Continuing to grow is the goal for the Door County Fairest of the Fair program as it enters its third year. Katie Guilette has served as the Fairest since she was formally crowned last year at the Door County Fair. With more of an arts background, Guilette will be visiting schools in the county to help drum up more entries for the Junior Fair. Program organizer Laura Vlies-Wotachek says it has been beneficial to have two Fairests with such diverse backgrounds after Claire Olson, who showed livestock at the fair, took on the role in 2018.
The search is on for the next Door County Fairest of the Fair, which will be crowned this year in July. As the Fairest, the chosen person earns a $1000 scholarship and a lifetime pass to the Door County Fair in exchange for promoting the Door County Fair at events across the area over the next year.