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Fairest of the Fair Program

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Application forms are now available.
Deadline: February 27th, 2024
The Fairest of the Fair represents the Central Wisconsin State Fair. During their year-long reign, they promote the Fair and other Fairground events & activities through radio interviews, public appearances, during each day of the Central Wisconsin State Fair, and much more.

Applicants should demonstrate maturity, professionalism, strong public speaking ability, strong involvement in clubs/community activities, and a passion for the Fair industry. They must be a resident of Wood County or must have done a majority of their Fair or school activities in Wood County. This is an excellent opportunity for qualifying individuals to become more involved with the Fair and other community events, learn more about the Fair industry, and to expand their public relations resume.

Fairest of the Fair: ELIGIBILITY: Fairest of the Fair contestants should be 19 years of age or older by January 1st of the following year. Contestants must be a Wisconsin resident for at least one year prior to entry. Contestants must hold a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and have reliable transportation to events. Contestants must be a resident of Wood County or must have done a majority of their Fair or school activities in Wood County. Contestants should have no history of unethical or felony acts.

The Fairest of the Fair is awarded a $1,000 stipend which is given at the end of a successful reign. The Fairest is also given a $200.00 stipend for clothing at the beginning of her reign. Sponsored by Bents Chiropractic!

Return the application, a colored 5x7 photo of yourself, and short self-bio to:

Central Wisconsin State Fair - FOTF Program
513 E. 17th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

2024 Ambassador Forms:

Important Program Dates to Remember:

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday February 27th, 2024 by 4:00 PM. Required forms can be sent in via the following:
Central Wisconsin State Fair
Attn: Fairest Program
513 E. 17th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
OR eventmanager.cwsf@gmail.com

Contestants must attend all stages of the judging process:

  1. Meet the contestants and Personal Development Workshop meeting: Saturday, March 9th, 2024 at 10:30 AM at the Fair office.
  2. One-on-one Judging and Workshop: Saturday, March 17th, 2024 at 10:30 PM
  3. Fairest Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, March 24th, 2023 from 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the American Legion Post 54 in Marshfield.
  4. 2024 Fairest Coronation: Sunday, March 24th, 2023 at 12:30 PM Location TBD.

Fairest of the Fair Attended Events:

The following events are tentatively scheduled for the CWSF Fairest Royalty to attend. These events are subject to change.
  • Marshfield Mayor's Breakfast: May 31, 2024 5:30am-9:30am
  • Marshfield Dairyfest Parade: June 1, 2024 10am-noon
  • Marshfield FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast: TBA
  • Pittsville FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast: TBA
  • Wisconsin Rapids June Dairy & Berry Breakfast: TBA
  • Wisconsin Rapids Cranberry Blossom Festival: TBA
  • Auburndale FFA Dairy Breakfast: TBA
  • Pittsville 4th of July Parade: TBA
  • Central Wisconsin State Fair: Tuesday, August 20th through Sunday, August 25th, 2024.
The 2024 CWSF Fairest of the Fair will also attend and compete at the State level at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs (WAF) Convention in early January and will compete for the title of the "Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fairs". If qualified, the contestant will become a full-time Summer employee of the Public Relations Department of the Wisconsin State Fair, including becoming an official spokesperson for the Wisconsin State Fair. The term is for one year, beginning at the finals banquet of the WAF Annual Convention in January through the following year’s convention with the majority of duties during the reign occuring May 1 - October 1.

2023 Fairest of the Fair

Taylor Kundinger

Taylor Kundinger

Hello, my name is Taylor Kundinger.

I live on a small hobby farm, where my family raises beef cattle and ornamental poultry. I have been involved with the Central Wisconsin State Fair ever since I was very young. My mother has a picture of me at the fair at 2 weeks old, showing sheep in open class. As long as I can remember, my family has exhibited at the fair. I am a third generation exhibitor with my parents as well as with my Nana and Papa. We started with sheep but as my sister and I got older, we realized that we like showing beef better. So, we made a switch to cattle and I have been showing cattle ever since. In 2019, my second year of showing, I had the great honor of winning my showmanship class in the junior show at the Central Wisconsin State Fair.

On a personal note, in my freshman year of high school when I received the Marshfield Clinic/YMCA Teen Character Award, I was asked to give a quote for the event banquet program. My quote was the following from Dr. Seuss: "Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose."

Steering myself down the path of life, I have always been an open, honest person who tries to do my best at everything.

2022 and 2023 Fairest of the Fair

2022 and 2023 Fairest of the Fair

2022 and 2023 Fairest of the Fair

Left to Right:
Haley Sternitzky - 2022 Fairest of the Fair
Taylor Kundinger - 2023 Fairest of the Fair
Jessica Lindow - 2022 Junior Fairest
Dale Christiansen - CWSF Executive Director
If you see an event not listed in the "Fairest of the Fair Attended Events" above and would like to see them attend or participate, please fill out a request form located below. Requests must be made at least 7-10 days or more prior to the Event for approval by the committee.

Event Request Form

CWSF Fairest of the Fair Royalty Event Request Form
Event Information:
Requested Event Dates:
Person submitting the request:
This request may take 7-10 business days or more to be approved. It is recommended that all requests be made at least 2 weeks prior to the actual event. By submitting a request, it does not guarantee that a CWSF Fairest will be able to attend.
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