2013 Marion County Fair Queen Applications are now available in area high school offices and at the Knoxville Raceway Office. The Marion County Fair Queen Competition is open to girls ages 16-21. Organizer Codi Pracher says it offers a great way to practice interview skills and public speaking. The Queen will go on to represent Marion County at the Iowa State Fair. Applicants do not need to be members of 4-H or FFA. Applications are due on Friday, May 3 and the Marion County Fair Queen Competition is scheduled for Saturday, July 6.