Accepting Apllications- 2012 Linn County Fair Queen Contest

The Linn County Fair Association is now accepting applications for the 2012 Linn County Fair Queen Contest. The Queen Contest has been a long standing tradition at the Linn County Fair and provides contestants a great experience with other young talented women that are role models in their communities.

The Linn County Fair Queen Contest is open to ladies 16 to 21 years old that reside in Linn County and are an active member of at least one service organization in her community such as 4-H, FFA, Girl Scouts, and church Youth Group. For complete list of contestant qualifications go to It is required that contestants have at least two years of involvement with the Linn County Fair prior to running.

The responsibilities of the Linn County Fair queen includes but not limited to: Being a spokesperson for the fair to help promote it through parades, banquets and other public events. Be present during different fair events from grandstand to livestock events. Represent the Linn County Fair at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in August. Through the different activities, the queen will help promote and be part of one the fastest growing county fairs not only in Iowa, but in the nation.

This year, as part of the contest, is the ROCKIN’ ROYALTY DAY on June 9th at 2 pm. This day will consist of interviewing skills/techniques, relaxation and much more for all fair queen contestants. Contestants will feel like a real queen when this day comes to a close while coming away with new interview techniques, networking and public speaking skills.

The contest judging will take place Wednesday June 20th at 5:00 pm at Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church in Marion, IA.

The 2012 queen and princess will be announced and crowned Wednesday, June 27th at the Linn County Fair Cook-out and Opening Program in the grandstand starting at 5:00 P.M.

The contest will help develop many of the skills that are needed to succeed today. The current Queen, Erin Pisarik received the “Miss Personality Plus” award for her great personality and accomplishments at the Iowa State Fair pageant. Past Linn Count Fair Queens and contestants have gone on to be role models and leaders in their communities.

2011 Linn County - Princess Taylor Zumbach and Queen Erin Pisarik

Applications are due by May 15th. They can be dropped off at the Linn County Extension office in Marion or mailed to the Linn County Fair- Queen Contest, PO Box 329, Central City, IA 52213. NO APPLICATIONS will be accepted by committee members.
Rules and entry forms are available online at

Questions please contact Jennifer Dunn at or Kathy Clemens at or by calling 319-929-FAIR (3247).

The Linn County Fair in Central City from June 27th– July 2nd, 2012


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