Great animals, entertainment and all the fried food you can imagine will be a part of this year’s Oconto County Fair in Gillett.
We get to know this year’s Fairest of the Fair 19-year-old Victoria Hull. She’s been showing at the fair for about 10 years, mostly in the small animal barn, as well as sewing and art projects and photography.
She’s been busy leading up to the fair and she’s reading to get it started.
“I’ve done a lot of different parades and different events,” said Hull. “I was at Breakfast on the Farm and the Oconto County Electric Picnics, so those were really fun events. I’m really looking forward to being a role model to the new generation of exhibitors and showing that kids can do this and have fun and just be a part of the fair.”
Being in the spotlight of this year’s fair is something that Victoria says she’s ready for.
As the youngest of three siblings, she’s also the first in her family to have an honor such as fairest of the fair, but she’s getting help from her friend and 2016 Oconto County Fairest of the Fair Mikaela Reed.
“She helps me with a lot of different things, we kind of talk about what to expect,” she said of the fairest of the fair position. “I’ve also been talking with my junior fairest and last year’s junior fairest about what to expect throughout the weeks.”
So what should fair-goers should expect at this year’s fair?
“The food and rides are always something to look forward to, but we have a lot of good music coming in this year and our tractor pulls are always fun,” she said. “Just make sure to come visit the exhibits in the exhibit hall.”
The Oconto County Fair gets underway Thursday in Gillett from Zippel Park.