Missouri State Fair Queens

2023 Missouri State Fair Queen Contest

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Miss Elsie Kigar Crowned 2022 Missouri State Fair Queen

Miss Elsie Kigar was named the 2022 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held Aug. 11. Miss Kigar received the highest score of 41 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition, held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Miss Kigar will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year.

Miss Kigar is 17-years-old and attends Scotland County R-1 and will be a senior in the fall. As Queen, she will receive a $2,000 scholarship to continue her education. Miss Kigar entered as Miss Scotland County and is the daughter of Jim and Alisa Kigar.

Miss Kigar is most looking forward to “talking to non-agriculturalist and educating them about the agricultural industry as much as I can.”

Miss Kigar enjoys working on her family’s farm, shooting trap, hunting, sewing, and cooking.

Participants in the queen pageant were judged in multiple areas including interview, speech, talent and evening gown.

Miss Lincoln County, Grace Rhodes, was named first runner-up and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Second runner-up went to Miss Carroll County, Rachel Holt, who will receive a $500 scholarship. The third runner-up honor went to Miss Cooper County, Caroline Herigon, who will receive a $350 scholarship, and the fourth runner-up honor went to Miss Clinton FFA, Lauren Bailey, who will receive a $250 scholarship.

Recognition plaques went to contestants ranking highest in each of the four competitive categories: Miss Holt received top ranking in Interview; Miss Rhodes received top ranking in Speech; Miss Clark County Erin Bash received top ranking in Evening Gown; and Miss Herigon received top ranking in Talent.

Photo of Miss Kigar available for download from the Fair’s Flickr page.

Caption – Miss Elsie Kigar of Bible Grove was crowned the 2022 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held Thursday, Aug. 11, during the State Fair. Miss Kigar is the 17-year-old daughter of Jim and Alisa Kigar and is a senior at Scotland County R-1.

Past Missouri State Fair Queens

2021 Missouri State Fair Queen Rosie Lenz
2021
Rosie Lenz
Chloe Momphard
2019
Chloe Momphard
Troy
2018
Samantha Nelson
Higbee
Natalie Ayers
2017
Natalie Ayers
Green City
Lani Ogle
2016
Lani Ogle
Sarcoxie
Destiny Reed
2015
Destiny Reed
Palmyra
Hannah Keene, 2014 MSF Queen
2014
Hannah Keene
Warrenton
2013
Ashley Bauer
Warrenton
2012
Emily Wood
Palmyra
2011
Meredith Jones
Dawn
2010
Megan Westhoff
Memphis
2009
Samantha Wilkerson
Paris
2008
Whitney Wallace
Clinton
2007
Katie Allen
Marceline
2006
Tyne Morgan
Lexington
2005
Megan Perry
Bethel
Leah Reid, MSF Queen 2004
2004
Leah Reid
Sweet Springs
2003
Staci Holland
Halfway
2002
Kelly Rohlfing
Fayette
2001
Amanda Dyke
Moberly
2000
Carrie Cowgill
Columbia
1999
Lori Reid
Sweet Springs
1998
Cheri Thornhill
Troy
1997
Denette Roderick
Lebanon
1996
Tracey Reynolds
Queen City
1995
Shelly Beemer
Chillicothe
1994
Lisa Stottlemyre
Trenton
1993
Amy Schneider
Fayette
1992
Leann Murphy
Hannibal
1991
Amber Green
Steelville
1990
Nina Kay Donovan
Holliday
1989
Sarah Shively
Shelbyville
1988
Sheryl Huecker
Bunceton
1987
Paige Schroeder
Marshall
1986
Wendi Elliott
New Cambria
1985
Mary Hamilton
Carthage
Katherine Mitchell, MSF queen 1984
1984
Katherine Mitchell
Lexington