The Dunn County Fairest of the Fair is the official ambassador of the Dunn County Fair. In addition to serving as the hostess/host of the fair, the Fairest of the Fair helps promote and represent the Fair at events throughout the county and beyond, including parades, festivals and community events. The Fairest also represents Dunn County in the Wisconsin Fairest of Fair competition held at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs’ Annual Convention in January.
Maria Heltne, 2018 Dunn County Fairest of the Fair
Maria is 18 years old and a 2017 graduate of Elk Mound High School. She is currently attending St. Cloud State University majoring in communication sciences and disorders. While in high school, Maria was very involved in many activities in school and in her community. She was a member of the Elk Meadow 4-H Club and has exhibited in many different areas of the fair including clothing, foods and nutrition, food preservation, vegetables, fruits, communications, drawing and painting, arts and crafts, duct tape and youth leadership. She created a timeline project to celebrate the last 100 years of 4-H in Wisconsin for the 2014 Dunn County Fair. Maria also served as a 4-H Ambassador.
Lexi Grossbier, 2017 Dunn County Fairest of the Fair
Lexi is 21 years old and a 2013 graduate of Elk Mound High School. She is currently attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities majoring in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts with a double minor in Leadership and Family Social Science. Growing up, Lexi was very involved in many activities in school and in her community. She was a member of Elk Meadow 4-H Club and has exhibited in many different areas at the fair such as home environment, cultural arts, crocheting, foods and nutrition, photography, plant and soil science as well as swine and meat animals.