AUGUST 15TH - 22ND, 2021
Are Interested 
In Becoming 
The 2021 
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. Gracelyn Footit -

Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair 

- Paige Lowery -

Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair Attendant 

- Heather Hersil -

Hey Y’all! 

          My name is Gracelyn Footit and I am honored to serve as your 2019 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair! I am from Wisconsin Dells and am currently a freshman at Carthage College where I am double majoring in Marketing and Communications with a minor in Spanish. I attended school in Mauston where I have grown up with the exhibitors, as well as attending the Juneau County Fair. 

          I also had the honor of serving as the 2016 Juneau County Fairest Attendant, which while very similar, is extremely different. In my position this year, I have been able to choose the schedule of the Fairest Team, which I have decided to expand and visit more places in Juneau County, as well as serve as a gap between the consumers and agriculture community. In FFA, I had gained the knowledge of how to educate and advocate for agriculture, and through fairest I am so excited to advocate for this wonderful county. The Fairest and I have found ourselves promoting the agriculture and products Juneau County has to offer, as well as growing ourselves by attending different community service events like Wreaths Across America and Attending Christmas at the Boorman House. 

          One of my favorite memories this past year would have to be the Junior Dairy Show. All throughout the fair, my favorite part of any event was the pride the exhibitors had in their animals. The Junior Dairy Show was just as fun, as kids who weren’t quite old enough to show got to walk around cows that were taller than they were in the show ring. You could see on every Junior exhibitor’s face the excitement, pride, and fun that they were having out on the ring, and after all their hard work, they got to celebrate with a shake. Those emotions are something that makes the Juneau County Fair so unique to me. Every exhibitor, no matter what they brought are proud of their exhibits. You can see the hard work and determination on their face whether they would be guiding a pig around the show ring or explaining how they had decorated that scrapbook page. That is what makes me proud to represent our fair, and to continue to represent the Juneau County Youth long after my year as Fairest is over. 

          I would like to thank many people for this opportunity. Firstly, I would like to thank my parents. They have supported me since Day 1 and have never questioned my passion in a new endeavor; fairest included. Next, I would like to thank Heidi and Abbie. I have had two years of amazing experiences through the fairest program and have learned more than I ever thought possible. Thank you to the Fair Board and JCAIRS for being such great voices for the Juneau County Fair and Youth. Without you guys, the fair would not be nearly as nice as it is and would not be a safe space for so many people. Exhibitors, thank you for making the fair what it is. It would be nothing without you.Lastly, I would like to thank the rest of my fairest team, Paige Lowery, my junior fairest and “tiara twin” and Heather Hersil, my junior fairest attendant. Thank you guys for going along with all my crazy plans and working with my energy. I am so lucky to have a team like you. 

Keep Bringing that Pride and Passion to everything you do, 

Gracelyn Footit

The Juneau County Fair
Fairest of the Fair Program

Do you want to be the 2021-2022

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 15th-22nd, 2021.


Applicants for Fairest must be 18-24 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2022.

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, 2021