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Brown County Fair

The Fairest of the Fair


2016  Brown County
Fairest of the Fair
Maria Vander Heiden, Wrightstown

Maria will make appearances throughout Brown County promoting this year’s fair.  The Fairest of the Fair is the media spokesperson and will share a wide variety of educational, social, and economic opportunities available at the Fair.

The Fairest of the Fair serves as the media spokesperson and official host of the Brown County Fair.  In this capacity as fair ambassador, he/she will serve a one year term, receive a $1,000 scholarship and compete for the State Fairest of the Fairs competition in January.  The runner-up (Fair Royalty) receives a $250 scholarship.

The Fairest Program provides tremndous opportunity to those that apply and those selected as the Brown County Fairest of the Fair.  They will grow in areas of public speaking, etiquette, confidence, giving presentations, self and event introductions, participate in parades, radio and television interviews or promotions, ect.

Individuals who have served in this role since the 25 year hiatus are:

2016 - Maria Vander Heiden

2015 - Heather Duquaine

2014 - Deanna Schlies (2015 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs)

2013 - Brooke Frelich

2012 - Katrina Geurts

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LOCATION: Brown County Fairgrounds is located on the northern limits of the City of De Pere, on the west bank of the Fox River, about 5 miles south of downtown Green Bay.

DIRECTIONS: From Green Bay’s west side, go south on South Broadway St. This street is named Fort Howard Ave. as you approach De Pere. Watch for the Fairgrounds at 1500 Fort Howard Ave., near the intersection with Parkview Ave. OR start by going south on Ashland Ave., turn east on Hansen Road, then south on South Broadway St.

From De Pere’s west side, you can take Fort Howard Ave. north off of West Main Ave.