The Jackson County Fair now seeks candidates for this year’s fair.

Contestants must be age 16-21 and reside in Jackson County. They must submit a resume in addition to a 250- to 500-word description of themselves and why they want to be fair queen.

Candidates will be interviewed by the Fair Board July 15. The queen will be announced July 23.

The fair queen receives $200. First runner-up receives $100 and second runner-up receives $50.

Fair queen candidates are asked to ride in the parade and assist at the grandstand during the Hells Bells and Kip Moore concerts.

The fair queen will represent Jackson County at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 8-18, with the opportunity to win more than $3,500 in individual cash awards. The Jackson County Fair Association will pay the expenses.

For more information, call the fair office at 563-652-4282.