Jackie Rosenbush of the Washburn County Fair serves as the 2022 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs representing the Wisconsin Association of Fairs and the Wisconsin State Fair. Jackie was one of 33 talented contestants who vied for this coveted position.
The Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs program was created 56 years ago to select an ambassador for the Wisconsin Association of Fairs, which represents 75 county, district, and state fairs in Wisconsin.
Each year, the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs travels throughout the state promoting the educational, agricultural, social, cultural, and commercial opportunities available at Wisconsin’s excellent fairs. It is a position of responsibility to the citizens of Wisconsin, and the winner must possess outstanding communication skills as well as organization, professionalism, and a passion for the fair industry.
Rosenbush will serve a one-year term, and her responsibilities include appearances at fairs and events throughout the state, working with media, and promoting the importance of Wisconsin’s fair and agriculture industries.
In addition, she will serve as an ambassador of the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by UScellular, which will take place August 4 – 14 in West Allis. This includes greeting Fairgoers and special guests, performing as the master of ceremonies for several events, participating in various contests, and representing the State Fair during select media appearances.
The daughter of Dan and Susie Olson-Rosenbush of Sarona, Wis., Rosenbush currently studies Agricultural Education at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. Her weekends are spent at her family farm assisting with various activities like bailing hay, breeding sheep, and more. Rosenbush has been involved with FFA since 2015 and even held a state officer title from 2020-2021. As a member of 4-H and FFA, she participated in many projects from showing sheep to cake decorating, photography, and more.
Rosenbush was selected from a field of exceptionally talented young women, and replaces the 2020/2021 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, Cayley Vande Berg from the Fond du Lac County Fair. The Fairest of the Fairs is chosen by a panel of three judges representing the fair, marketing, and hospitality industries. This year’s judges were Jennifer Dunn, CVFM, Kim Berens, and Stacie Christel.