About Fairest of the Fair

The Door County Fair's Fairest of the Fair is the official ambassador of the Fair. In addition to serving as the official ambassador of the2021 Fairest of Fair Door County Fair, the Door County Fairest of the Fair represents and promotes the Fair at events throughout the County and beyond, including area parades, festivals, community events and the Wisconsin State Fair. The Door County Fairest of the Fair also represents the County at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention and participates in the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs competition.

The Fairest of the Fair opens the Fair on Wednesday night and serves as the Fair ambassador during the entire Fair.  Prior to the Fair, there is an application process and a series of interviews. The Fairest serves for an entire year as an ambassador for the Door County Fair; this includes media interviews, community events and speaking opportunities. Whether an applicant is pursuing a career in public relations, marketing or simply has a deep passion for the Door County Fair, the position of the Fairest of the Fair is a fun-filled, exciting, and character enhancing experience. The Fairest of the Fair winner will be awarded scholarship money. For more information, please contact the Door County Fairest of the Fair Coordinator. Thank you!

About Door County Fairest of the Fair Job Description

The Fairest of the Fair is the official ambassador of the Door County Fair. In addition to serving as the official ambassador of the Fair, the Crowned Fairest shall promote the Door County Fair at events throughout Door County, including area parades, festivals, community events, and during the week of the Door County Fair.

The crowned Fairest serves for an entire year (terms starting on coronation night and ending on the following year's coronation night) as an ambassador for the Door County Fair; this includes media interviews, community events, and speaking opportunities.  
The crowned Fairest must be available throughout the year for appearances, meetings, interviews, etc.

The Fairest of the Fair will also represent the Door County Fair during the Wisconsin Association of Fairs (WAF) Annual Convention and will participate in the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs competition in early January.

About Door County Fairest of the Fair Eligibility

  • The crowned Fairest of the Fair (FOTF) may only serve one year as the Door County FOFT; however, all runner-ups may run as many times as they wish.
  • Contestants must be a Wisconsin resident for at least one year prior to entry.
  • Contestants must be at least 18 years of age by January 1st, 2022.
  • Contestants must hold a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and have reliable transportation to events. 
  • Contestants must be a resident of door County or must have done a majority of their Fair or school activities in Door County. 
  • Contestants should have no history of felony acts.

About Door County Fairest of the Fair Benefitspicture 4

  • The primary benefits provided to the Fairest are:
  • Crown and sash upon coronation.
  • $1,000 stipend that is issued in two installments
  • Paid attendance to the State Fair Association Conference
  • Professional development in public speaking
  • Having fun promoting the Door County Fair

About Door County Fairest of the Selection Process

The Fairest of the Fair Coronation is held in June. Prior to the coronation, there are a series of interviews, impromptu questions, a radio ad, and a self-introduction, as well as an application process. A panel of judges will be actively involved with the selection of the Fairest. The Crowned Fairest is awarded a stipend provided in two installments.

About the Fairest of the Fair in General

The Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs program was created 54 years ago to select an ambassador for the Wisconsin Association of Fairs, which represents 75 county, district and state fairs in Wisconsin.  The purpose of the WI FOTF Program is to promote the exceptional variety of opportunities –educational, agricultural, social, cultural and commercial – available at Wisconsin's county, district and state fairs. It is a position of responsibility to all the people of Wisconsin.

To become the WI FOTF, you must compete at your local county/district Fairest Program, of a fair that is a member of the WAF, and be selected as the local Fairest. Then you are eligible to compete at the four-day WI FOTF Contest held annually in January. 

2021 Fairest of the Fair Application



For more information, please contact the Door County Fairest of the Fair Coordinator. Thank you!