Fair Queen and Princess Contest

Direct questions to Cheryl Cline. If you have questions, call Cheryl at (563)382-3517 and leave a message. She will return your call.

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.

The Winneshiek County Fair Queen will be the guest of the Iowa State Fair.

Download the 2017 Application here! Fill out and mail to

Cheryl Cline, 2510 170th Ave, Decorah, IA 52101

Sponsors of the 2017 Fair Queen Contest are

Country Garden
Decorah Bank and Trust
Decorah Greenhouse
First Lutheran Church
Gallery of Tops
Hammel Jewelers
KD Rae Jewelry
Mabe's Pizza
Peterson Photography
Perfect Edge
Winn Co Fair Board
State Bank of Calmar and Ossian


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)



Queen Clara Bergan and Princess Annelise Keune (no photo available)


Queen Hannah Ranum (no photo available)

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Kia Knutson


Contact Us

Winneshiek County Fair
Mailing Address:
Winneshiek County Ag Assoc.
PO Box 201 Decorah, IA 52101
Delivery Address: 900 E Main St, Decorah, IA 52101
Fairgrounds Phone: 563-382-8514 (during the fair only)

Business Manager: Edna Schrandt 563-382-2019

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