2021 Special Fester – Rylee Beahm

Rylee is 15 years old and the daughter of Scott and Michelle Beahm. She is currently a Freshman at Onalaska High School. One of her favorite classes in school is choir. She absolutely loves to sing. Rylee is very active and has really enjoyed joining the Adaptive Sports League in Onalaska. Rylee is a social butterfly, she loves to be around her friends and other people. She has a new puppy this year, Romee, who she enjoys taking for walks.

Rylee was born with Down Syndrome which means she has an extra 21st chromosome. The Genetic disorder comes with a wide range of developmental delays and physical disabilities.

Former Special Festers

YearSpecial Fester
2019-2020Danielle Lass
2018Mackenzie Peterson
2017Keaton Hall
2016Gunner Skroch
2015Brianne Cooper
2014Makayla Olson
2013Conner Ellis
2012Erik O'Brien
2011Sydney Fitzpatrick
2010Jonah Cowgill
2009Brevin Terpstra
2008Alysha Klatt
2007Danny Alderman
2006Emily Limbach
2005Mitch Kaiser
2004Cassie Strand
2003Keith Stachowitz
2002Andrew Fruit
2001Teri Gerlach*
2000Katie Kane
1999Jareau Ammann
1998Thea Aspenson
1997Molly Mulrennan
1996Devon Sprain
1995Patrick Molzahn
1994Ashley Adams
1993Amanda Hundt*
1992Brad Swinghammer
1991Jamie Williams
1990Jill Bakalars
1989Miranda Roberts
* Fondly Remembered

Special Fester Nomination

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Special Fester. Download, complete and submit the Special Fester Nomination form or complete the form online. Deadline for nominations is May 7, 2019.  Completed applications can be returned to the Oktoberfest office:

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PO Box 1716

La Crosse, WI 54602