Fair Queen and Princess Contest

The Winneshiek County Fair selects an outstanding young woman each year to represent the county in the Iowa State Fair Queen Pageant.

Judging will be based on the following: personality, attitude, appearance and awareness, leadership and citizenship, contribution to community, overall appearance, charm, and poise.

If you have questions about the Fair Queen, contact Sherry Boe Royalty Director 

2021 Rules and Application Form  

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2019 Winneshiek County Fair Queen Makayla Hageman


2018 Candidates and Royalty

From left: 2017 Winneshiek County Fair Princess Marissa Foels, Hailey Nierling, 2018 Fair Princess Danae Taylor, 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen Jacqueline Ehrlich, 2018 Winneshiek County Fair Queen Jessica Schmitt, Hannah Snell and 2017 Fair Queen Gracie Schmitt.




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2017 Queen Candidates

(Left to right): Haily Nierling, Emily Luzum, Jenna Schmitt, Kandace Engelhardt, Danae Taylor, Kaylee Knight, Amy Schmitt, Marrisa Foels, Gracie Schmitt, Hannah Schmitt and Ashley Schwartzhoff

2019 & 2020
2019 Queen & Princess

2019-20 Winneshiek County Fair Queen Makayla Hageman (right)
and 2019-20 Winneshiek County Fair Princess Presley Bushman (left)


2018 Princess and Queen


2018 Fair Princess Danae Taylor and  2018 Winneshiek County Fair Queen Jessica Schmitt

Queen & Princess 2017


Congratulations to 2017 Winneshiek County Fair Queen Gracie Schmitt (left) and Princess Marissa Foels (right)



Queen Hanna Schmitt (left), the 16-year-old daughter of Greg and Sara Schmitt of Waucoma. The 2016 Princess is Ashley Schwartzhoff, the 18-year-old daughter of Mike and Michelle Schwartzhoff of Decorah.

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Princess Nicole Schmitt and Queen Ashley Kurash


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Princess Ashley Kurash and Queen Lydia Dawley

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Queen Emily Smith and Princess Mariah Schmitt

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Laura Francois


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Miranda Schnitzler
Sarah Hammel Fair Princess (not shown)



Princess Annelise Keune and Queen Clara Bergan


Queen Hannah Ranum (no photo available)

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Kia Knutson


Contact Us

Mary Fitch, Business Manager
Winneshiek County Agricultural Association
PO Box 201 Decorah, Iowa 52101 businessmanager@winneshiekcountyfair.org

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2013 and 2014 Royalty