Shawano Fairest of the Fair announced

Lydia Rasmussen has been named the 2024 Fairest of the Fair for the Shawano County Fair. She is the daughter of Jeannine and Erik Rasmussen.

The Shawano County Fair will be held Aug. 29 to Sept. 2.

In the fall, Rasmussen will be a senior at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she is studying dairy science with a science emphasis. At college, she is active in the UWRF Dairy Club and coaches local youth softball and basketball teams.

“When I’m back home in the Shawano area, I am an active member in the Shawano County Ag Ambassadors and work at my parents restaurant, Krabbe’s Supper Club,” she said. “I currently own a small herd of registered Ayrshires and Holsteins with my mother that we show at local, state and national competitions.”

Her first official event was representing the fair in the parade as part of the Fourth of July celebration in Gresham. Coming up, she will at the Pulaski Polka Days celebration July 18-21.

Any business or organization planning an event can reach out to Rasmussen to join the celebration. She can be contacted through the Shawano County Fairest of the Fair Facebook page at