Junior Fair Board

The San Mateo County Fair’s Junior Fair Board was created to provide young adults with an opportunity to develop leadership skills, perform community service, and become aware of business and the operations of the County Fairs. Today, this Junior Fair Board has grown in both size and responsibilities to meet the challenges offered to these young men and women.

As many as twenty members are selected to volunteer throughout the year on behalf of the San Mateo County Fair. Their efforts include assisting at Fair events, providing outreach, assisting Fair visitors who may have special needs, and planning, developing and coordinating events within the fair.

Potential Junior Fair Board members must be high school age students and enrolled in a high school or equivalent program at the time they begin their service on the Junior Fair Board. They must also be a resident of San Mateo, San Francisco or Santa Clara Counties. Interviews may be held throughout the year as deemed appropriate by the Advisors. All new members are notified by a letter from the Advisors and/or San Mateo County Fair management of their acceptance for membership.

Junior Fair Board at Work

2020 Jr. Fair Board Members

Elise Wacha

Elise

Grade: 11th

High School: Carlmont High School 

My favorite thing about fair is showing livestock and being in the barn

Kaitlyn Lynch

Kaitlyn Lynch

Grade: 12th

High School: Sequoia High

Favorite Thing about the Fair: My favorite thing about the fair is the livestock. I have learned so much and made so many amazing memories in the barn!

Giuls Bernat

Tristan

Grade: 11th

High School: Aragon High School

Favorite Thing about the Fair: My favorite thing about fair is when all the youth come together to compete and cheer for each other in the show ring. I also love making lots of memories with my friends at fair. 

 

Jessica Russell

Andrea Martinez Vera

Grade 12th

High School: Aragon High School

Favorite Thing about the Fair: Showing livestock at the fair 

Hayley Houston

Kaitlyn Lynch

Grade: 9th

High School: Sequoia High

Favorite Thing about the Fair: My favorite thing about fair is showing livestock, hanging out with my friends, eating food, and riding the Zipper!

Jayden Houston

Jayden Houston

Grade 12th

High School: Sequoia High School

Favorite Thing about the Fair: My favorite part of fair is meeting new people, showing animals, seeing new animal exhibits and the cinnamon rolls!