Barron County Fair

Fairest of the Fair

Barron County Fairest of the Fair

Barron County Fair Seeks 2024 Fairest of the Fair

Applications now open for Barron County Fairest of the Fair contest and new this year a Junior Fairest of the Fair! 

Would you like the chance to represent the Barron County Fair, have fun, meet new people, polish your interviewing and speaking skills and gain professional experience that will last a lifetime? The Barron County Fairest of the Fair contest is looking for contestants 18 years of age or older. The contest is open to those who have been a resident of the state of Wisconsin for at least one year. Contestants must reside in Barron County or an adjoining county, if the majority of their fair and or school activities are in Barron County. Contestants are eligible to apply for a maximum of two years. 

The Fairest of the Fair is chosen by a panel of impartial judges based upon; personality, attitude, maturity, professionalism, speaking ability, poise, appearance, involvement in school, community and fair activities along with overall impression. 

Prior to the fair, contestants will participate in individual and group interviews as well as make and record a radio ad promoting the fair. The crowning of the new “Fairest” will take place at the Barron County Fair on Sunday, July 21st. The new “Fairest” will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship and represent Barron County at the State Fairs Convention. The runner up will receive a $100.00 scholarship and all other participants will receive $25. 

New this year, Junior Fairest of the Fair! The purpose of the Junior Fairest of the Fair is to be an ambassador of the Barron County Fair and participate in promotional programs and media events throughout the year including parades and other community events. The Junior Fairest will work alongside the Barron County Fairest of the Fair and the Fairest Program coordinators. The Junior Fairest of the Fair contest is open to those that have completed grades 5, 6 or 7 in the previous school year. 

Applications can be found on the fairs website Applications are due by July 1st. With any questions please contact Devon Laursen at 715-419-1211 or 

Fairest of the Fair Application (18 or older)

Junior Fairest of the Fair Application (completed 5, 6 or 7th Grade)

Complete applications can be submitted by mail or email to:


Devon Laursen- Fairest Co-coordinator
PO BOX 163
Cumberland, WI 54829 

Fairest of the Fair Co-Coordinators
Devon Laursen 715-419-1211
Sarah Doyen 715-939-0645 

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Fairest of the Fair

2023-2024 Fairest of the Fair: Elora Repman

2022-2023 Fairest of the Fair: Brooke Shatley

2021-2022 Fairest of the Fair: Amanda Lebrande

2019-2020 Fairest of the Fair:  Casi Stager

2018-2019 Fairest of the Fair:  Sarah Doyen

2017-2018 Fairest of the Fair:  Katie Bates

2016-2017 Fairest of the Fair:  Sierra Solum

2015-2016 Fairest of the Fair:  Amber Johnson

2014-2015 Fairest of the Fair:  Devon Snowbank

2013-2014 Fairest of the Fair:  Melanie Guski/Kaitlin Hanson

2012-2013 Fairest of the Fair:  Danielle Elliott

2011-2012 Fairest of the Fair:  Amy Kringle 

2010-2011 Fairest of the Fair:  Rachel Hanson 

2009-2010 Fairest of the Fair:  Abby Amundson

2008-2009 Fairest of the Fair:  Jenny Balko