The role as the Iowa County Fairest of the Fair is to promote the Iowa County Fair leading up to the fair and to be the official hostess of the Fair over Labor Day Weekend. It is a one year, one time only position.

Throughout his or her reign, the Iowa County Fairest of the Fair participates in county parades, creates radio spots with local radio stations, competes for Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fairs at the State Convention in January, and makes appearances at county events to further promote the Fair (such as the Iowa County Dairy Breakfast).

We select our fairest in May, a year before his or her reign starts, following interviews of the applicants. This young lady or gentleman then spends the summer shadowing and helping the current fairest. This opportunity allows the upcoming fairest to see what being Fairest of the Fair entails while gaining experience and ideas for his or her reign. This process ensures that he or she will be well-prepared as Fairest and at the State Convention.

Fairest of the Fair is a scholarship program that also provides young ladies and gentleman with the opportunity to enhance their public speaking and interviewing skills; interact with the community; meet leaders of the agriculture and fair industry; and make lifelong friends with other county fairests from around Wisconsin.


2022 Fairest of the Fair Jessica Vinger

Hello everyone, my name is Jessica Vinger and I am serving as the 2022 Iowa County Fair Fairest of the Fair.  I am excited to represent the Iowa County Fair this year as I will be promoting Iowa County, as well as everything Iowa County has to offer.

I have grown up showing at the Iowa County Fair since I have been a 4-H Cloverbud.  I look forward to the fair every year with all the projects, animals, food and entertainment.

This year I will be a Sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, majoring in Equine Business Management and minoring in Communications.  While attending UM-Crookston I’m involved in many different clubs.  I’m on the Women’s Equestrian Team, competing on the IHSA team.  I also work with different species of animals to get ready for different FFA and 4-H judging events that are held at the University throughout the school year.

I look forward to spending time with 4-H and FFA youth, their families, fair goers, as well as community members this year.

Please feel free to contact me with any events that I could attend this year.