Empowering Young Women

QUEEN & PRINCESS PAGEANT

Marion County Fair Queen & Princess Pageant

The mission of the Marion County Fair Queen & Princess Pageant is to award scholarships, thereby helping young women achieve their educational goals. To empower young women with life skills including interviewing and public speaking and to encourage the spirit of volunteerism and charity work.

Current Queen Court

Current Queen

Kelsey Kendall

Current Queen’s Court

Joining Kelsey & Sara on the Court is…

1st Queen Runner-Up – Julia Wells
2nd Queen Runner-Up – Stephanie Hutchison
Princess 1st Runner-Up – Kenzie Sullivan
Miss Congeniality – Kelsey Kendall
Miss People’s Choice – Savanna Duncan

Current Princess

Sara Zink

Pageant Participation

You Can Become the next Fair Queen or Princess!

Are you interested in being crowned, dubbed royalty, AND/OR earning a $2,500 scholarship? To get all the info about competing please review the pageant forms in the next section.

General Rules & Requirements

Must be between the ages of 14 and 20 as of June 1 in the competition year.

Ages 14-16 will compete for the title of Marion County Fair Princess.
Ages 17-20 aim to be crowned Marion County Fair Queen.

All participants must be a Marion County resident or have at least one parent who resides in Marion County.

All forms must be completed and sumbitted by the deadline listed on the entry form.

Pageant Court

Queen

Queen First Runner-Up

Queen Second Runner-Up

Princess

Princess First Runner-Up

Miss Congeniality

Information & Application

Start your exciting pageant journey! The following information sheets and forms are available for your review and download, please follow the instructions on these forms for submission dates.  The application deadline has been extended to May 31, 2021!

Pageant 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!

Marion County Fair Queens

1958 – Janice Cook

1961 – Susan Bristow **

1964 – Nancy Edwards

1967 – Brenda Cheek

1970 – Marilyn Jane Bray

1973 – Diana Elam

1976 – Denise Arlene Maulsby

1979 – Lori Bailey

1982 – Melanie Campbell

1985 – Pamela Jones

1988 – Tonya Wood

1991 – Reka Schloegl

1994 – Katherine Haddix

1997 – Lynette Kiser

2000 – Amy Tielking

2003 – Meredith Dolk

2006 – Kimberly Rhodes

2009 – Molly Shannon

2012 – Kayla Sullivan

2015 – Lauren Frank

2018 – Paige Wells

1959 – Becky Sue Harris

1962 – Carole Adams

1965 – Linda Hensley

1968 – Judith Kay Smith **

1971 – Brenda Slack

1974 – Susan Blankenbaker

1977 – Sharon Blankenbaker

1980 – Angie Doty

1983 – Meri Lyn Buker

1986 – Karen Schircliff

1989 – Jennifer Deerberg

1992 – Nicole Gary

1995 – Heather Hopkins

1998 – Sarah Williams

2001 – Crystal DuBridge

2004 – Tara Presley

2007 – Brooke Brown

2010 – Jordan McHenry

2013 – Kayla Bruner

2016 – Maggie Glowinski

2019 – Rosalynn Kowall

1960 – Sandy Norquist

1963 – Dee Anna Malaska

1966 – Janice Ellen Garrity

1969 – Diana Buchanan

1972 – Pamela Oldham

1975 – Elaine Brewer

1978 – Cynthia Netter

1981 – Ellen Elizabeth Turner **

1984 – Debbie Marks

1987 – Elizabeth Rees

1990 – Nicole Lee

1993 – Leslie Smith

1996 – Jennifer Moyer

1999 – Alicia Branch

2002 – Amanda Evans

2005 – Shayna Taylor

2008 – Lindsey Kendall

2011 – Melanie Gardner

2014 – Ashley Layman

2017 – Kaitlyn Kendall

2020 – Kelsey Kendall

Sponsorship Thank You & Opportunities

Thank you to Gregory & Appel Insurance for their sponsorship of half the the Queen Scholarship money!

We are currently seeking additional 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 email marioncountyfair@comcast.net.