152ND JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR
AUG. 13 - 20, 2017 
1001 DIVISION STREET (P. O. BOX 104), MAUSTON, WI 53948
FAIR OFFICE (608)547-2426 ----- EMAIL:  juneaucountyfair@gmail.com
 
If YOU 
Are Interested 
In Becoming 
The 2017 
Fairest of the Fair 
or 
Junior Fairest of the Fair


Please Contact:  

Heidi Finucan 

Fairest of the Coordinator

N2464 Riley Road, Mauston, WI 

608/547-7000


 JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR

FAIREST OF THE FAIR

Miss Charitee Seebecker
(Center)
Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair, Niah Ingraham

(Far Right) 

Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair Attendant, Gracelynn Footit

(Far Left)

Dear Fair Family, 

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present and I have the power to make it so.” David Brooks said the previous quote and it is the same quote that was in my mind to help me prepare and compete the night I was chosen as the 2016 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair. After a year of having the opportunity to represent a community and industry that helped shape me into who I am today, I would like to think that I am now one of those youth that has been able to help make a difference for the future of agriculture. My name is Charitee Seebecker and I have had the honor of serving as the 2016 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair.

My time as Fairest has been nothing short of incredible. From being able to bring education back into the fair with the “Wheel of Knowledge” and “Fairest Passport Scavenger Hunt,” to making sashes with our young fair goers, the Juneau County Fair put a smile on my face every day as I truly loved every opportunity I received.  I will forever cherish the opportunity I had to help give back to the fair and be involved from a different side of the fair as I no longer was washing cattle or pigs getting ready for a show. I have participated in countless radio interviews, parades, and community events, continuously trying to help spread my passion for our wonderful fair, community, and industry.  “Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate,” is a quote that I tried to use to help guide me in my year as fairest as I wanted to help get rid of misconceptions in agriculture and support what I love.

               I owe more people than I can count a big thank you for all of the support and guidance over this past year. I’ve had a great time serving alongside the 2016 Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair, Niah Ingraham and the 2016 Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair Attendant, Gracelynn Footit. They deserve a big thank you for always being open to my crazy ideas I’d throw at them and for being a great fairest family to work with. I owe my parents a big thank you for always supporting me, pushing me to stand up for what I believe in, and for helping fuel my passion for agriculture. To the fair board, exhibitors, and fairest coordinators, thank you for being my fair family. I am so blessed to have created such incredible relationships with you all and cherish our memories together. You have taught me what it is like to have a family linked by passion and not my blood.  After all, family is the most important thing; whether that is your personal family or your fair family. You all have helped shape me into the young advocate that I am today.

Where the future of the fair will go I do not know, but I do know that I will be a part of it. No matter where my love of agriculture takes me I know that as I go I will have more family than ever before. I will be continuing my education and journey in this industry at the University of Wisconsin Platteville where I am currently a junior majoring in Agriculture Business with a Communications and Marketing emphasis. My experiences gained from being fairest have encouraged me to be the next generation that continues to spread my love of fairs and agriculture with all because we need to invest in the youth, to invest in agriculture, to invest in the future. 

Thank you for an unbeatable year that I will cherish forever!

Charitee Seebecker
2016 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair


The Juneau County Fair
Fairest of the Fair Program


Do YOU Want To Become The 2017-2018

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

 

            The Fairest of the Fair program is an Internship Program offering a scholarship for youth from Juneau County.  The purpose of the Fairest of the Fair 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 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.

 

Applicants for Fairest must be 18-24 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2018.

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 heidifinucan@yahoo.com

*At Your School Guidance Offices

*At the Juneau County 4-H Extension Office or Website - www.juneau.uwex.edu

 

All Applications Must Be Returned By July 1st, 2017