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.
2019 Jr. Fair Board Members
Carlmont High School
My favorite part of the fair is the showing livestock.
High School: Capuchino High
Favorite Thing about the Fair: My favorite thing about fair is the sense of community between the exhibitors.
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!
Andrea Martinez Vera
High School: San Mateo High School
Favorite Thing about the Fair: My favorite part of fair, is walking around the art exhibit and seeing all the amazing pieces of arts and crafts people make, it inspires me to continue my own crafting projects, and try new things.
High School: Drew High School
My Favorite Thing about the Fair: I love hanging out in the livestock barn with my friends. Additionally, visiting the Expo Hall every year and seeing all of the cool vendors and exhibits.