AUGUST 16TH - 20TH, 2023
Are Interested 
In Becoming 
The 2023
Fairest of the Fair 
Junior Fairest of the Fair

Please Contact:  

Heidi Finucan 

Fairest of the Coordinator

N2464 Riley Road, Mauston, WI 




Fairest of the Fair 

Ms. Haley Robinson -

Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair 

- Maddie Gosda -

Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair Attendant 

- Eden Finucan -

Hello Everyone!

          My name is Haley Robinson and it has been my pleasure serving as the 2022 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair! I reside in Mauston with my family and I am a Senior at Mauston High School. In the fall, I will be attending Winona State University in Winona, MN majoring in Criminal Justice with a goal of becoming a law enforcement officer.
          I have been attending the Juneau County Fair since I was very young with my Grandma and started showing in Pee Wee Showmanship. Since then, I have shown in the Beef project for 8 years as well as exhibiting many arts and crafts projects. I would like to send out a special Thanks to my Uncle Doug for always providing the cattle for me to show. The fair has played a large role in my life for the last 10 years or so!
          After being crowned the 2022 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair, I have participated in numerous events in the community and County, not limited to the week of the Fair. At the end of July, the 2021 Fairest of the Fair team as well as the 2022 Junior Fairest and Fairest Attendant took part in the Lyndon Station Parkfest parade. On August 9th, prior to the Juneau County Fair, Allison (the 2021 Fairest of the Fair) and I attended the Wisconsin State Fair for the Fairest of the Fairs Reunion Day. It was a fun day meeting the other Fairest of the Fairs and meeting Jackie, the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs.
          At the Juneau County Fair, I performed my duties as Fairest of the Fair as well as exhibiting in the Beef project. My Fairest duties included attending the Dog Show on Sunday, Junior Face to Face judging on Monday, introducing myself and welcoming everyone to the Rodeo on Wednesday and Thursday evening, attending the Junior Division Dairy Show and handing out ribbons to the top exhibitors, introducing myself and welcoming everyone to the Demolition Derby on Friday and Saturday night. On Saturday, the Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fairs (Jackie) and Alice in Dairyland (Taylor) joined us at the fair for the Dairy Breakfast and our walk over to the nursing home with some of our animal exhibits. This was one of the highlights of the fair for me as it allowed me to visit with my former band teacher, Mr. Spindler, who is now a resident there. It is interesting to see how much the residents at the nursing home truly enjoy this visit! On Sunday, the 2022 Fairest team took part in the Fair parade, a parade which almost didn’t happen. Thank you to Amy Babcock for stepping in and making sure that it did!
          On a personal level, on Friday I participated in the Junior Division Beef show. I ended up winning Showmanship in the Senior class which was very unexpected. Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in the Beef show at the 2023 fair as I will be moving to college!
          On Labor Day weekend, the Junior Fairest, Fairest Attendant and I attended the Fly-In at the Mauston/New Lisbon Union Airport. We were honored to have taken a flight with Dave Seitz. In December, I participated in the Wonewoc Lighted Christmas parade. It was a cold day but it was worth it to represent Juneau County!
          Attending the Wisconsin Association of Fairs convention and Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs competition taught me a lot, including how to present myself in front of a crowd and how to conduct myself in public. Learning from Jackie Rosenbush (2022 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair) and Taylor Schaefer (Alice in Dairyland) was amazing. I was one of the youngest participants and took away so much from these four days.
          For the opportunity to serve as the 2022 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair, I would like to thank the judges who saw potential in me. It has been a boost to my self-confidence. Allison Colwell also instilled a wealth of knowledge on me during the day we spent together attending the Wisconsin State Fair. Allison is a great role model and was a great influence for me. In addition, I would like to thank Heidi Finucan and Abby Erickson for coaching me along the way. I also received some coaching and advice from Carol Wagenson and Paige Lowery and I am very thankful for their input! Thank you to the Junior Fairest, Maddie Gosda and the Junior Fairest Attendant, Eden Finucan. Lastly, but certainly not least, I would like to thank my family for their support. Without them, my time as Fairest would be much more difficult!
          As my reign as Fairest of the Fair nears its end, I would like to thank everyone for making my year as Fairest a great one! I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the Juneau County Fair and Fairest of the Fair!

Haley Robinson
2022 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair

The Juneau County Fair
Fairest of the Fair Program

Do you want to be the 2023

Fairest of the Fair or Jr. Fairest of the Fair?

The Fairest of the Fair/ Ambassador Program is an Internship Program offering a scholarship for youth from Juneau County.  The purpose of the Fairest of the Fair/Fair Ambassador is to promote the variety of opportunities- educational, agricultural, social, cultural, and commercial- available in Juneau County.  It is a learning experience from interviews, to attending community functions and festivals, and promoting the Juneau County Fair and Juneau County.  Applicants need to have a strong appreciation for the fair but do not need to have been involved showing at the fair.  Applicants need to be available all days of the Juneau County Fair August 13th-20th, 2023.


Applicants for Fairest must be 18-24 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2024.

Applicants for Jr. Fairest must be ages 13-15. 


Applications can be obtained by:

* Downloading the Application from this Page 

     (go to the tab above & to the left)

* Calling or emailing Heidi Finucan, Fairest of the Fair Chairperson
     at 608-547-7000 or

* under 4-H Forms and Applications


All applications must be returned by July 1st, 2023