THE 156TH JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR
AUGUST 14TH - 21ST, 2022
 
If YOU 
Are Interested 
In Becoming 
The 20212
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 Junior
Fairest of the Fair
Makenna Peterson
Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair Attendant 
Natasha Reynolds

 JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR 

ROYALTY TEAM

Fairest of the Fair 

Ms. Allison Colwell -


Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair 

- Makenna Peterson -

Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair Attendant 

- Natasha Reynolds -



Hi Everyone!

            My name is Allison Colwell and I am honored to serve as your 2021 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair! I am LaValle and a Junior at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in Stevens Point Wisconsin. There I am majoring in Elementary Education and once I graduate I will be teaching 4th or 5th grade at a local Elementary School. I attended school in Reedsburg and graduated from there as well. I began attending the Juneau County Fair before I could walk and have been a part of it ever since. 

            The fair is something that I love and treasure, without it my life would be much quieter and not contain as much fun. Covid 19 has made attending and participating in the fair difficult as being safe, but also being in person came to a crossroads. Thankfully this year we were all able to be in person and show just how strong our community is with a wonderful comeback to the fair. Unfortunately I was unable to participate to the degree that I was hoping for as I broke my Fibula in a twisted fracture with torn ligaments not less than two weeks before the fair.

 Thankfully despite having surgery the Tuesday of the fair I was able to cheer on the Rabbit exhibitors for a few minutes before going home to rest after surgery. My favorite fair moment is one that I hold dear to my heart and that is the Meat Animal Sale. This sale brings in all members of the community and even people from outside of the immediate area. The sale is the Meat Animal Exhibitors moment to show a wider community of people their amazing animal that they have raised and watch all of their hard work literally pay off. I was so thankful to be able to take photos with all of the exhibitors, their animals and their buyers, as it was something that I wasn’t sure that I would be able to do at the beginning of the week. The smiles on the exhibitors and the members of the community made everything worth it. 

The Fair is something that will never leave you. Whether you have to go a year without a fair, do it virtually or have moved somewhere else and have to find a new home fair, but you will never forget how the fair has shaped you as a person. There are small subconscious things that you learn and do like stopping and helping strangers with an item that they are struggling to carry or giving directions and times to the next event. Simple things that you might not even think about doing, but will make that person’s day.

I would like to thank everyone for all that they have done for the fair. This year has been difficult as we had to find a balance between Covid 19 protocols and seeing everyone in person, but we did it. When I unexpectedly broke my Fibula, the Junior Fairest, Makenna Peterson and the Junior Attendant, Natasha Reynolds, stepped up to the plate and attended many of the events that I could not make it too. The next person I need to thank is Heidi Finucan the Juneau County Fairest Coordinator; I could not have done this without you. Thank you so much for standing strong even with the rather unexpected curveball that was a Fairest that couldn’t walk. The Fair Board and JCAIRS for all of their wonderful support, there would be no fair without them and I thank you for all that you have done. It is the exhibitors though that makes the fair the wonderful experience that it is. Each year seeing all of the exhibitors learn and grow is amazing. Lastly and most importantly to me at least; I need to Thank my parents Becky (Pufahl) and Brain Colwell. I know that this wasn’t the end of the summer that we expected, but thank you so much for not only driving me everywhere when I no longer could, but making sure that I could go to the events that I did once I was in a wheelchair. You have shown me the best kind of love and support that anyone could ask for and this Thank You feels small in comparison to all that you have done for me over the years, but I truly do mean Thank You for all that you have done. The Fair is similar, the idea of my life without the Juneau County Fair is a sad one, but it is the people that make it truly spectacular. So for the last time  as your 2021 Fairest of the Fair Thank You for making my fair so spectacular. 

Please come again next year!

 

Sincerely,

Allison Colwell

2021 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair

 

The Juneau County Fair
Fairest of the Fair Program

Do you want to be the 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 14th-21st, 2022.

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Applicants for Fairest must be 18-24 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2023.

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

*juneau.extension.wisc.edu under 4-H Forms and Applications

 

All applications must be returned by July 1st, 2022