The Door County Fair is searching for its newest Fairest before its 150th annual event this summer. The Fairest program dates back to 2018 when Claire Olson was selected as the first Fairest. Sisters Katie and Michaela Guilette are the most recent Fairests, although Michaela’s reign was primarily virtual due to the pandemic. In a normal year, the Fairest of the Fair crisscrosses the county promoting the Door County Fair at a number of different events. While the $1,000 in scholarship dollars is nice, Olson says she gained useful skills that have helped her advance in her post-Fairest life.
The Door County Fairest of the Fair has to be 18 years of age before January 1st, 2023, and be a local resident. Fairest judges make their selection in July before the winner is crowned on the first night of the Door County Fair, which runs July 28th-August 1st. You can click on this link to apply.