Harney County Fair
97th Harney County Fair and Rodeo
September 7th - 12th, 2021
“The Sky's The Limit”
Jordon Bennett, Fair Manager
69660 S. Egan Street
Burns, OR 97720
Meet The Folks
Harney County Fair Board
Jerry Staley, Chair
Chance Peila, Vice Chair
FAIR MANAGER: Jordon Bennett
- Courtney Nichols, 2020 Queen
Hello my name is Courtney Nichols. I am 19 years old and I graduated from Dayville High
School last year. I currently live with my mom and step-dad, Kayce and Trevor Faulkner.
For the past two years I have proudly represented Grant County Fair and Rodeo, first as their
Princess in 2018 and last year as their Queen.
I have spent 10 years showing animals at County Fairs. I started raising and showing my own cows when I was in 2nd grade and have been a member of both
4H and FFA. Between showing at fair and living in the ranching lifestyle I have learned a lot; responsibility, time management, work ethic, patience, and leadership skills.
In high school, I played basketball, volleyball and participated in track, but rodeo has always been the sport I truly love. This fall I will be starting my second year of college at Treasure Valley Community College, where I am double majoring in Horse Production and Equine Business.
I look forward to representing the Harney County Fair and Rodeo, and our county’s ranching lifestyle. Due to current events I was not able to fully represent my title and was asked to continue my reign as the 2021 Harney County Fair and Rodeo Queen. I am looking forward to next year and being able to represent this great title.
- Greg and Shirley Beaubien
Greg graduated in 1972 from North Farmington High School in Farmington Michigan before moving to Drewsey. Greg moved with his parents, Harold and Laura Beaubien, from the farm they owned in Michigan within a week of graduating from high school. Greg helped his folks at the ranch before going to work for a construction company out of Lakeview who was working to build roads in the Drewsey area. Greg worked for Bob Otley logging and construction for 12 years and then worked for Williams Aircraft Painting and Autobody before proudly buying his own log truck in 1995 where he hauled logs, belly dump and hay.
Greg met Shirley (Dunten) in 1972 and they were married in 1975. Shirley was born and raised in Harney County. Her parents were Floyd and Della Myrtle Dunten from Drewsey. She graduated from Crane Union High School in 1973. Shirely was involved with the Drewsey Grange, Pomona Grange, and also State and National Grange which she held an office in each.
Greg and Shirley have three children, eleven grandchildren, and one great grandchild who all live in the Burns area.
Shirley served as a volunteer for many years before becoming a Fair Director in 1993 through 2004 where she was the Co-Chair of Open Class Exhibits. Shirley was appointed to the Fair Board in 2005 and held that position through 2011 as the Chair of Open Class Exhibits. Throughout all of those years, Greg was right by her side building fence in front of the grandstands, helping with building handicap seating in the grandstands and bartending and assisting in whatever work needed to be done to . They both worked during the year on other fair projects including building benches for prior grand marshals. Greg and Shirley’s children were also all involved with volunteering during fair and participating in 4-H programs which Greg and Shirley were at times leaders of the 4-H groups.
Greg and Shirley, married 46 years, are now both retired but still enjoy volunteering their time to make a successful fair. They also enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, camping and hunting.
OTHER IMPORTANT ROLES:
- Shana Withee, Extension Staff
- TBD, FFA Advisor
2020 Harney County Fair Sponsors
- Sponsor list coming soon