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