The Linn County Fair Association is now accepting applications for the 2013 Linn County Fair Queen Contest. The Queen Contest has been a long standing tradition at the 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 groups. For a complete list of contestant qualifications go to http://www.thelinncountyfair.com/queen-competition.html. 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 represent The Linn County Fair!
Queen contestants will be required to attended several events. The first event is The ROYALTY DAY that will be held on June 8th from 9 am to noon. This day will consist of interviewing skills/techniques, relaxation and much more for all fair queen contestants. Contestants will feel like a real queens 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 on the same day from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, place to be determined. Public will be allowed to meet the contestants after the judging at 3:30 pm.
Other events include the Hiawatha Hog Wild Days Parade on Saturday, June 22nd and the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers Market on Saturday, June 1st.
The 2013 queen and princess will be announced and crowned Wednesday, June 26th 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 Linn County Royalty is Queen Maci Rice of Mt. Vernon and Princess Tayler Etzel of Alburnett. Past Linn Count Fair Queens and contestants have gone on to be role models and leaders in their communities.
Applications are due by May 15th. They can be mailed to The Linn County Fair – Queen Contest, PO Box 329, Central City, IA 52213. NO APPLICATIONS will be accepted by committee members.
Past Linn County Fair Queen and current Fair Board President, Jennifer Dunn encourages young ladies to get involved, “This is a great opportunity to represent one of the best and fastest growing county fairs in the nation. We have many people looking at our county for information in what we do as a fair and what a great opportunity to be able to help display this great accomplishment as a fair.”
Rules and entry forms are available online at http://www.thelinncountyfair.com/queen-competition.html
The Linn County Fair in Central City from June 26th- July 1st, 2013