Madison County Fair Board

President: Randy Ritterbush

Board Member Since – 2002

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “I would have to say the rodeo and everything that goes with it. I really enjoy the 4-H and FFA shows and watching the kids showcase their talents. It gives me great pleasure to see so many smiling faces on the fairgrounds.”

Vice President: Jeff Wickett

Board Member Since – 2001

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “A lot of time and effort go into putting on a successful fair for our exhibitors and fair goers.  My first year on the board during the Saturday night concert a veteran fair board member asked me to accompany him.  We walked up to the top of the southeast corner of the general admission grandstand.  He asked me to look over the crowd that was at the concert.  As I looked at the crowd having fun and glanced at the fair goers in the beer garden, he said ‘This is why we do what we do’.  I thought about what he said the rest of the night.  I walked to the same spot for our Sunday night concert that year.  Every year since that first concert night, I walk up to that same spot and look over all the fair goers enjoying themselves.  My favorite thing is to make that walk up to the southeast corner during concert nights, look over the crowd and remember ‘This is why we do what we do’.”

Secretary: Deb May

Board Member Since – 2012

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “I would say the rodeo is my favorite part of the fair.  I have nephews that participate in the bull riding event and my son Dusty is a bull fighter. Having been associated with the Madison County Fair for over 30 years, you meet a lot of great people and some you see only see once a year at fair time.  Don’t forget about the fair food—I look forward to it all year long. Fair food is awesome!”

Treasurer: Linda Haack

Board Member Since – 1994

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “My favorite thing about the fair is watching the families enjoy each aspect of the fair; visiting the animal barns, riding the rides, watching the 4-H members exhibit their projects and just enjoying fair food!  Fairs are great family time.”

Dave Amick

Board Member Since – 2016

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “I love how the fair brings families together year after year.  Old traditions are carried on and new ones begin.  It’s amazing to see how our grounds are transformed into a magical place one week every summer and I am so honored to be a part of it.”

Luke Beiermann

Board Member Since – 2008

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “Watching the smiles on the kids’ faces, having a good time. Classmates, people who grew up here getting together. Many of them say it’s the one time of the year they get together to see everyone. And all the different kind of food we have.”

Tom Borchers

Board Member Since – 2017

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “Meeting the people that come to the fair, new faces and seeing them come back again, and the opportunity to make the Madison County Fair the best county fair in Nebraska.”

Russel Dusel

Board Member Since – 2017

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “What I like the most about the fair is small things, like petal tractor pull and the ice cream eating contest.”

Jeanie Emry

Board Member Since – 2002

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “I love to see how the fair comes together and the excitement of everyone.”

Sherri Fish

Board Member Since – 1989

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “My favorite thing about the Madison County Fair is meeting and seeing all the people who come to the fair and enjoy it.”

Sheryl White

Board Member Since – 2012

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “Seeing the people, the families with their children having fun and enjoying the fair.   The smiles, laughter, cheers, and excitement they have from all the events we have at our county fair.”

Tim Kruid

Board Member Since – 2019

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “I like how the fair gives friends and family a reason to come together and have fun. I get to reunite with people I don’t see on a regular basis.”

Scott Owen

Board Member Since – 2013

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “I like the fair as it brings young, middle, and older generations all together enjoying so many events and the fun of the fair. The fair brings some friends that you might only see once a year.  You can always find something to do at the fair!”

Brady Wegener

Board Member Since – 2012

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “Judging day seeing the kids showing off their hard work in the show ring and walking thru the static exhibits.”

Judy Yoch

Board Member Since – 2005

Favorite Thing About the Fair – “The best part of the county fair is the people of all ages.  They come for a variety of reasons.  Some come for the attractions, some come to reminisce, others come to make new memories, and some come for the food!  Whatever the reasons, Madison County Fair is the place to be!”

Madison County Fair and Rodeo

401 W 6th St North, Madison, Nebraska

(402) 454-2144

madisoncountyfairandrodeo@gmail.com