Over the weekend, Miss Vanderburgh County County, Tate Fritchley was crowned the 58th Indiana State Fair Queen. Miss Indiana State Fair 2016 was selected over 86 other contestants after three days of judging. The Indiana State Fair Queen plays a key role in promoting the Indiana State Fair by traveling nearly 6,500 miles during June and July to approximately 45 counties in preparation for the Indiana State Fair Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial, August 5-21, 2016.
The 10 finalist include:
|1st Runner Up||Miss Whitley County, Alivia Roberts|
|2nd Runner Up||Miss Boone County, Shelby Lamb|
|3rd Runner Up||Miss Putnam County, Kristen Stevens|
|4th Runner Up||Miss Madison County, Courtney Hinton|
|Miss Fountain County, Tilly Marlatt|
|Miss Steuben County, Daisy Dallas|
|Miss Adams County, Jessica Ripley|
|Miss Johnson County, Samantha Morris|
|Miss Allen County, Erica Hoot|
|Miss Congeniality||Miss Wells County, Emily Bertsch|
Miss Indiana State Fair, Tate Fritchley, is currently a senior at Evansville North High School and a proud 10 year 4-H member of the Horse and Pony Club. Fritchley plans to study Physical Therapy at the University of Evansville this fall. Fritchley is the second representative of Vanderburgh County to be selected Indiana State Fair Queen, preceded by Karen Koester in 1974.
This year’s judges included Adam Kallick, of Centaur Gaming, Kimberly Swabsin, Indiana State Fair Queen 1988, and Beth Vaughn, RTV6 Good Morning Indiana.
This weekend the 2016 State Fair theme, Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial was announced at the Indiana Association of Fairs (INAF) Convention. As the State of Indiana prepares to celebrate 200 years of Hoosier heritage the 2016 Indiana State Fair will also join in the festivities. Fairgoers can look forward to several exhibits and special features that highlight our state’s history, art and tradition