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2024 Erie County Fair logo courtesy of the Erie County Agricultural Society.
2024 Erie County Fair logo courtesy of the Erie County Agricultural Society.

Erie County Fair: Nominations open for 2024 'Ultimate Fairgoer'


Fri, Jul 5th 2024 11:20 am

Annual honor bestowed on an individual who loves Erie County Fair

Press Release 

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 2024 “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 Erie County Fair and actively promotes their admiration with family, friends and the community.

Nomination forms are currently available on the event website, Ultimate Fairgoer (ecfair.org) and must be submitted by Wednesday, July 24. 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.

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 – The Hon. Rick Jemison, North Collins; 2021 – David Forcucci, Buffalo; 2022 -Dennis Ruda, Hamburg; 2023 – Corey Bruce, Depew

More about the Erie County Fair

The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS), producers of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York state. The Erie County Fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York.

The Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 7-18. Visit www.ECFair.org.

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