Fair Queen

For more information, please see the Buchanan County Fair Queen Facebook page or contact Amber Decker, Buchanan County Fair Queen Coordinator, at deckeramber19@gmail.com.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Females ages 16-21 on or by August 8, 2024
  • 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
  • Available to participate in multiple activities at the Buchanan County Fair, July 15-21, 2024

Cover Letter & Resume

  • Received by June 30, 2024
  • 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
  • Photo and short bio to be used on social media

Judging Day

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • Farmers State Bank, Jesup, IA at 2 p.m.
  • 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 18, 2024
  • 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
Addison Gericke  |  2023-2024 Buchanan County Fair Queen
Addison Gericke | 2023-2024 Buchanan County Fair Queen