The history of Marion County Fair Queens!

The Marion County Fair Queen Pageant began its annual tradition in 1958 and we are nearing its 60th Anniversary.  With that, we wanted to create an archive.

Below is the list of past Queen’s… if you are on the list or know someone on it… we’d love to have you share photos from when you were crowned or during your time at the fair.  Please email those to [email protected] with the subject line Queen archive and we’ll post them on this page and on the Marion County Fair Queen Facebook page!

Marion County Fair Queen’s by year!

** also was crowned Indiana State Fair Queen

1958 – Janice Cook
1959 – Becky Sue Harris
1960 – Sandy Norquist
1961 – Susan Bristow **
1962 – Carole Adams
1963 – Dee Anna Malaska
1964 – Nancy Edwards
1965 – Linda Hensley
1966 – Janice Ellen Garrity
1967 – Brenda Cheek
1968 – Judith Kay Smith **
1969 – Diana Thompson
1970 – Marilyn Jane Bray
1971 – Brenda Slack
1972 – Pamela Oldham
1973 – Diane Elam
1974 – Susan Blankenbaker
1975 – Elaine Brewer
1976 – Denise Arlene Maulsby
1977 – Sharon Blankenbaker
1978 – Cynthia Netter
1979 – Lori Bailey
1980 – Angie Doty
1981 – Ellen Elizabeth Turner **
1982 – Melanie Campbell
1983 – Meri Lyn Buker
1984 – Debbie Marks
1985 – Pamela Jones
1986 – Karen Shurcliff
1987 – Elizabeth Rees
1988 – Tonya Wood
1989 – Jennifer Deerberg
1990 – Nicole Lee
1991 – Reka Schloegel
1992 – Nicole Gary
1993 – Leslie Smith
1994 – Katherine Haddix
1995 – Heather Hopkins
1996 – Jennifer Moyer
1997 – Lynette Kiser
1998 – Sarah Williams
1999 – Alicia Branch
2000 – Amy Tielking
2001 – Crystal DuBridge
2002 – Amanda Evans
2003 – Meredith Dolk
2004 – Tara Presley
2005 – Shayna Taylor
2006 – Kimberly Rhodes
2007 – Brooke Brown
2008 – Lindsey Kendall
2009 – Molly Shannon
2010 – Jordan McHenry
2011 – Melanie Gardner
2012 – Kayla Sullivan
2013 – Kayla Bruner
2014 – Ashley Layman
2015 – Lauren Frank
2016 – Maggie Glowinski
2017 – Kaitlyn Kendall