Friend of Fair

2021 Friend of the Fair
Jake Carlson of Jake’s Excavating
Jake and his team have been the Fair’s go-to for emergency dirt work like water lines, drainage and special projects. Jake has provided many pieces of equipment for short notice needs to get the Grandstand track back in shape after heavy rains so the next show can go on among many other short notice projects. His experience and expertise has been extremely valuable to the Wright County Fair.

L-R Ward Westphal – Jake Carlson – Richard Fadden – Troy Beise

2019 Friend of the Fair

Duane Rolstad
The 2019 recipient of the Friend of the Fair is Duane Rolstad. Duane’s construction expertise has been used at the Fair in a variety of ways over the years. He designed and built the roads west of the Fairgrounds when the County acquired the land. His knowledge helped build many of the pads where a few recent buildings are low placed. Many of the projects that took place were either donated or constructed for minimal cost. His dedication to the Fair has shown in many ways and is always a call away. The Wright County Fair appreciates his support and are honored to name him 2019 Friend of the Fair.

2018 Friend of the Fair

George Karels, Jr. 
George has been a long time Demolition Derby participant & supporter.

2017 Friend of the Fair
Darwin Zitzloff
Darwin is the Lawn Maintenance Tech for the Fairgrounds.  He and his team provide outstanding lawn maintenance along with going above and beyond at the Fairgrounds.  We can always count on him to get the job done along with the grounds looking amazing.  He is also called for assistance with help regarding various tasks that arise.  We Thank Darwin Zitzloff and honor him with the 2017 Friend of the Fair award.  Pictured is Darwin & Board Member Grant Dehmer.

2016 Friend of the Fair
Dan McDonald
Dan works with the STS department and is instrumental in assistance before Fair prepping/setting up/maintenance and after Fair cleanup.

2015 Friend of the Fair
Coborn’s of Buffalo