FAIREST OF THE FAIR
Your 2021 Fairest of the Fair
Mackenzie, from Cedarburg, is 20 years old and is attending St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. She is currently majoring in Communication and Media Studies with a minor in Leadership. Mackenzie will be graduating a year early from SNC in May of 2021.
The fair has been a part of Mackenzie’s family for generations. As a third generation Ozaukee County 4-H member, Mackenzie has always loved the fair. Mackenzie was enrolled in Town and County 4-H Club for 12 years. Her participation in all things 4-H, her family history, and overall love for the fair inspired her to run for Jr Fairest. In 2012, Mackenzie served as the Ozaukee County Jr. Fairest of the Fair. Under her mentor & Fairest, Sheila Kliest, Mackenzie was determined to run for Fairest of the Fair someday.
Through her time in 4-H, Mackenzie found her passion for communication. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree, Mackenzie spent a semester in Washington, DC at Washington Media Institute. There she served as a social media and event intern for Susan Davis International, while attending the WMI. Mackenzie’s time there allowed her to build her communication skills and further her passion for seeking a career in that field. By serving as the 2021 Fairest of the Fair, Mackenzie hopes to reach new audiences and draw as many people to our wonderful Fair as possible.
Mackenzie is beyond honored to be this year’s Fairest of the Fair and is excited to promote the Ozaukee County Fair. After not being able to hold the 2020 Fair as originally planned, she is excited to welcome you all back in 2021!
Make sure to say hello to her and her Junior Fairest of the Fair Judy, at the 162nd Ozaukee County Fair!
FAIREST OF FAIR 2022
In August of 2021, the Ozaukee County Fair will hold its annual Fairest of the Fair contest.
Fairest of the Fair applicants must:
Reside in Ozaukee County or be a Wisconsin resident with a strong connection to the Ozaukee County Fair.
Be 18 years old as of July 1, 2021.
Be available to represent the county at the State Fairest of the Fairs competition in January 2023.
The Ozaukee County Agricultural Society will award scholarships of $250, $150, and $100 to the top three candidates. Plus, the Fairest is eligible for a $1000 award based on completion of duties and participation in the State competition.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS May 1, 2021.
FAIREST OF THE FAIR SCHOLARSHIP
In 2011, the Ozaukee County Fair Board established an Educational Scholarship Fund for the Fairest of the Fair. Every year since, we have presented scholarships to the top three candidates in the competition.
We are continuing our efforts to encourage young people in Ozaukee County to participate in the program. Please consider donating to the Scholarship Fund or the program. We will recognize your contributions in the Fairest of the Fair event program (Saturday, July 31st, 2021) and on this website. Please click on the links below for more information.
JUNIOR FAIREST OF THE FAIR CONTEST
The Junior Fairest will participate with the Fairest at selected events during the County Fair and throughout the County.
The competition is open to both boys and girls. Applicants for the Junior Fairest of the Fair must:
Be no younger than 11 and no older than 13 as of January 1, 2021.
Complete two essays in 300 words or less
Meet with the judges on Saturday, August 1, and participate in the competition at 4:00pm.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 1, 2021. A parent must attend the County events with the Junior Fairest.
FUTURE FAIREST OF THE FAIR CONTEST
Future Fairests participate in an event with the Fairest and Junior Fairest on August 1, and then are introduced on stage during the Fairest of the Fair competition.
Boys and girls are welcome to apply.
The applicants must be 6 years old, and no older than 10, as of January 1, 2021.
This event is limited to 8 contestants.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 1, 2021. A parent must attend the events with the Future Fairest.