The Guthrie County Fair is looking for it’s 2020 fair queen! The young lady chosen to wear this crown will not only have the privilege of representing Guthrie County at the 2020 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 13, 2020 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 in a church group, girl scouts, FFA or 4-H. Eligibility in NOT limited to 4-H or FFA membership.

The 2020 contest will be held on Wednesday, July 31st. Each contestant will participate in a group interview, as well as meet individually with 3 judges. The 2020 winning contestant, will be crowned Saturday, August 31st 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 10th. For a complete list of rules, and to request an application, 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.