Fair Queen COMPETITION

The annual Iowa State Fair Queen competition is held during the Iowa State Fair as county queens from all over the state of Iowa come together to vie for the coveted crown. Judging is based on personality, attitude, leadership, citizenship, contribution to community, overall appearance, charm and poise.

Hailey Swan

Hailey Swan

Bloomfield, Davis County

Hailey Swan of Davis County is the 2018 Iowa State Fair Queen.  Hailey is the daughter of Shane and Kelly Swan of Bloomfield.

Hailey is an active member in her school where she is class president, FFA officer and a member of the National Honor Society just to name a few.  A shining star in her community as well, Hailey is always looking forward to helping others and putting a smile on the faces around her. She does what she can to encourage and support those around her in any way she feels fit. Whether it’s writing letters, a high-five or words of advice, Hailey can always be counted on to brighten someone’s day.

As the Iowa State Fair Queen, Hailey plans on using her position to speak for those who can’t be heard. Overflowing with compassion, Hailey will continue to strive to be a better person than she was the day before and be a role model for the entire state of Iowa.

Past Iowa State Fair Queens

  • 2017Jacqueline Ehrlich Dubuque, Dubuque County
  • 2016Amanda Riniker Winthrop, Buchanan County
  • 2015Ellen Schlarmann Monticello, Jones County
  • 2014Elizabeth Glover Spencer, Clay County
  • 2013Kelsey Smith Mount Pleasant, Henry County
  • 2012Abrah Meyer Readlyn, Bremer County
  • 2011Paris Schnepf Granville, O'Brien County
  • 2010Lacy Stevenson Knoxville, Marion County
  • 2009Caine Westergard Ireton, Plymouth County
  • 2008Ashley Quade Calhoun County
  • 2007Abby Salton Clay County
  • 2006Lydia Beck Buckingham, Black Hawk County
  • 2005Stephanie Miller Fayette County
  • 2004Courtney R. Barnes Adel, Madison County
  • 2003Jessie Hutcheson Morning Sun, Des Moines County
  • 2002Katie Lantz Lytton, Calhoun County
  • 2001Celeste Ogren Marcus, Cherokee County
  • 2000Katie Greiman Waterloo, Black Hawk County
  • 1999Abby Menke Cherokee, Cherokee County
  • 1998Leah Rae Campbell Rudd, Floyd County
  • 1997Rebecca Earles Traer, Tama County
  • 1996Lisa Ahrens Osage, Mitchell County
  • 1995Cindy Ahrens Hampton, Franklin County
  • 1994Lindzy Jones Aurelia, Cherokee County
  • 1993Julie Wolterman Danbury, Ida County
  • 1992Bobbi Jo Post Doon, Lyon County
  • 1991Tara Henderson West Des Moines, Polk County
  • 1990Amy Bryant Aurelia, Cherokee County
  • 1989Ann Jennett Early, Sac County
  • 1988Lisa Waldon Clarion, Wright County
  • 1987Andrea Pruessner Rockford, Cerro Gordo County
  • 1986Emily Cline West Liberty, Muscatine County
  • 1985Brenda Johnson Slater, Polk County
  • 1984Debra Graham Ida Grove, Ida County
  • 1983Lori White Plainfield, Bremer County
  • 1982Colleen Martin Huxley, Story County
  • 1981Jill Kelley Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County
  • 1980Teri Lynn Hodnefield Radcliffe, Hardin County
  • 1979Jeanne McGreevey Ackley, Hardin County