The 2018 Guthrie  County Fair Queen Coronation was held at the fairgrounds in Guthrie Center Sunday night with a queen and two runner-ups crowned. They are (from left) Sara Pauley, Taylor Lemke, Sally Jo Geckler, MaKenna Woodvine, 2017 Queen, Chelsea Larsen, 2018 Queen, Samantha Sloss, first runner-up, Hope Arganbright, second runner-up, and Anna Duis.


Deadline to enter is June 1st

The Guthrie County Fair is looking for it’s 2019 fair queen. The young lady chosen to wear this crown will not only have the privilege of representing Guthrie County at the 2019 Iowa State Fair Queen competition, but will also be awarded a $300 scholarship prize from the Guthrie County Fair Board at the end of her reign.

The competition is open to young ladies between the ages of 16 and not older than 21 years of age on August 9, the first day of the Iowa State Fair. The candidate must reside within Guthrie County or an adjoining county if the majority of her activities are within Guthrie County. Contestants must never have been married or have had children.

The Guthrie County Fair queen contest focuses on personality, leadership, communication skills and community service such as a church group, girl scouts, FFA or 4-H. Eligibility is not limited to 4-H membership.

The 2019 contest will be held on August 1. Each contestant will participate in a group interview, as well as meet individually with three judges. The 2019 winning contestant, will be crowned Saturday, September 1, at the Guthrie County Fair.

In addition to the scholarship prize, the fair queen will be a representative of the Guthrie County Fair at various Guthrie County events throughout her reign, as well as to the media.

Deadline to enter is June 1. For a complete list of rules, and to get an entry form, please go to The Fair Board has enlisted the help of Christina Wilson of Guthrie Center, to coordinate the Fair Queen contest. Potential contestants with questions can contact Christina at (641) 524-2970.

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