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Six vie for Humboldt County Fair Queen

Humboldt County has six candidates for fair queen with the judging to be this Saturday at the Humboldt County Events Center, and the coronation to take place at the fair grandstand on Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. The candidates from left, are: Alyssa Nehring of Humboldt, Emma Bennett of Humboldt, Kaitlyn Daisy of Dakota City, Katie Zabel of Renwick, Lauren Friesth of rural Humboldt and Rebecca Wilhelm of Hardy.

The judging for 2014 Humboldt County Fair Queen will take place this Saturday, July 19, at 9 a.m. at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Events Center. The judging is open to the public. The coronation will take place on Wednesday night, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the grandstand. Admission is free. The Humboldt County Fair is July 22-28.
The six queen candidates include Emma Bennett of Humboldt, Lauren Friesth of rural Humboldt, Kaitlyn Daisy of Dakota City, Alyssa Nehring of Humboldt, Rebecca Wilhelm of Hardy, and Katie Zabel of Renwick. The Humboldt County Fair Queen competition is being coordinated by the Humboldt Business and Professional Women (BPW) and is sponsored by the Humboldt County Fair Board.
The candidates will be competing for $1,000 in scholarship money to be awarded to the queen and $250 to be awarded to the runner-up.
The 2014 Humboldt County Fair kicks off this Tuesday, July 22. Evening grandstand events will feature harness racing Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. The 4-H style show, Little Miss and Mr. contest and fair queen coronation is Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Comedian Tim Gabrielson in the grandstand Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Protect the Harvest tractor and pickup pull on Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m. The chuck wagon races on Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m., followed by the country band River Rock. On Sunday, July 27, Motocross motorcycle races begin at 10 a.m. with practice and hot laps followed by racing at 11 a.m. Sunday evening will feature the Tough Truck Challenge at 7 p.m., followed by the chainsaw auction and fireworks.
For more information on the Humboldt County Fair, see the special section in this week's Humboldt Independent newspaper.