History > Fairest of the Fair

From 1983 to 1999 the Green County Fair selected a young adult from the community to promote the fair.

1983 Teresa Hoesly Monroe
1984 Jayne Rufener Monticello
1985 Wendy Swiggum Monroe
1986 Stephanie Babler New Glarus
1987 Vicki Eakins Monroe
1988 Kathy Horn Brooklyn
1989 Christine Meyers Brodhead
1990 Jill Swiggum Monroe
1991 Julie Hummel Monticello
1992 Susan Bieneman Monroe
1993 Leslie Lauper Browntown
1994 Wendy Torkelson Monticello
1995 Amy Asmus Monroe
1996 Jennifer Hasler Monroe
1997 Kari Winkler Monroe
1998 Shanon Dammen Monroe






Hayley Barker

Tess Zettle

Theresa Wyss










2014                 Alicia Gordee-Kubly                             Monroe

2015                  Whitney Disch                                      Monroe


*Hayley Barker went on to become the State Fairest of the Fair

At the March 2012 Board Meeting, The Fairest of the Fair program was reinstated.

Job Objective:

Serve as the official ambassador of the Green County Fair and participate in promotional programs and media events.  Represent the Green County Fair at festivals and other functions for one year.  The winner will also compete for the title Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs at the State Fair Convention in January.


  • Must have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  • Must be a resident of Green County.
  • Must attend the crowning ceremony at the Green County Breakfast on the Farm, which is the last Saturday in May.
  • Be available to commit to attending promotional events.
  • Be available for pre-fair events and during the entire week of the Green County Fair.
  • Must be 18 years old or older as of January 1.
  • Be able to attend the Wisconsin Association of Fairs competition in early January.

Required Skills:

Pleasant personality, confident, gracious and outgoing.

Ability to speak effectively to large or small groups and in various media circumstances

Willingness and ability to learn more about the State Fair, County Fairs, and the State of Wisconsin.

Willingness to travel throughout the county and state.

Knowledge of community organizations involved in agricultural, social, recreational, charitable and/or other activities.

Competition and Banquet:

Judging will consist of individual and group interviews.  Then there will be a small get together for families and fair board members.  At this get together, each contestant will be asked to present a mock 30-second radio commercial advertising the Green County Fair and then the contestant will answer an impromptu interview question.  The radio commercial should be written by the contestant beforehand and will be presented behind a screen.  The judges will choose the Green County Fairest of the Fair and an alternate; and they will be announced at the Breakfast on the Farm.

Contestants will be judged on:

  • Personality and Attitude
  • Maturity and Professionalism
  • Speaking Ability
  • Poise and Professional Appearance
  • Involvement and Activities
  • Overall Impression

Each contestant will receive more information regarding the Fairest of the Fair after the applications are received.  Applications due May 1st. Any questions may be directed to Julene Elmer, Green County Fairest of the Fair Coordinator at 608/235-9107.

Download Fairest of the Fair Application Form