Welcome to the Stephenson County Fair 2017! I hope you have grabbed some fans and a Lemon Shake-Up because these fairgrounds are hot, both in temperature and in excitement! From the thrilling rides to the yummy food to the neat livestock shows and much more, you are in for a real treat this year.
This past year serving as your 2016 Miss Stephenson County Fair Queen has been life changing. I was blessed to see a whole new perspective of all the hard work that goes into this amazing fair and community with contributions from the fair board members, the vendors, the volunteers, the entertainers, the showmen, and the fairgoers like you! I was also granted the chance to gain two new amazing sisters, my Fair Court, Lindsey and Gemma, who made this year even more fun and amazing and who I will hold close to my heart for years to come.
Overall, this year has shown me two main things, how amazing this community and the people in it are and the plentiful things Stephenson County has to offer. Big and small, I have seen people and events grow bigger and cause even more good change in this community more than ever before, and it blows my mind every day. I am glad I got to witness it firsthand this year and cannot wait for this community and fair to keep growing in the future. Take in every moment of this wonderful fair and keep your eyes open to the many opportunities it can bring you. It has brought me so much happiness and joy the past ninteteen years I've ventured around the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, especially this past year.