Fairest of the Fair


Final competition held at the Leinie Lodge Stage
presented by Waukesha Kiwanis, Waukesha County Farm Bureau, Image Makers Advertising, Chiropractic Partners, S.C., Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse, Hidden Beauty by Jess

Wednesday, July 19 | 6 pm

fairest-logoThe Waukesha County Fair Association is now accepting applications for the Waukesha County Fair Fairest of the Fair competition. Any Waukesha County resident, at least 18 years of age on or before July 18, 2017, with Fair experience is encouraged to APPLY.

The Fairest of the Fair is selected on the basis of personality, communication skills, school and community activities, professional appearance, knowledge of and experience with the Waukesha County Fair. The individual chosen will serve as the official host and spokesperson for the 2017 Waukesha County Fair held July 19-23, with duties beginning immediately after being crowned. Responsibilities include welcoming the public, interviews with the media, announcing special events, judging and participating in contests and awarding ribbons.

Throughout the reigning year, the Fairest of the Fair attends county functions, speaks at community engagements, schools, and clubs, and participates in parades as requested. In addition, the Fairest represents the Waukesha County Fair at the three-day Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fairs Competition, to be held January 2018 in Wisconsin Dells. A scholarship for continuing education will be awarded to the Fairest of the Fair at the end of the reign.

2016 Fairest of the Fair

Talia Spiegelberg of Oconomowoc

Talia Spiegelberg

We are proud to announce that Talia Spiegelberg of Oconomowoc is our 2016 Fairest of the Fair. Talia has demonstrated her passion for the Fair and worked toward becoming the Fairest for over a decade. She’s been a 4-H Exhibitor in the Junior Class Division for 13 years, participating in divisions such as child development, photography, candy making, drawing and painting, and more. She has also volunteered at the Dairy Bar and Food Stand for several years and performed on the Youth in Action Stage multiple times. Her future goals include graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in elementary education and special education to become an elementary school teacher. As Fairest, Talia wants to connect with 4-H members and Fairgoers to promote the Fair and other events associated with it.

Talia’s responsibilities as Fairest of the Fair have included welcoming Fairgoers to the Fair, interviewing with the media, announcing special events, introducing entertainment, awarding ribbons, and representing Waukesha County in Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fairs competition in January 2017. We are proud to announce that Talia placed as second runner-up in the competition out of all Fairest of the Fairs in the entire state of Wisconsin! Waukesha County Fair selects its Fairest of the Fair based on personality, appearance, poise, community involvement, and overall knowledge of the Fair. Contestants must live in Waukesha County or participate in a Waukesha County 4-H program. Talia succeeds Danielle DeCloux of Menomonee Falls, our 2015 Fairest of the Fair, and will be awarded a scholarship at the end of her reign on July 19.

1st Runner Up Virginia Kuenzi
Miss Congeniality Sarah Stock