2018 Linn County Fair Queen Candidates

The Linn County Fair Association is proud to announce the 2018 Linn County Fair Queen candidates:

Riley Blackford is the daughter of Dawn and the late Scott Blackford of Alburnett.  Riley will be a senior at Alburnett this fall. She plans to attend a four year university while studying nursing and playing soccer.

Riley Blackford

Alexa Gromley is the daughter of Paul and Trudy Gromley of Marion.  Alexa will be a freshman at Iowa State University this fall.  She will be studing biology with the hopes of pre-vet track.

Alexa Gormley

Mirannda Schneider-Kettelkamp is the daughter of Robert and Cindy Kettelkamp of Marion.  Mirannda will a freshman at Kirkwood this fall where she will get her RN, and transfer to Allen College to get her BSN.

Mirannda Schneider-Kettelkamp

Delaney Sturtz is the daughter of Michelle Tegeier, Greg Hutchinson and Mike Sturtz of Cedar Rapids.  Delaney will be attending Kirkwood this fall getting her degree in Ag business and Ag production.

Delaney Sturtz

Mackenzie Yoder is the daughter of Josh and Wendy Yoder of Central City.  Mackenzie will be a senior at Central City High School.  Mackenzie’s future plans are to attend Kirkwood for vet technician and then continue to Iowa State University to pursue veterinarian school.

Mackenzie Yoder

The reigning 2017 Linn County Fair Queen, Alexis Costello and Princess, Kiera Dixon will be handing off their titles at The 2018 Linn County Fair during the opening ceremonies on June 27th at 6:00pm and crowning the newest of the Linn County Fair royalty.

The 2017 Linn County Fair Queen Alexis Costello is the daughter of Tim and Karen Costello of Cedar Rapids.  Alexis is attending Mt. Mercy University studying human resource management and criminal justice.  She will be graduating in the spring of 2019.

The 2017 Linn County Fair Princess Kiera Dixon is the daughter of Michael and Karen Dixon of Walker.  Kiera is a student at Central College where she is studying social sciences with and endorsement in secondary education.

Committee Chair, Jennifer Dunn was excited about this year’s group of ladies and looks forward to hear who our judges have selected for the 2018 Linn County Fair Queen and Princess.  “With this competition we are able to meet some of the most influential young ladies in our county!  We also help build these ladies resumes and interviewing skills that they can hopefully use in their future” says Jennifer Dunn.

The current committee is Kris Blackford, Susan Clarke, Kathy Clemens, Jean Dunn, Molly Hogan and Jennifer Dunn.

The judging for the contest was on June 3rd at the Linn County Fairgrounds in the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building.

The coronation will be Wednesday June 27th 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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