2020 Lodi’s Fairest of the Fair and Jr. Fairest of the Fair
If you have ever dreamed of being the Lodi Agricultural Fair’s Fairest or Jr. Fairest of the Fair, NOW is the time to start working your application. The completed application must be received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st, 2020.
Fairest/Jr Fairest Information
The competition is scheduled for Saturday, March 14th at 11:30 am at the Masonic Lodge on First Street in Lodi, WI. (big white building across from the Lodi Post Office.)
You must be present to compete.
The competition usually takes about 2 hours depending upon the number of applicants. This is a private competition, but open to family and friends for the final announcement. The official crowning will be held during the Lodi Agricultural Fair. Please read the Fairest guidelines/rules on our website prior to email your application. The Fairest of the Fair winner is the only one who will receive the scholarship.
Fairest Hall of Fame
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 Hoffman
2008 - Amanda Haag
2007 - Sarah Ripp
2006 - Rochelle Ripp Schnadt
2004 - Elizabeth Fassbender
2003 - Lindsey Breunig Wipperfurth
2002 - Michelle Meier Howe
2001 - Jesseca Quam
2000 - Nikki Schoenemen Voegeli
1999 - Jenny Kranz Baerwolf
2015 Fairest of the Fair
Sydney Endres, Lodi Ag Fair's 2015 Fairest of the Fair was named 1st runner up at the Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fair competition held Wednesday evening January 13, 2016 during the 50th Wisconsin State Fair Convention.
2013 Fairest of the Fair - In the News
Ariel Hellenbrand, Lodi's 2013 Fairest of the Fair was named 1st runner up at the Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fair competition.
Portage Daily Register, January 8, 2014 by Lyn Jerde
2012 Alice in Dairyland - Former Lodi Fairest of the Fair
May 21, 2012 - Our very own 2006 Fairest of the Fair, Rochelle Ripp, was named Wisconsin’s 65th Alice in Dairyland.
Rochelle Ripp, 65th Alice in Dairyland
Rochelle Ripp looks back on her year as “Alice”
Brownfield - Ag News for America, May 9, 2013 by Bob Meyer
Lodi Agricultural Fair’s 2019 Fairest of the Fair, Hannah Taylor
Hannah comes with great experience as she has been a livestock exhibitor at our fair since she was very young. Her love of exhibiting sheep and hogs took her to many district shows, the WI State Fair and many shows and fairs across the country. Her favorite part of the fair has always been speaking with fairgoers about her sheep and swine projects and helping them to understand the agriculture connection. Hannah previously served as a Wisconsin FFA Officer. Hannah’s official crowing will be at the grand opening of the new “We’re Wisconsin and We Grow it” Ag Education Center on Thursday evening.
Our 2017 Lodi’s Fairest of the Fair is Emily Matzke and
the Jr. Fairest of the Fair is Paige Vander Werff!
As our fair ambassador, the Fairest of the Fair will promote the Lodi Agricultural Fair by sharing it’s rich history and Agricultural story. She will speak to local organizations, Breakfasts on the Farm, be in parades and serve as hostess to our fair. The official crowning with be Thursday of our fair in the Old Fashion Horse Pull.
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 her 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
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 is 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.