Queen & Princess Pageant 2018-03-15T18:38:52+00:00

MCF Queen & Princess Pageant

Current Queen & Court
Become the next Queen!
Queen & Court Photos
Pageant History

Current Queen

Kaitlyn Kendall is the reigning Marion County Fair Queen and will hold the title until opening day of next year’s fair. She recently placed as 1st Runner-Up in the Indiana State Fair Pageant (the highest finish for a representative from Marion County since 1981)!

MCF 17 Queen

Current Queen’s Court

Joining Kaitlyn Kendall’s Court is Marion County Fair Princess Kelsey Kendall (Kaitlyn’s Sister)! This is the first time sisters have held the title of Queen & Princess together. Interestingly both Kaitlyn & Kelsey are the younger sisters of 2008 Marion County Fair Queen Lindsey Kendall!

Other members of the court placed as follows…

Queen Competition

  • 1st Runner-Up Kaylea Albertson
  • 2nd Runner-Up Caroline Kocut

Princess Competition

  • 1st runner up: Daphne Crum

Miss People’s Choice

  • Aubrey Fain

Become the next Fair Queen!

Are you interested in being crowned, dubbed royalty, AND/OR earning a $1,000 scholarship!?! Then you should sign up to compete! To get all the info about competing please review the pageant forms in the next section. Forms are also available on our Competitions & Contests page!

Basic Rules

  • Must be between 15 and 21 as of June 1 in the year they are competing.
    • Ages 15-17 will compete for the title of Marion County Fair Princess!
    • Ages 18-21 aim to be crowned Marion County Fair Queen!
  • Must be a Marion County resident or have at least one parent who resides in Marion County.
  • All forms must be complete by the deadline listed on the entry form (usually around June 1).

The 2018 Court

For 2018 the Marion County Fair will award the following honorees…

  • Queen
  • Princess
  • 1st Runner Up
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Miss People’s Choice

Support the Pageant

We are currently seeking sponsorships and donations for the pageant to help us cover the costs of the scholarship, crowns, sashes, etc. If you are interested in supporting the pageant please contact us!

Pageant Origin & History

The Marion County Fair has been crowning Queens since 1958 when Janice Cook took home the first title! The county Pageant serves as the feeder competition leading to the Indiana State Fair Pageant. Marion County has seen 3 of its winners go on to be named Indiana State Fair Queen as well: Susan Bristow (1961), Judith Kay Smith (1968) and Ellen Elizabeth Turner (1981)!

Below is the list of past winners… if you are on the list or know someone on it… we’d love to have you share photos from when you were crowned or during your time at the fair.  Please email those to marioncountyfair@comcast.net with the subject line “Queen archive” and we’ll post them on this page and on the Marion County Fair Queen Facebook page!

Past Winners

1958 – Janice Cook
1959 – Becky Sue Harris
1960 – Sandy Norquist
1961 – Susan Bristow **
1962 – Carole Adams
1963 – Dee Anna Malaska
1964 – Nancy Edwards
1965 – Linda Hensley
1966 – Janice Ellen Garrity
1967 – Brenda Cheek
1968 – Judith Kay Smith **
1969 – Diana Buchanan
1970 – Marilyn Jane Bray
1971 – Brenda Slack
1972 – Pamela Oldham
1973 – Diana Elam
1974 – Susan Blankenbaker
1975 – Elaine Brewer
1976 – Denise Arlene Maulsby
1977 – Sharon Blankenbaker

1978 – Cynthia Netter
1979 – Lori Bailey
1980 – Angie Doty
1981 – Ellen Elizabeth Turner **
1982 – Melanie Campbell
1983 – Meri Lyn Buker
1984 – Debbie Marks
1985 – Pamela Jones
1986 – Karen Schircliff
1987 – Elizabeth Rees
1988 – Tonya Wood
1989 – Jennifer Deerberg
1990 – Nicole Lee
1991 – Reka Schloegl
1992 – Nicole Gary
1993 – Leslie Smith
1994 – Katherine Haddix
1995 – Heather Hopkins
1996 – Jennifer Moyer
1997 – Lynette Kiser

1998 – Sarah Williams
1999 – Alicia Branch
2000 – Amy Tielking
2001 – Crystal DuBridge
2002 – Amanda Evans
2003 – Meredith Dolk
2004 – Tara Presley
2005 – Shayna Taylor
2006 – Kimberly Rhodes
2007 – Brooke Brown
2008 – Lindsey Kendall
2009 – Molly Shannon
2010 – Jordan McHenry
2011 – Melanie Gardner
2012 – Kayla Sullivan
2013 – Kayla Bruner
2014 – Ashley Layman
2015 – Lauren Frank
2016 – Maggie Glowinski
2017 – Kaitlyn Kendall