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The Middle Park Fair and Rodeo Board


Janet Engel


Born in Kremmling, and raised at the base of the Winter Park Resort, Janet grew up skiing racing, Horse  4-H, and rodeoing. A founding member of the High Country Stampede Rodeo and past Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Board Member, Janet has been involved with the 4-H horse program for the past 7 years. She began volunteering for the fair in 2012 and later joined the fair board and currently serves as its president.

Bailey Palmer

Vice President

Bailey was raised as a 5th generation cattle rancher in Middle Park. Growing up, she raised and showed market and breeding beef projects, market swine, and participated in shooting sports. Bailey attended Colorado State University, getting degrees in both Animal Science and Ag and Resource Economics. During college, she completed internships at the American Maine Anjou Association and the National Western Livestock Show, which eventually lead to her position as the Assistant Livestock Manager at NWSS. From there, she went on to be the Events and Education Coordinator for the American Angus Association. She then had the opportunity to work at Trans Ova Genetics, an Advanced Reproduction Technologies company, as a Client Service Representative, and IVF Lab Embryologist/Manager. 

After time away chasing her dreams, the mountains were calling her home to be closer to her family and community. She now works at Mountain West Insurance specializing in Farm and Ranch Insurance. 

Bailey is thrilled to be back in Middle Park, and serving on the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo Board, in hopes to give back to a program that gave so much to her growing up. 

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Terry Pratt

Secretary/ Treasurer

I am a native Grand County resident who grew up on a ranch outside of Granby.  As a child I was involved in 4-H with cooking, sewing and cattle. I was one of the original members of the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Elizabeth, CO and served as their treasurer.  I also served on the Colorado State Bowling Association board and the local Grand County Bowling Association board for many years as a director, association manager and later as President.

I was inducted into both the Grand County and Colorado State Hall of Fame in 2014 . This is my second year to serve as a volunteer for the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo as their Secretary.

David Buckley


David Buckley works for the Grand County Road and Bridge Department in Kremmling for the past 3 years as an Equipment Operator. He was a swine superintendent for 7 years in Douglas County. He is the father of twin adult daughters who grew up participating in 4H projects such as showing beef, swine and sheep on the agricultural side as well as competing in shooting sports. David is a huge advocate to 4H and believes the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo plays an integral part in the development of our youth and our community.  

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Tamara Miller


Born and raised on a mutigenerational cattle ranch on the east end of Grand County, Mari went on to attend the University of Wyoming. Joining Grand County 4-H programs first as a Clover Bud, Mari continues to be involved with 4-H as the leader of a 4-H club, and serving on the board. 

She lives with her 2 children and husband on a ranch overlooking the Williams Fork Reservoir, and has served as the Vice President previously.

Christy Horn

My name is Christy Horn and I have served on the fair board since 2016. I have lived in Grand County since graduating high school. I volunteer my time on several boards and coach basketball for the Granby Rec. 

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Want to Join the Fair Board?

The Middle Park Fair and Rodeo Board consists of five to ten members appointed by the Grand County Board of Commissioners. These members of the Board are part of a team that plans and conducts the annual Middle Park Fair and Rodeo pursuant to the Colorado Statutes and with input from the Grand County Commissioners. In addition, the board conducts all events within the guidelines developed by 4-H and FFA programs.

Appointment: To be eligible for appointment, the candidate

(1) Must be a resident of Middle Park (Grand or Summit County)

(2) Must be willing to serve a three-year term

(3) Go through the interview process with the Fair Board


Interested candidates, may submit an application at any time to: 



Mail: MPF&R

PO Box 344

Kremmling, CO 80459




Are you a Grand County or Summit County resident with a love for 4H, FFA, and the County Fair and Rodeo?

If so, you could be the next member of the Middle Park Fair & Rodeo Fair Board — representing a vibrant community tradition that is more than 100 years old.

Interested residents are encouraged to apply for the open seats. 



Candidates for this volunteer position will ideally have knowledge of or experience in 4H or FFA programs, rodeo or special events, volunteer management, or the entertainment industry.


As a Board member, you will be required to actively participate in fair board events, and attend bi-monthly Board meetings.


You can expect to spend an average of four to six hours a week engaged in Fair business.

For more information about the Fair Board please contact Janet Engel, Fair Board President, at



Candidates for this volunteer position will ideally have knowledge of or experience in the entertainment/event industry and/or financial industry, with a network of agricultural partners that could help the fair succeed.   



  • Review the current Sponsorship Package and be familiar with what MPF&R promises to sponsors; Create customized sponsorship packages, where needed.

  • Seek new sponsors (media/advertising/general support) and meet with potentials to outline what services they would value most. Including both cash and in-kind support/products from different corporations and foundations.

  • Determine and prepare a budget and monthly sales calendar, roll out, monitor it carefully, and report on it regularly.

  • Sell advertising for the MPFR Fair Book

  • Develop and implement sponsorship strategies in order to maximize revenues.


You can expect to spend around 10 hours a week engaged in the sponsorship business, and almost 30 hours a week during March for fair book business.

For more information please contact Janet Engel, Fair Board President, at



Candidates for this position should submit a proposal of what they consider fair compensation.


  • Review the current scheduled 2024 events, and coordinate all advertising-related activities. Initiate best practices for getting the maximum return on investment, and prove positive returns. 

  • Coordinate with the accounting department on billing issues.

  • Support sponsorship teams in capturing new sponsors.

  • Coordinate and interact with creative heads in creating effective advertising campaigns. Assist in building a collaborative brand image for all fair events.

  • Maintain and update customer databases. Meet project deadlines, and ensure adequate days for maximum advertising effect.

  • Attend fair board meetings

You can expect to spend around 10 hours a week dedicated to advertising responsibilities.



The Middle Park Fair & Rodeo is an agricultural community-ran fair with a division dedicated to 4-H youth.



The superintendents in the 4-H division work all year long in order to ensure a safe, fun-filled week for 4-H youth. In order to serve as a superintendent, volunteers must have knowledge of their assigned project area and be able to work cooperatively with others. Must have strong organizational skills and attend June and July fair board meetings. May be asked to provide input on changes to fair guidelines and secure volunteers to assist during the week of the fair to assist with clerking, judging, and other critical responsibilities.

While it is the fair board’s responsibility to maintain fair facilities, superintendents should have first-hand knowledge of the condition of the barns and equipment used by youth in their programs the most. For this reason, superintendents must monitor fairground facilities used for the project area to ensure buildings, grounds, and equipment are safe, secure, well-lit, working properly, adequate, clean, and painted, and recommend improvements to the fair committee or fair board.

Most importantly, superintendents must serve as positive adult role models for youth.

You can expect to spend about 6 hours a month engaged in superintendent responsibilities from June - July. During the fair, you are expected to be there from the event start time to the event end time.

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