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2017 Little Mr. and Miss Crowned

The Linn County Fair Association is proud to announce the 2017 Little Mr. and Miss Linn County Fair winners, Ava Hoover and Brayden Beauregard.

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The 2017 Little Mr & Miss Linn County Fair will help out throughout the fair by handing out ribbons and representing the Linn County Fair at different events at the fair. They will continue to represent the Linn County Fair at different events and parades throughout the year until they hand over their crowns at the 2018 Linn County Fair’s Opening Program.

Little Miss Candidates were:

Makaila Arnold – Makaila is the daughter of Lori Osterkamp and Doug Arnold. Her favorite thing about The Linn County fair is having fun with her friends. When she grows up she wants to be a Linn County Fair Association Member. Makaila is a good friend because she cares about people.

Sophia Arnold – Sophia is the daughter of Lori Osterkamp and Doug Arnold.  Her favorite thing about The Linn County Fair is riding all the rides because it is fun. Sophia is a good friend because she is caring and likes to have a lot of fun. She wants to be a mommy when she grows up as well as work at The Linn County Fair.

Ashtyn Becker – Ashtyn is the daughter of Dustin and Stefanie Becker. Ashtyn’s favorite thing about The Linn County Fair is helping her brother and cousins with their fair animals and meeting new people.  When she grows up, she would like to attend college to become a nurse. Ashtyn is a good friend because she is caring, trusting, and fun to be around.

Morgan Demean – Morgan is the daughter of Dawn and Mike Demean. Her favorite things about The Linn County Fair are seeing all the animals, pictures, and projects. When Morgan grows up she wants to be a nurse. She is also a good friend because she is willing to share with others.

Tori Evans – Tori is the daughter of Kipp and Tammy Evans. Her favorite thing about The Linn County Fair is making and showing her poster board over an event that she likes to do, as a clover kid. She is also a good friend because she helps her friends when they are hurt. When Tori grows up she wants to be a children’s author so she can write books that make kids happy!

Ava Hoover – Ava is the daughter of Matthew and Emily Hoover. She loves showing at the Little Shepard Show during The Linn County Fair because it is fun and exciting. When Ava grows up she wants to be a babysitter and a baker. She is a good friend because she cheers up her friends when they’re sad.

Little Mr. Candidates were:

Cooper Adams – Cooper is the son of Brandon and Beth Adams. His favorite thing about The Linn County Fair is the pioneer tent because he enjoys making his own rope and grinding corn.  When he grows up he wants to be an engineer so he can create new technology for the world.  Cooper is a good friend because he is always kind to others even if they pick on him. He also gives friends compliments when they do a good job!

Brayden Beauregard – Brayden is the son of Scott and Tracy Beauregard. Brayden’s favorite things about The Linn County Fair are the tractor pull and the Little Shepard Show as it gives him a chance to show before becoming a 4-Her. When he grows up he wants to be a farmer for Blackford farms. Brayden is a good friend because he is caring and respectful of others.

Nicholas Hansen – Nicholas is the son of Donald Hansen. His favorite thing about The Linn County Fair is seeing all the different animals and playing with his friends. When Nicholas grows up he wants to be a U.S. Marine and he is a good friend because he is always willing to help his friends.

Ethan Parish-Steffen – Ethan is the son of Heidi and Chad Steffen and Tiffany and Richard Gutierrez. His favorite thing about The Linn County Fair is all the animals, and sheep riding. When Ethan grows up, he wants to be a farmer or basketball player. Ethan is a good friend because of his great listening skills.

Otto Steffen – Otto is the son of Heidi and Chad Steffen. Otto’s favorite thing about The Linn County Fair is all the animals because it reminds him of his grandpa’s farm. When he grows up he wants to be a farmer so he can milk cows. Otto is a good friend because he helps others and listens to them.

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Cookie Stacking Contest Winners

Yesterday during Youth Day, children of all ages will tried to see who could make the tallest single stack of sandwich cookies in 30 seconds. The winners for each category are listed below and each received a prize for their achievement.20170629_132840.jpg

5 and Under Winner:

  • Ayla Johnson – 4

6-8 Winner:

  • Mike DeJulius – 6

9-11 Winner:

  • Naomi Scott – 10

12-14 Winner:

  • Reid Post – 12

15-18 Winner:

  • McKenna Blackford 20170629_132901

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Edible Bug Contest Winners

The Edible Bug Contest was held this morning as part of our Youth Day activities. The contest was open to children up to 10 years of age and they brought their “bug creations” made out of fruits and vegetables, pastry and candy, or other foods (pasta, bread, cheese, etc.) to be judged. Classes included: 5 years old & under, 6 & 7 years old, and 8-10 years old. The winners are listed below, followed by their photos:

5 Years and Under:

  • 2nd Place – Paige Martin, SpringvillePaige Martin
  • 1st Place – Garin Helsper, AnamosaGarin Helsper

6 & 7 Years:

  • Emma Buckley, Cedar RapidsEmma Buckley

8 to 10 Years:

  • Esther ScottEsther Scott

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Linn County Fair Winners Announced

Linn County Fair Family & Consumer Science; Creative Arts; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Personal Development; and Science, Engineering & Technology State Fair Winners Announced

4-H and FFA Family and Consumer Science, Visual Arts, Personal Development and Science, Agriculture and Engineering exhibits were evaluated on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Linn County Fair.  These exhibits cover a wide range of topics including food and nutrition, personal development, visual arts and citizenship.  The exhibits chosen will be displayed at the Iowa State Fair in August.

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Those chosen in the Family and Consumer Science Division were:

Child Development:

  • Isabella Engel, Ely, Naomi’s Spinning Board

Clothing and Fashion:

  • Louise Funk, Cedar Rapids, White Dress
  • AJ Crow Schrader, Marion, Table Runners
  • Lindsey Hospodarsky, Cedar Rapids, Fiber into Fashion Hat
  • Caitlin Robertson, Marion, Prairie Dress

Consumer Management:

  • Casey Robertson, Marion, How to Buy a Computer

Food and Nutrition:

  • Megan Baumler, Lisbon, Cookie Comparison
  • Claire Gaffney, Mt. Vernon, Canned Tomatoes
  • Isabella Engel, Ely, Herb Bread
  • Anastasia Scott, Marion, Chocolate Cookies
  • Joel Robertson, Marion, Granola  Bars
  • Michaela Rowell, Marion, Strawberry/Kiwi Jam
  • Walker Torbert, Marion, Cooking Salmon

Home Improvement:

  • AJ Crow Schrader, Marion, Refinished Rocker
  • Seth Crow Schrader, Marion, Refinished Round Table
  • Jeret Crow Schrader, Marion, Refinished Table
  • Evie Gehring, Toddville, Finished Table made into Table
  • Kolton Brandt, Marion, Round Kitchen Table

Youth selected to represent Linn County in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division were:

  • Seth Schnoebelen, Center Point, Nature Houses

Veterinary Science:

  • Caitlin Robertson, Marion, Goat Health Kit

Animal Science:

  • Chloe Adams, Robins, Rabbit Information Poster

Those youth chosen to represent Linn County at the Iowa State Fair in the Creative Arts Division were:

 Photography:

  • Tiatiana Mallie, Mount Vernon, Palisades State Park
  • Hannah Boleyn, Marion, Cat
  • Evelyn Gehring, Toddville, Black and White, Little Girl
  • Casey Robertson, Marion, Ice Photo
  • Parker Conklin, Center Point, Dragonfly
  • Kira Ingwersen, Central City, Robin Nest
  • Paige Wolf, Central City, Tree
  • Isabella Roberts, Lisbon, Horse
  • Taylor Hospodarsky, Cedar Rapids, Graffiti
  • Carolyn Gehring, Toddville, Coffee

 Visual Arts:

  • Selena Williams, Marion, Mixed Media Husky
  • Anna Kelly, Marion, CD Sound Track
  • Aymee Bean, Center Point, Etched Penny Necklace
  • Ashley Grice, Mount Vernon, Charcoal Dog

Those chosen in the Personal Development Division were:

Leadership:

  • Andrew Bowen, Center Point, Parliamentary Procedure

Self- Determined:

  • Casey Robertson, Marion, Booklet   – Teme Ritty

Representatives from Linn County for the Science, Engineering & Technology Division were:

Mechanics:

  • Jay Flitsch, Central City, D-17 Tractor

 Woodworking:

  • Clayton Loyd, Mt. Vernon, Baseball Bat
  • Nathan Zumbach, Springville, Refurbished Chair
  • Sean Hamilton, Cedar Rapids, Cutting Board
  • Savannah Niec, Center Point, Bowl

Youth selected to represent Linn County in the 4-H Poster Communication Exhibit are:

Communication:

  • McKenna Nost, Lisbon, 4-H Poster

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4-H/FFA Livestock Auction

The Linn County Fair Association invites the community to the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction at the Linn County Fair on Monday, July 3 at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be served to auction buyers only at 8 a.m. Please note that this is a new time from previous years.

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Every year, many 4-H and FFA members look forward to showing their livestock at The Linn County Fair that kicks off next Wednesday, June 28 in Central City. Some members sell their prized animal in the Livestock Auction at the end of the fair. The proceeds from the livestock auction goes directly to the 4-H or FFA member doing the selling. Many save up this money and put it toward their college fund, while others use it to continue raising their other livestock at home, and some members pay it forward by donating their auction checks to a project dear to their heart.

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Come out and support local 4-H and FFA members in Linn County. 

The Linn County Fair in Central City from June 28th – July 3rd 2017 www.thelinncountyfair.com

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2017 Mutton Bustin’ Event

The Linn County Fair Association, River Valley Co-op & Z102.9 presents “Mutton Busting”!
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Get ready for some kids sheep riding action as Mutton Busting comes to the Linn County Fair in Central City, IA on Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event in the grandstand.

If your child is interested in participating in the event, please visit our event page linked here for more information and to register.

This fun event is produced by Rice Bull Riding Company from Princeton, MN.

Come on out for a family fun day!

The Linn County Fair in Central City from June 28th – July 3rd 2017www.thelinncountyfair.com

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2017 Linn County Fair Queen Candidates

The Linn County Fair Association is proud to announce the 2017 Linn County Fair Queen candidates:

Alexis Costello is the daughter of Tim and Karen Costello of Cedar Rapids.  Alexis will be studying at Mt. Mercy University this fall and plans to double major in Criminal Justice and Accounting.

Alexis Costello

Kiera Dixon is the daughter of Michael and Karen Dixon of Walker.  Kiera will be attending Central College this fall.

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Grace Pisarik is the daughter of Steve and Susan Pisarik of Mount Vernon.  Grace will be a senior at Mount Vernon High School this fall.  Graces’s future plans are to attend a 4 year college and pursue a career in the medical field.

Grace Pisarik

Delaney Sturtz is the daughter of Michelle Tegeier of Cedar Rapids.  Delaney will be a senior at Alburnett High School this fall.  Delaney’s future plans involve a career in animal science.

Delaney Sturtz

The reigning 2016 Linn County Fair Queen, Makenna Blackford and Princess, Rachel Zumbach will be handing off their titles and crowning the newest royalty at The 2017 Linn County Fair opening ceremonies on June 28 at 6 p.m.

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Rachel Zumbach – 2016 Linn County Fair Princess, and Makenna Blackford – 2016 Linn County Fair Queen

The 2016 Linn County Fair Queen is Makenna Blackford is the daughter of the Dawn and the late Scott Blackford of Marion.  Makenna will be a Senior at Alburnett High School this fall.  Makenna’s future plans are to attend Iowa State University

The 2016 Linn County Fair Princess Rachel Zumbach is the daughter of Louie and Deb Zumbach of Coggon.  Rachel will be a attending Iowa State University this fall, and is undecided on her major at this point.

The judging for the contest will be on June 4 at the Linn County Fairgrounds in the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building.  The public is welcome to join us to meet the candidates and enjoy light refreshments at 6 p.m.

The coronation will be Wednesday June 28 at  6 p.m. at the Linn County Fairgrounds, in the grandstand.

For more details about the fair’s website at:  www.thelinncountyfair.com

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