153RD JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR
AUG. 12 - 19, 2018
1001 DIVISION STREET (P. O. BOX 104), MAUSTON, WI 53948
FAIR OFFICE (608)547-2426 ----- EMAIL:  juneaucountyfair@gmail.com
 
If YOU 
Are Interested 
In Becoming 
The 20178
Fairest of the Fair 
or 
Junior Fairest of the Fair


Please Contact:  

Heidi Finucan 

Fairest of the Coordinator

N2464 Riley Road, Mauston, WI 

608/547-7000


 JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR
ROYAL AMBASSADOR


Mr. John Bermeo

(Center)
Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair, Isabell Kemper

(Far Right) 

Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair Attendant, Anna Bopart

(Far Left)

Dear Fair Family, 

“You can’t leave footprints in the sand of time if you’re sitting on your butt and who wants to leave butt prints in the sand of time?”-Unknown. This quote really speaks to me. I enjoy a good laugh and I also enjoy leaving my personal footprints. From helping a fellow exhibitor show a goat, to properly launching a hay bale in the Farmer Games, I have enjoyed representing a fair that has always held a special place in my heart. It has been a daunting task and I could not have done it without everyone supporting me along the way. After a year I can look back and say that I am proud of all that I have done as your 2017 Juneau County Fair Royal Ambassador.

          My year has been an incredible experience. This position has given me the opportunity of looking at the fair in a new and unique way. I was so accustomed to the exhibitor portion that I overlooked all of the other opportunities that the Juneau County Fair has to offer. From the age of nine and running after pigs as an exhibitor, to the age of twenty as Ambassador… I am still chasing pigs. Some things never change. However, this experience did change the way I look at fairs and appreciate them in an even greater way. When I was competing for the position of 2018 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs I was able to talk with other Fairests and network. I gained more knowledge that helped me appreciate all fairs; not just my own. I learned that fairs have a little something for everyone. It is not just about cows and corn it is a wonderful event that everyone, not just the agricultural community, should experience. Moving forward in my life I hope I can share these experiences and this knowledge with everyone I meet.

          I really want to take the time to thank everyone that has helped me along the way. I have to personally thank my mom, Kathy Bermeo, for all of her hard work and putting up with me this past year. I can be a pain sometimes. I also want to thank the rest of my family for all of their support as well. From uncles, to cousins, to aunts, to grandparents, to my sister, I certainly had quite the support team and I want to personally thank all of them. I also want to thank the fair board, fairest board and exhibitors for their hard work and dedication to the fair. All the work they do to bring the Juneau County Fair together is phenomenal and they do an outstanding job at what they do. Last but not least, I want to thank the 2017 Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair Isabell Kemper and 2017 Junior Fairest of the Fair Attendant Anna Bopart. We were remarkable and I could not ask for a better team. To anyone I may have missed, I give you a big thank you as well!

          What the future holds for me I am unsure. A few things are bound to happen, however.  I will always be laughing and smiling, that is a given. Life is a lot easier with a good sense of humor. As for school, I am currently attending UW-Whitewater studying accounting to hopefully get my CPA after I complete my Masters of Business Administration. Hopefully I can apply my studies to future fair endeavors with my knowledge of accounting. In this way I can give back to a community that has helped me grow so much. 

         Moving forward I do not plan on leaving any butt prints in the sand any time soon. Instead, I plan to continue to leave footsteps in the sands of time and I hope to leave them close to the fair. Thank you for an unbelievable experience that has changed me for the better and one that I will never forget!


Sincerely,

John Anthony Bermeo 
2017 Juneau County Royal Fair Ambassador 


The Juneau County Fair
Ambassdor Program


Do YOU Want To Become The 2018 - 2019

Fairest of the Fair or Jr. Fairest of the Fair?

 

            The Fairest of the Fair program is an Internship Program offering a scholarship for youth from Juneau County.  The purpose of the Fairest of the Fair is to promote the variety of opportunities- educational, agricultural, social, cultural, and commercial- available in Juneau County.  It is a learning experience from interviews, to attending community functions and festivals, and promoting the fair and Juneau County.  Applicants need to have a strong appreciation for the fair but do not need to have been involved showing at the fair.  Applicants need to be available all days of the Juneau County Fair.

 

Applicants for Fairest must be 18-24 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2019.

Applicants for Jr. Fairest must be ages 13-15. 

 

Applications Can Be Obtained By:

* Downloading the Application from this Page (go to the tab above & to the left)

*Calling or Emailing Heidi Finucan, Fairest of the Fair Chairperson 

    At 608-547-7000 or heidifinucan@yahoo.com

*At Your School Guidance Offices

*At the Juneau County 4-H Extension Office or Website - www.juneau.uwex.edu

 

All Applications Must Be Returned By July 1st, 2018