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2023 Fairest, Katelyn King

Katelyn King

Meet Katelyn King of Brownsville, the 2023 Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair!

Attending Purdue University, Katelyn studies Agribusiness with goals to promote agriculture to others and help farmers with the knowledge she will gain. On campus, Katelyn is involved in the National Agri-Marketing Association, Sigma Alpha Sorority, Agriculture Future of America, and more. She is preparing herself for her future career by working in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Department, which has been complemented by her employment at Helena Agri-Enterprises and Ryan Vu Dairy. Additionally, Katelyn is proud to share that she is the marketing intern at Grande Cheese Company - a longtime sponsor of the Fond du Lac County Fair. Her summer internship coupled with her coursework, extracurricular activities, and work experience are a great asset to her as she serves as Fond du Lac County's 55th Fairest of the Fair.

Katelyn's fair experience stacks up with serving on the Market Livestock Committee, mentoring youth for the Special Final Drive Event, and leading the South Byron 4-H Club as President. She takes pride in her decade of exhibiting swine, while also showing dairy, photography, arts, and foods over the years. Katelyn also attained the coveted American FFA Degree, where her roots grew from the ground up while serving as President for the Lomira FFA.

Outside of working, college, and farming with her family, Katelyn enjoys all things outdoors - lake days and skiing, especially! She also has a passion to travel and recently traveled to Italy and France where she learned about international production agriculture. Katelyn can also be found baking in the kitchen with her mom. She is the 20 year old daughter of Janel and Rob King.

Katelyn will serve as the official hostess of the 2023 Fond du Lac County Fair taking place July 19-23! Be sure to join her for the Grande Cheese Dollar Ride Day taking place Wednesday, July 19. As Fairest, she will also make appearances at various events across the county over the next year. You can follow her adventures on Facebook or Instagram (@fdlfairestofthefair). In January 2024, Katelyn will represent the FDL Fair at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs Annual Convention where she will compete for the title of Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs. The four day competition includes multiple rounds of interviews, on-stage speaking opportunities, professional development, and a deeper dive into Wisconsin's fair industry.

Fairest of the Fair Competition

Each year, contestants will vie for title of Fond du Lac Fairest of the Fair, with the top three receiving scholarship money. The competition consists of interviews, on-stage speaking opportunities and a pre-submitted application. The 2024 competition will take place on Saturday May 18th. Applications are due April 28, 2023.


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Fairest Coordinators, Cayley Vande Berg cayleyvandeberg@gmail.com and Emily Vander Grinten efranke1234@gmail.com.

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