announced during a ceremony outside of the McKinley Gate on opening day, Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Past “Ultimate Fairgoer” honorees 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; 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, 2019 – Dawn Pietras, Angola; 2021 – Hon. Rick Jemison, North Collins; 2021 – David Forcucci, Buffalo; 2022 – Dennis Ruda, Hamburg.

The 2023 Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 9-20. Visit www.ECFair.org.

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