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.

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

If you have questions about the Fair Queen, contact

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
Modish
Peterson Photography
Perfect Edge
Walmart
Winn Co Fair Board
State Bank of Calmar and Ossian

queen candidates

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

Queen & Princess 2017

2017

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

 

2016

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.

Schmitt was selected from a field of nine Queen candidates. She is a 16-year-old South Winn High School student who has been active in FFA, serving as reporter for her chapter. She shows sheep at the Fair and is involved in SODA, softball, basketball, volleyball, student government and FFA at South Winn. Gracie is the daughter of Tammy and Darrell Schmitt.

Marissa Foels was named 2017 Winneshiek county Fair Princess. She is the 18-year-old daughter of Loren and JoEllen Foels of rural Postville. She has been active in speech, music, academics and Honor Society at Decorah HS, in addition to her involvement in 4-H.

 

 

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2015

Princess Nicole Schmitt and Queen Ashley Kurash

 

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2014

Princess Ashley Kurash and Queen Lydia Dawley

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2013

Queen Emily Smith and Princess Mariah Schmitt

 
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2012

Laura Francois

 

 
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2011

Miranda Schnitzler
Sarah Hammel Fair Princess (not shown)

 

2010

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

2009

Queen Hannah Ranum (no photo available)


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2008

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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