Tama Co. Fair Queen apps now available


Miss Katelyn Kucera, 2019 Tama County Fair Queen has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her reign will soon be coming to an end.

Katelyn, daughter of Bruce and Kathy Kucera of Traer has participated in a wide variety of activities, ranging from volleyball, basketball, track, soccer to chorus, student council, National Honor Society, FFA and Spanish club. Katelyn served as vice-president of her junior class. Katelyn was also active in her local 4-H club, serving as President and Vice President for the Wolf Creek Whirlwinds 4-H Club. In her spare time, Katelyn babysits. She also likes to spend time with family and friends. Katelyn attended Iowa State University majoring in biology with a pre-med/pre-health emphasis.

The Tama County Fair Queen Committee is taking applications for the 2021 Tama County Fair Queen. The contest is open to girls who are at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 on August 10, 2021.

The Tama County Fair Queen Contest is judged in three distinct areas: Personality, Community Involvement and Leadership, and Poise and Beauty. Contestants do not have to be 4-H members but need to be active in at least one community group.

Contestants will participate in a queen contestant workshop in June. Photos for publicity purposes will be taken at this time. Contest judging will take place July 11. The Tama County Queen will be crowned on Tuesday, July 13 at the Tama County Fair. First place winner will receive an all-expense paid, 4 day trip to Des Moines to represent Tama County in competition with other candidates for the title of Iowa State Fair Queen.

Prizes include gift certificates, t-shirts, complimentary photos and gift bags for all candidates and a $500 scholarship for the Queen.

The Tama County Fair Queen Committee would like to encourage young ladies in Tama County to participate in this competition for the chance to proudly represent Tama County at the Iowa State Fair.

To request an application, please contact Deb Kupka at 319.231.3124, the Tama County Extension Office or Tama County high school’s guidance offices. Application forms must be completed and postmarked no later than June 1, 2021.