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2020 Buchanan County Fair Queen & Scholarship Award

Who are we looking for?

  • Females ages 16-21 on or by August 13, 2020
  • Member of Buchanan County, either by school, home address, or 4H/FFA group
  • Charismatic, enthusiastic, and influential role model who represents the values of Buchanan County and leaves a positive impact on those around them

Send Cover letter and resume by June 15, 2020

  • Cover letter about who you are and why you want to become the Buchanan County Fair Queen
  • Resume detailing involvement in Buchanan County including school, extra-curricular activities, church, volunteer experiences, etc.

Judging Day: Sunday, June 28th, 2020

  • Farmers State Bank, Jesup, IA at 2pm
  • Arrive in business professional attire, bring a formal dress
  • Formal sit-down meal
  • Service opportunity
  • 10-minute individual interview, 30-minute group interview
  • Professional photography
  • Get to know other girls from around the county and enjoy a fun afternoon!


  • Coronation at the Buchanan County Fair on Thursday, July 9th
  • Queen will receive a $500 scholarship
  • Queen will be asked to be present during the whole week of the fair
  • Queen will represent Buchanan County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Competition
  • 1st runner up will receive a $250 scholarship

Other Activities

  • 4th of July Independence Day Parade
  • Pie baking for the pie auction at the fair
  • Little princess social meet and greet
  • Iowa State Fair Queen meet and greet
Amber Decker, Buchanan County Fair Queen Coordinator