Fairest of the Fair
FREE WITH PAID ADMISSION TO THE FAIRFinal competition held at the Leinie Lodge Stage
Presented by Citizens Bank, Waukesha Noon Kiwanis, Waukesha County Farm Bureau, Image Makers Advertising, and Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse
Wednesday, July 17 | 6 pm
2019 Fairest of the Fair
Michaela King of Big Bend
We’re excited to announce that Michaela King of Big Bend is our 2019 Fairest of the Fair! Michaela, 20, practically grew up at the Waukesha County Fair, participating frequently as a ceramics, fruits and vegetables, sewing, crocheting, and photography exhibitor. She’s also helped at the Livestock Auction as a photographer and assistant, and offered support with the Dairy Committee Show and brochure. During her reign as Fairest, Michaela plans to represent the lifelong friendships, memories, and experiences that come with being part of the Fair. She also hopes to reach out to people who might not have this experience and help them realize what a positive impact the Fair has on its community members. Michaela is currently going to school at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and plans to graduate with a double major in Professional Journalism and Photography.
Michaela’s responsibilities as Fairest of the Fair include welcoming Fairgoers to the Fair, interviewing with the media, announcing special events, introducing entertainment acts, awarding ribbons, and representing Waukesha County in Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fairs competition in January 2020. The 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. Michaela succeeds Abigail Bralick of Waukesha, our 2018 Fairest of the Fair, and will be awarded a scholarship at the end of her reign.
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 2020 Waukesha County Fair held July 15-19, 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 2020 in Wisconsin Dells. A scholarship for continuing education will be awarded to the Fairest of the Fair at the end of the reign.