August 23-27, 2023
Theme – Pirates of the Carrots and Beans
Colors – Orange, Green and Royal Blue
Rainbow Valley Amusements will be the carnival ride vendor for the Manitowoc County Fair. There will once again be great entertainment including the Unlimited Carnival Rides, Sea Lion Show, AG Adventureland, Pony Rides, Music Entertainment, Woman’s Day Event and more and is all included in the $10 one day admission fee!
The Expo-Ice Center Board and the 2023 Manitowoc County Fairest of the Fair Emma Dvorak invite you to attend the Manitowoc County Fair!
Hello everyone! I am Emma Dvorak and I have the honor of serving as your 2023 Manitowoc County Fairest of the Fair.
I am the daughter of Dean and Tonya Dvorak of Manitowoc. I will graduate from Manitowoc Lincoln High School in June 2023. At Lincoln, I enjoy being a student in the music program by being in the honors band and choir. I hold the position of vice president of our National Honor Society chapter, and I love leading the varsity cheer team as team captain and being a Big in Big Brothers Big Sisters. For twelve years I have been an active member of 4-H and hope to continue volunteering in the county after I graduate. I enjoy working in the summers at Camp Tapawingo as a counselor, I aspire to keep volunteering there in the future by leading and encouraging the youth of Manitowoc County. I plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to major in Music Education in hopes of becoming a high school band director in the future.
My fair story began when I attended my first Manitowoc County Fair at just 4 months old and I have been at the fair every year since. I even started going to other county fairs and even the Wisconsin State Fair. I started showing fair projects through our county 4-H program as soon as I was able. I enjoy showing baked goods to floral arrangements and everything in between.
At a young age, I began volunteering before, during, and after fair week. I would help with errands all over the fairgrounds, set up the exhibition building and merchant booths, and my favorite, checking in Cloverbuds on Jr. Fair judging day, and leading them at the start of their fair story. Over the years of helping out, my love for the fair and agricultural industry has grown and inspired me to run for this position. During the month of August every year, the Manitowoc County Fairgrounds becomes my second home.
Mark your calendar for the 2023 Manitowoc County Fair, August 23-27, to celebrate this year’s theme, “Pirates of the Carrots and Beans!” Hope to see you there!
Become a Fair Board Member
The Manitowoc County Fair Board is seeking candidates for the fair board. If you are interested in helping at the Manitowoc County Fair, visit our page Become a Fair Board Member and complete the application.
The Manitowoc County Expo-Ice Center Board:
Front Row (L-R): Nancy Newberg; Marilyn Lentz; Kris Kohlmann; Kristin Winkel; 2023 Manitowoc County Fairest of the Fair Emma Dvorak; Tonya Dvorak; Paige Soukup; Barb Palzewicz; Stephanie Binversie; Board Chair Jerome Vetting; Back Row (L-R): Justin Zipperer; Vice Chair Dick Pollen; Russ Zipperer; Mike Plate; PJ Albert; Rick Kohlbeck; Rob Voss; County Board Supervisor Kevin Behnke; Jeremy Hawig; Matthew Pawlowski; and County Board Supervisor Ken Sitkiewitz. Not pictured: Savanna Schuette
The Expo-Ice Center Board at the Sea Lion Show during the week of the Manitowoc County Fair of August 24-28. Pictured Front Row left to right: Russ Zipperer; Barb Palzewicz; Jerome Vetting, Chair; Marilyn Lentz; Jeremy Hawig; Kris Kohlman; Savanna Schuette; Tonya Dvorak; Nancy Newberg. Back Row: PJ Albert; Justin Zipperer; Dick Pollen, Vice Chair; Brian Herr; Rob Voss; County Board Supervisor Kevin Behnke; Kristin Winkel, Secretary; Mike Plate; Rick Kohlbeck; and Stephanie Binversie. Not pictured: Paige Soukup; County Board Supervisor Ken Sitkiewitz.