The Delaware County Fair will be crowning new royalty in just a few weeks – and tonight, the candidates will be participating in the royalty contest.
This year’s Queen candidates are Ellie Recker of Dyersville, Lexie Rieken of Manchester, Krista Ries of Earlville, Leah Ries of Earlville and Gracie Weeks of Ryan. This year’s King candidate is Andrew Salas of Manchester.
Due to the pandemic, there was no royalty contest last year – so the current royalty has spent the past two years representing the Delaware County Fair. The current royalty, crowned in 2019, is Delaware County Fair Queen Shelby March, King Grant Schnieders and Princess Macy Loecke.
A new King, Queen and Princess will be crowned at the Delaware County Fair prior to the ZZ Top concert on Friday night, July 16th.
The public is welcome to attend tonight’s contest at 7 pm at the Delaware County Community Center at the fairgrounds in Manchester.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH