Hi there! My name is Dahlia Krokstrom and I am honored to represent the Central Wisconsin State Fair as your 2018 Central Wisconsin State Fair’s Fairest of the Fair. I have lived in Marshfield my whole life and just graduated from Marshfield High School in May, 2018. The Fair has always been my favorite part of “going back to school”. It wasn’t until I began showing at the fair that I truly began to love the fair. I was a Girl Scout beginning in 2006, and showed arts and crafts at the fair. Then I was a member of the McMillan Mavericks 4H club from 2009 to 2017, then transferring to Webster 4H club which I am currently a member of. Through 4H, I found my passion. Upon joining, my 4H leader got me involved in Horseback riding lessons and I was instantly in love. I have shown horses at every fair since then. I’ve also continued showing arts and crafts, homemade salsa, and even dairy cattle. During my junior year in high school, I joined the Marshfield FFA and met so many amazing friends. Now, I enjoy watching the young kids show their animals and projects. As Fairest, I am so excited to be a role model to those kids, and help remind them why they show, and the opportunities that the fair brings, just like my role models did for me.
I was crowned as Fairest In April of 2018, and since then, I have already had numerous amazing experiences. First off, being crowned as Fairest is still the top of my list. It was a hard competition, but my best friend Alysha, the 2017 CWSF Fairest encouraged me through it, right up until she placed the crown on my head. The overwhelming amount of joy I felt brought tears to my eyes, literally. Next, I truly enjoy getting to interact with children at the parades, Dairy Breakfasts, and at Farm Tech Days. An indescribable amount of joy comes to me when I even think about the smiles on their faces when you walk up to them and they ask if you’re a princess, or when they get so excited at even the mention of the fair. Finally, putting the sash and crown on means so much more to me then just looking pretty. It means representing what I love and being a positive influence for the kids to look up to, just as I looked up to the older kids at the fair when I was young.
The future as Fairest is going to be awesome. I will be attending UW-Wood County this fall and going into Animal Nutrition. More importantly, coming up on August 21st-26th is the Fair and I couldn’t be more excited! I will be showing my 2 year old horse in the Junior Horse Show and showing photography. I am also excited for the new carnival, grandstand acts including Sawyer Brown and John Michael Montgomery and the monster trucks just to name a few. But I am most excited to represent the Fair! Along with a few other Fairest events after the Fair, I will be competing for the Wisconsin State Fairest In January! I can’t to meet the other amazing girls and represent the Central Wisconsin State Fair.
Once again, the Central Wisconsin State Fair will be August 21-26, 2018 in Marshfield and I am elated to be representing it. The Grandstand acts will be great, the food tasty, and the exhibits done well, as always. You can’t miss this!