Osage Graduate Wins State Fair Queen Title

August has been a busy month for an 18-year-old from northern Iowa who is the 2022 Iowa State Fair Queen. Mary Ann Fox of Osage was crowned the queen of the Mitchell County Fair on August 3rd and 10 days later she won this year’s State Fair Queen contest.

She does not consider herself a pageant person.

Fox graduated from Osage High School this spring. As state fair queen, she has been awarded $8,000 in scholarship money.

Fox was recently elected as a regional officer in the Future Farmers of America officer. Her dad raises corn and cattle.

The job of State Fair Queen means Fox is spending a fair amount of time in the livestock rings, handing out ribbons to exhibitors showing all sorts of animals.

Fox has attended the state fair all her life but has never been an exhibitor. Fox was crowned State Fair Queen last Saturday night and she says there was a bit of a mad dash soon after.

The final day of the 2022 Iowa State Fair is Sunday, but Fox will continue in her role through the opening weekend of the 2023 State Fair. She’s planning to visit as many county fairs and events next summer as she can.


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