Having taken on the Waukesha County Fair, intrepid Lake Country Publications/NOW reporter Megan Sukovich now takes us on the tilt-a-whirlwind adventure that is the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair.
The 2014 Waukesha County Fair Marshal Bob Weise represents the true meaning of dedication and commitment. His pride for the Waukesha County Fair continues to grow as his granddaughter, Robyn Wittkopf, was crowned fairest of the fair on opening day of this year’s fair.
Weise grew up and still resides in Pewaukee. He attended his first fair in 1950 where he showed sheepand cattle. “I haven’t missed a fair since,” says Weise. Except for when he was serving in the armed forces in 1963, Weise has truly been a dedicated fairgoer.
During his time at his 66 attended county fairs, Weise has supplied over 350 sheep, exhibited over 100 livestock, and has trucked over 600 animals to the fair. Not to mention the over 40 neighborhood kids he supplied with animals during more than 70 years of farming in Waukesha County.
Weise’s three children have shown dairy sheep and beef at the Waukesha County Fair, along with his seven grandchildren that show chickens, pigs, goats, dairy, and sheep.
To celebrate his honor as the 2014 Waukesha County Fair Marshal, Weise’s family made t-shirts to commemorate all of his fair contributions and show how much they love their “papa” for all that he has done.
Weise’s granddaughter and 2014 Fairest of the Fair Wittkopf has followed a family tradition in competing in the Fairest of the Fair, as her mother and aunt were also competitors.