The Goat Milking Contest was back by popular demand at The 2017 Linn County Fair! The Contest was held on Thursday, June 29 in the Ag Educational Tent. Teams of 3 had 60 seconds to milk as much as they can from a goat. Each team member milked for 20 seconds and then switched positions. Teams were also judged on best dressed and were encouraged to come in costumes. This contest was a huge hit and there are high hopes it will be back again next year!
- Alyssa Taylor
- Connor Shulista
- Jordan Balderston
Best Dressed Winners:
- Caitlyn Bean
- Samantha Miller
- Jasmine Stafford
“Milk Duds”- least amount in bucket
- Katelyn Hoth
- Morgan Hoth
- Mya Campbell
The Linn County Fair Association is proud to announce the 2017 Linn County Fair Royalty, Alexis Costello – Fair Queen and Kiera Dixon – Fair Princess. They were crowned on Thursday, June 29 during the crowning ceremony at The Linn County Fair in Central City. Delaney Sturtz was awarded the Leadership Award and Grace Pisarik was awarded the Citizenship Award during the ceremony.
Our 2017 Linn County Fair Queen, Alexis, will compete in the Iowa State Fair Queen Competition, August 8th – August 12th. On August 12th at the Iowa State Fair grounds the new 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen will be crowned. Come and cheer on our new 2017 Linn County Fair Queen as she vies for the title!
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.
Kiera Dixon is the daughter of Michael and Karen Dixon of Walker. Kiera will be attending Central College this fall.
Grace Pisarki 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.
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.
Each year at the Linn County Fair, 4-H Clubs decorate their display booths according to a theme. This year’s fair theme is “A Family Tradition”.
Those clubs winning honors for the best decorated club booth are:
Large Club Division:
- Outstanding — Indian Creek – Marion
- Large Club Honorable Mention – Coggon Clippers
Small Club Division:
Central City Achievers 4-H Club Booth
- Outstanding – Central City Achievers
College Challengers 4-H Booth
- Small Club Honorable Mention – College Challengers – College Community Area
4-H, the youth component of the Iowa State University Extension, offers opportunities to choose from among fifty different project areas. The 4-H program is open to all urban and rural youth kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information about 4-H, contact the Linn County Extension Office, 383 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids or phone 377-9839.