Dallas County Fair Queen


If you have questions about the contest or would like contestant application information for 2018, please contact Sally at 515-999-2295 or srkilkenny@msn.com.

Congratulations to the 2017 Dallas County Fair Queen: Emily Wilkerson!

Hi, my name is Emily Wilkerson, I am 17 years old and have graduated from Adel DeSoto Minburn High School. I will be continuing my education at Iowa State University to major in Chemical Engineering and hope to double major in Ag Biochemistry too. In addition to going to school at Iowa State, I am a member of the Coed Cheerleading Team and can’t wait to cheer on the cyclones all year!

In high school I was a member of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad, the Varsity Dance Team, National Honors Society, Humanitarian Service program, FFA, 4-H, and USA Gymnastics. I was also a member of the 2017 and 2018 All Iowa Honor Dance team and a member of the 2018 All-State Cheerleading Squad. Having the opportunity to represent Dallas County has been an amazing experience and an honor. Being able to represent where I have grown up is something truly wonderful. I would like to give a huge thank you to all the people who helped me get ready for County and State Fair, I couldn’t have done it without you!

The queen and her court are pictured above.  Front row, left to right: 2017 Runner Up Ella Moss, 2017 Queen Emily Wilkerson and Sophia David.  Back row, left to right: Anna Pion, Sydney Peterson, Bethany Steilen and Taylor Nichols .


Congratulations to the 2016 Dallas County Fair Queen: Savannah David.

2016 queen Savannah David

My name is Savannah. I’m 17 years old and will soon be a 2017 graduate from Woodward-Granger High School (Go Hawks!).
I have kept very busy during high school. I participated in cheerleading, dance team, track, cross country, speech, girl scouts and the spring theatre production. I am the current Student Body President and I was class president for 10th and 11th grade. Currently I work as an Advanced CNA at the Cedars in Madrid.

I was honored to win the Ms. Leadership Award at the Iowa State Fair. I am the first Dallas County Fair Queen to win this honor. Click here to view the local publication about this award and experience.

Representing Dallas County as your 2016 Dallas County Fair Queen has been an unforgettable experience.  Thank you to everyone on the fair board for their support, especially Jen Shaefer and Sally Killkenney.  A special thank you to Emily Harney, the 2015 Dallas County Fair Queen, for her guidance this past year.


Congratulations to the 2015 Dallas County Fair Queen: Emily Harney.

  2015 queen 2

Pictured on the left is Princess Katelyn Wilderdyke and on the right is Queen Emily Harney.

My name is Emily Harney. I’m 18 years old and a 2015 Dallas Center Grimes high school graduate. Currently I am working at Signarama as a Client Account Specialist; interacting with clients & designing logos. I will continue my education at DMACC to major in Graphic Design & minor in business/marketing.

I’ve always loved a busy schedule and getting involved. Especially in high school, I was always on the move! You would find me in the show ring with pigs for FFA, at IT Olympics, in Hyperstream, dancing in show choir, singing varsity choir, representing my class through student council as President, cheer for football & basketball, snapping pictures for the yearbook, designing the yearbook, attending Josten’s leadership conferences, or behind the camera at pep rallies and other events. Outside of school, I volunteer & sing at my church.

Representing Dallas County as your 2015 Dallas County Fair Queen is more than a blessing, it is an honor. Dallas County is such a wonderful place to be and I am looking forward to what the year brings. Thank you so much to everyone on the fair board & of course Sally! I had such a wonderful time! I’m anxious to dive into more activities & meeting more of Dallas County’s wonderful people. See you at the 2015 Iowa State Fair!


Congratulations to the 2014 Dallas County Fair Queen: Kelsie Stahly.

2014 queen

My name is Kelsie Stahly.  I’m 19 year old and a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. I’m a supply chain management and operations major and I’ve become involved on campus through the Pride of Minnesota Marching Band and the University YMCA college readiness program. I’ve been involved with 4H since 6th grade and have shown horses at the Dallas County fair since then. Showing at the Dallas County fair truly helped build my confidence and 4H has taught me to be a leader in the community and take charge. The Dallas County fair has been the highlight of my summer for over six years. Being named the Dallas County Fair Queen last summer was such an incredible experience that has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people and given me so many opportunities to become more involved in this amazing community.