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Calumet County Agricultural Association / Director Information


Anyone interested in promoting and working with the Calumet County Fair is encouraged to become a member of the Calumet County Agricultural Association.

How to Become a Member:
1. Fill out the application form.
2. Include a one time membership fee of $25.00. Your membership is lifetime.
3. Give or send the membership application to any member of the board of directors.
4. The application is presented at the next fair board meeting where the board of directors vote on the acceptance of the membership.
5. Upon acceptance you will receive a certificate of membership.

The Annual Stockholders Meeting is held the second Saturday of December. This is a membership meeting upon which old and new business is brought before the membership. As a member you will have the opportunity to vote on any motions brought before the membership. You will also be eligible to vote for new members to the board of directors. After one year of membership in the association you will also be eligible to become a candidate for the board of directors.

NOTE: Clck the button below to see annual minutes and reports.

Fair Office Phone #: 920-849-9070 (Only During Fair Week)


2024 Calumet County Fair Executive Board of Directors

President Jeff Wunrow 920-853-3338 ljwunrow@bugnet.net
1st Vice President Mike Wunrow 920-375-0100 mikew@bugnet.net
2nd Vice President Sarah Gebhart 920-849-9359 hickoryhills1@hotmail.com
Treasurer Sharon Ott 920-989-1367 ottsl73@gmail.com
Secretary Clara Hedrich 920-517-3440 hedrichc5@gmail.com

2024 Calumet County Agricultural Association Board of Directors

Dean Gebhart hillsidedairyfarm@hotmail.com Judy McGlinn jlm686@hotmail.com
Sarah Gebhart hickoryhills1@hotmail.com Cory Ott cojoott@yahoo.com
Karen Gries kgries@charter.net Sharon Ott ottsl73@gmail.com
Clara Hedrich hedrichc5@gmail.com John Petrie jjpetrie4@gmail.net
Larry Hedrich larryhedrich63@gmail.com Chuck Petrie cepetrie@scheels.com
Anna Hickinbotham annamh96@outlook.com Gloria Regan keslerg31@gmail.com
Lucy Kesler robertkesler@att.net Don Schmidt winhavenltd@hotmail.com
Randy Koehler Jr. canofcorn966@gmail.com Deborah Stebane djstebane@gmail.com
Shawn Lamers faunafarm@tds.net Jeff Wunrow ljwunrow@bugnet.net
Lanetta Mahlberg mahlbergracin@yahoo.com Mike Wunrow mikew@bugnet.net
    Cory Wittman cwittman3@new.rr.com

Director's & Superintendent's Responsibilities

• Grounds - Jeff Wunrow, Mike Wunrow, Randy Koehler Jr., Dean Gebhart
• Entertainment - Sarah Gebhart, Dean Gebhart
• Merchants Exhibits - Karen Gries, Lanetta Mahlberg
• Concessions - Deb Stebane, Lanetta Mahlberg
• Main Gate, Parking and Grandstand - Sharon Ott, Karen Gries, Cory Wittman
• Exhibitors Hand Book - Clara Hedrich
• Fairest of the Fair - Deb Stebane, Jeanne Gasch, Judy McGlin, Gloria Regan
• Sponsorships - Sarah Gebhart
• Milk House & Milking Parlors - Don Schmidt, Cory Ott, Brian Lisowe
• Livestock Barns - Jeff Wunrow, Larry Hedrich, Don Schmidt, Cory Ott
• Ground and Building Rentals - Clara Hedrich, Jeff Wunrow, Sharon Ott
• Bingo & Car Show - Anna Hickinbotham
• Exposition Building - Judy Hacker
• Maintenance - John Karls, Chuck Leonhard
• Poultry & Rabbit Barn - Rosemary Schaefer, Shawn Lamers
• Goat Barn - Lori & Kevin Lamers
• Camping - Larry Hedrich
• Horse Barn - John Petrie, Deb Stebane
• Sheep - Nathan Hacker, Robert Kesler
• Hogs - Robert Kesler, Gary Mertz
• Beef - Jeff Wunrow

Fair Committees

Budget and Finance Committee
• Set up of Fair budget
• Allocation of funds to committees
• Monitor and planning of spending of funds
• Work with treasurer as needed
• Sponsorships / Foundation
• Fundraising coordination
• Set up contracts with organizations to sell tickets for Fair admission
• Allocation and coordinate Fair admission passes

Building and Grounds Committee
• Develop and implement a budget
• Safety and upkeep of all structures
• Safety and maintenance to grounds
• Parking
• Fair layout
• Rental of equipment
• Site utilization for all events
• Campgrounds
• Grandstands
• Coordination with Master Gardeners with ongoing flower beds

Volunteer Committee
• Develop and implement a budget
• Maintain a list of volunteers
• Match volunteers to jobs
• Recognition program for volunteers
• Volunteer recruitment
• Coordinate organizations to sell tickets for Fair admission

Entertainment Committee
• Develop and implement a budget
• Evaluation and propose to the board bands, grandstand shows, and acts for Board approval
• Implementation and coordination of approved entertainment
• Family Entertainment Merchants / Vendors Committee
• Develop and implement a budget
• Evaluate and propose to the Board the carnival for the Fair for Board approval
• Implementation and coordination of approved carnival
• Recruit merchants and vendors for the Fair
• Coordinate vendors and merchants for the Fair
• Work with the Building and Grounds Committee for Fair layout
• Responsible for the coordination of Fair beverages and food stands
• Responsible for all contracts with vendors, merchants, beverages and food stands after approval by the Board. Contracts    must be signed by designated person on Finance Committee
• Compliance issues as licenses, inspections, food safety and any necessary permits

Advertising and Promotions Committee
• Development and implement a budget
• Fairest of the Fair
• Parades
• Pre-fair advertising
• Fundraising in conjunction with the Finance and Budget Committee
• Fair promotions
• Fair theme
• Coordination of State Convention Events
• Coordination of State Fair Events
• Representative to attend Chamber of Commerce meetings
• Representative to attend Calumet County Tourism meetings

Exhibits Committee
• Premiums and awards
• Fair book updates and rule changes
• Animal health regulations
• Superintendents responsibilities
• Recruit school displays
• Prepare school displays for judging
• Set up school displays
• Coordinate and oversee all judging of all fair exhibits
• Calumet County Fair Website


For more information on how to get involved in a fair committee, please contact any fair board director from the list above. Thank you