The Vernon County Fair Association will again sponsor the Fairest of the Fair.
The Fairest will serve as the official hostess for the Vernon County Fair, Sept. 16 - 20 in Viroqua.
The Fairest will also represent the Vernon County Fair in the state Fairest of the Fair contest held January 2016. The contestant chosen at the state event is offered summer employment as part of the Wisconsin State Fair’s Public Relations Department.
Contestants must be a resident of Vernon County or the majority of their fair activities take place in the county. They must be a resident of the state of Wisconsin for at least a year prior to entry. They must be 18 years of age by Jan. 1, 2016, since the contestant will be required to travel.
Contestants must have a sponsor for the contest. Any business, youth or civic organization may sponsor a candidate. Sponsor fee is $30.
The Vernon County Fair Association will reimburse travel expenses for fair related activities and offer a cash award of $1,000 to the chosen contestant.
The contest will be held July 25 in Viroqua at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, and the entry deadline is July 13. The coronation will be part of the Fair Kickoff Breakfast on July 25.
To obtain more information and the official entry rules for the contest, contact the Vernon County UW-Extension office, 637-5276, or download from the web at www.vernoncountyfair.com.