southern iowa
Fair & Exposition
  • Mahaska County
  • Oskaloosa, IA
JULY 16-21, 2018
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Queen Contest

Rules & Information

  • 1) Musts be a resident of Mahaska County or participant in the Southern Iowa Fair.

  • 2) Must be between the ages of 16 & 21 years of age.

  • 3) Must never have been married or had children. If married during reign, your title goes to the 1st runner up.

  • 4) Must be able to be at the Southern Iowa Fair July 16-21, 2018
    1. a) Need to check in the Fair Office at 8:30 a.m. each morning for assignments.

  • 5) Queens must be able to be at the State Fair August 9-19, 2018 and participate in all Queen Contest Events.
Contestants will be judged on:

  • 1) Contestants may pick up entry forms at the Fair Office or download a form at

    Entries must be returned to the Fair Office by July 10th at 3:00 p.m. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

  • 2) Entries must include a billfold size picture of yourself.

  • 3) There will be a meeting of all Queen candidates on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Smokey Row. This gives you an opportunity for socializing and getting a better understanding of the queen contest. Interviews will take place Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Please wear appropriate attire. Final judging will take place on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Fair’s Free Stage at 6:00 p.m.

Examples of appropriate attire would include:
Interviews Thursday night: skirt, capri’s, casual dress
Final Judging Monday evening: Formal Attire.

2017 Fair Queen

Leah Van Maanen
Oskaloosa, IA

Leah was also 3rd Runner Up at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest!
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