The 2022 Loudoun County Fair is dedicated to the Ketterman family!
The Loudoun County Fair would like to honor the Ketterman Family with the 2022 Fair Dedication. The Kettermans have been a staple at the fair for three generations. Dan and Tammi would travel from Fairfax where they lived to participate in our local 4-H club programs. Tammi has fond memories of her father Richard Cockrill making the drive to Loudoun to drop her and her siblings off so they all could participate in the Loudoun 4-H clubs. Her mother joined the festivities by entering her pickled beets at the fair.
In the mid-80s, they became more actively involved in the fair. Richard was a swine club leader and daughter Tammi led the 4-H Horse Club. Tammi’s sister Kim Jenkins helped her two children Hunter and Taylor with horses and pigs. Her brother Rick Cockrill married Kelly Adams whose mom June Adams was a champion to the 4-H program all of her life. Rick’s two children, Ricky and Catherine both rode horses in the fair and showed pigs. Tammi and Dan’s six girls, Jackie, Richi, Hattie, Katie, Dillyn and Ellyn have all participated in the Horse and Swine Clubs.
Dan Ketterman was a ring man for the auction since before they were married. He was a member of the Loudoun County 4-H Horse Club as well as the 4-H Honor Club throughout his youth and actually judged the horse show for several years. As the Ketterman girls got older and had their own families they assumed active roles in the fair. Jackie took on the special events/entertainment coordinating while her husband John McClintic joined the Loudoun County Fair & Associates Board of Directors. Richi took on the vendor coordinator role and still coordinates and cooks breakfast every morning of the fair for the 4-H kids who show their animals. Katie was treasurer on the fair committee and her husband Josh Cockerill also served on Loudoun Fair & Associates Board of Directors. Both Katie and Josh together ran the annual Super Farmer event at the fair. Dillyn and granddaughter Brinn McClintic have both been named Miss Loudoun County Fair. Both Ellyn and Katie have run barrels in the rodeo.
Jackie, Katie, and Hattie along with Becky Cockerill were the winners of the wild cow milking contest calling themselves the wild milk maids. Tammi learned to drive a gator while doing trash runs over the years and was the Kiss-A-Pig scholarship fundraiser winner one year.
Tammi credits her father’s influence in service to his community as to what has fueled the participation of his children and grandchildren and their families. Ketterman’s Jewelers has been a long-time sponsor of the fair, providing equipment, auction buyer gifts for 4-H members and supporting The Miss Loudoun County Fair Pageant.
It is with great appreciation that the Loudoun County Fair, along with the Loudoun Fair & Associates Board recognizes the contributions of the Ketterman Family. Thank you for your dedication and service to this long-standing Loudoun County tradition.
Beginning in 1963, a Fair Dedication was made to an individual, family or business that had served the Fair and the 4-H program in an outstanding way. We express our sincere appreciation to all those recognized for their commitment to our community.
|1963 – Eugene Sykes||1982 – Dan Clemons||2001 – Richard & Laura Brown|
|1964 – Robert J. McCray||1983 – Mabel Rollinson||2002 – Dr. George Washington|
|1965 – Frank W. McComb||1984 – The Frank Keesling Family||2003 – Bob & Ann Hereford|
|1966 – Lawrence H. Taylor & Marvin Simpson||1985 – “Golden Anniversary” year. Dedicated to all who made the past 50 years possible.||2004 – Bob Tillet & Craig Damewood|
|1967 – William I. Whitmore||1986 – Loudoun Times Mirror & WAGE Radio||2005 – Mike Wieben|
|1968 – J. Lupton Simpson||1987 – Juanita & Caroline Graham / Helen White||2006 – Steuart Weller|
|1969 – Ellen “Granny” Stowers||1988 – Edgar Tillet||2007 – Mary & Mitch Miller|
|1970 – Mr. & Mrs. William Cockerill||1989 – William H. Harrison||2008 – Marty Beamer|
|1971 – Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dillon||1990 – Carol S. McComb||2009 – Terry Corle|
|1972 – W. R. “Dot” Heasley||1991 – Henry Stowers||2010 – John Smith|
|1973 – W. Jack Brown||1992 – W. Jack Brown||2011 – Dan Virts|
|1974 – Mr. & Mrs. Charles Fletcher||1993 – James R. Wordsworth||2012 – The Robert Kimble Family|
|1975 – The Ernest Herndon Family||1994 – Jim & Edna Cross||2013 – Jim Colbert|
|1976 – Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Arnold||1995 – Elsie Maylott & Barbara Sidwar||2014 – Mike Bramhall|
|1977 – The William Moreland Family||1996 – The Homer Thompson Family||2015 – Robert Miller|
|1978 – Mr. & Mrs. R. Nelson Ashby||1997 – Barbara Jennings||2016 – Kevin & Reece Murray|
|1979 – Francis, Virginia, & David Peacock||1998 – Jane McCall||2017 – Doug & Stephanie Fidler|
|1980 – Henry & Gladys Creele||1999 – Eddie & Marty Potts||2018 – Claire Griffith|
|1981 – Barbara Baird||2000 – Tommy & Tamma Payne||2019 – Faith Barney|
|2021 – Kim & Rodney Monroe|