Who Will Be the 2019 Ultimate Fairgoer?


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 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 Fair but actively promotes and shares their love with family, friends and the community.


Nomination forms are currently available on the Fair’s website, https://bit.ly/2XiFzjv and must be submitted by Thursday, July 25th. 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 Fair’s McKinley Gate on Opening Day, Wednesday August 7th at 11:30am.


Past honorees are:

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 – Helene 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, MD

2017 – Mary Roberts, Hamburg

2018 – Judy Wilder, Hamburg


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