2023 FAIR DATE: July 6-9, 2023

Fairest of the Fair

Lodi’s Fairest of the Fair is our fair ambassador. During a one-year reign, the Fairest will promote our fair through speaking engagements and public events within and in the surrounding communities of Lodi. Through the fairest program, participants will learn about the history of our fair, how it is run, each department, special attractions and share their knowledge with visitors and exhibitors, of all ages; as well as, gain experience in interviewing, media training, public speaking, advertising/marketing and community service. Each year at the Celebrity Pie Auction, the retiring Fairest will introduce the new Fairest of the Fair and her Honor Court, share her year-long experience, thank the community for their support and sell her pie.


The Lodi Fairest of the Fair is required to be 18 years old as of January 1st of the current fair year and has exhibited at the Lodi Fair exhibitor for a minimum of 1 year. Each Fairest is awarded a fair scholarship at the end of the summer and extra money to purchase business apparel for the state-level competition.
In January, the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs convention is holds and the Fairest will go on to compete for the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair title, which includes a year-long paid position visiting and promoting fairs in Wisconsin. This competition is usually before colleges are back in session. The Wisconsin Fairest will serve as a co-hostess to the especially renowned Wisconsin State Fair held for 10 days in August.


We also offer Lodi’s Jr. Fairest of the Fair program, which is the “fairest in training” and is offered to youth between the ages of 14-17 as of January 1st of the current fair year. The Jr Fairest/Court will shadow the Fairest, support and assist with events during the fair. The fairest court may be asked to assist with different events during the fair, as well. No scholarship is awarded for the Jr. Fairest role.


Please clearly mark which position you are applying for on the Fairest Application. All applications are due March 15th of the current fair year. All applicants must be present for the judging process. Judging will take place a few weeks later.

2022 Lodi’s Fairest of the Fair and Jr. Fairest of the Fair

Hailey Hendrickson of Cambria, WI

Lodi’s Fairest of the Fair is our fair ambassador. During a one-year reign, the fairest will promote our fair through speaking engagements and public events within and in the surrounding communities of Lodi.  Through the fairest program, participants will learn about the history of our fair, how it is run, and each department, special attractions and share their knowledge with all visitors of all ages; as well as, gain experience in interviewing, media training, public speaking, and community service. Each fairest is awarded a fair scholarship.  Each year the retiring fairest will share her year-long experience with the crowd and sell her pie at the Celebrity Pie Auction.

In January, the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs convention is held and the fairest will go on to compete for the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair title, which includes a year-long paid position visiting and promoting fairs in Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin Fairest will serve as a co-host to the especially renowned Wisconsin State Fair held for 10 days in August.

Lodi’s Jr. Fairest of the Fair will be the fairest in training, will shadow the fairest, and assist with events during the fair.  The fairest court may be asked to assist with different events during the fair, as well.

Fairest Hall of Fame

2020-2021 – Shannon Lamb

2019 – Hannah Taylor

 

 

2018 – Emily Matzke

2017 – Kelli Yelk

2016 – Rebecca Starkenburg

2015 – Sydney Endres

2014 – Lindsey Hellenbrand

2013 – Ariel Hellenbrand

2012 – Bailey Quam

2011 – Kortney Koch

2010 – Charelle Becker

2009 – Jackie Hoffma

2008 – Amanda Haag

2007 – Sarah Ripp

2006 – Rochelle Ripp Schnadt

2005 –

2004 – Elizabeth Fassbender

2003 – Lindsey Breunig Wipperfurth

2002 – Michelle Meier Howe

2001 – Jesseca Quam

2000 – Nikki Schoenemen Voegeli

1999 – Jenny Kranz Baerwolf