Fair Royalty

Weld County Fair Royalty

2017 Weld County Fair Royalty Court
The 2017 Weld County Fair Royalty Court was officially announced and crowned by Weld County Fair Board President Elijah Hatch on January 9th.

All three young ladies competed for their titles during the Royalty Contest, which included judging on public speaking, personal interviews and modeling. Through the end of the year, the Queen, Attendant and Princess will represent and promote Weld County Fair by making appearances and participating in a variety of events, parades and activities.

The Royalty court also hosts our "Royalty For A Day" program for youth 4-10 years old during the Weld County Fair. More information and application for the program is available under our Entries & Events section.

For more information about the Weld County Fair and the Royalty Program or to request an appearance, please visit contact Fair Coordinator Janet Konkel at 970-400-2085.

Download Royalty Contest Packet and Application.

Queen, Lindsey Leafgren

Picture of Lindsey LeafgrenHi everyone! My name is Lindsey Leafgren, and I am extraordinarily excited to be representing Weld County as the 2017 Fair Queen. I am 17 years old and currently attend Eaton High School where I am involved in National Honor Society, Key Club and Troubadours Choir, and play varsity tennis. Outside of school, I love to play a lot of tennis and shoot my bow in my free time. I also enjoy reading, drawing, skiing, traveling, hanging out with friends, and being with my family.

My parents are Brad and Denise Leafgren; and my brother, Jackson, will be a freshman in the upcoming school year. We all love the fair and have been involved for multiple generations. This will be my eleventh year as a Weld County 4‐H member, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

I belong to the Country Boots and Skirts 4‐H Club in Eaton. In my club, I have held the offices of treasurer, vice president, and president. I have exhibited in both open and 4‐H vegetable crops, gardening, and horseless horse. My favorite project is archery where I have qualified and attended the state competition for three consecutive years. In 2016, I qualified for nationals. I am also a part of the Eaton/Galeton Citizenship Washington Focus group, and we have been fundraising for three years to go on our trip. I know that this will be a very worthwhile experience, and I would encourage others to do this as well.

Throughout my 4‐H and fair career, I have been blessed to meet a lot of great people along the way. It has provided me with the opportunity to serve and give back to my community that I would not have otherwise been able to experience. I would like to thank my 4‐H leaders, volunteers, sponsors, and everyone who participates in, and with, the fair who have made all of this possible. Thank you for all that you do for Weld County!

4‐H has played a significant role in my life for as long as I can remember. For multiple generations, my family has been involved in the organization which has spurred me on to achieve great things in all aspects of my life. Ever since I was a little girl, I have attended the Weld County Fair and had always admired the royalty as strong role models for younger generations. I will strive to be a positive influence, like those before me, with the hope that other will find an interest in the royalty program and the fair.

I hope that everyone has a great time at this year’s fair and I wish them luck on all of their projects. Feel free to come and say hi anytime during the fair. As the year goes on, we should all try to “make the best better” and “learn by doing” as the 4‐H motto and slogan state. See you all in July!

Attendant, Madison LaBorde

Picture of Madison LaBordeMy name is Madison LaBorde and I am the 2017 Weld County Fair Attendant. I am extremely happy to represent Weld County Fair. I am a Junior at Roosevelt High School in Johnstown. My favorite subjects are Human Anatomy, Chemistry and Pre‐calculus. I have many hobbies that I enjoy and they include traveling, reading, drawing and hanging out with my friends and family. Some of the places I have traveled to are Haiti, Mexico (three times), Hawaii (twice) and many other states. In 2018, I will be traveling to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with my high school.

I am the daughter of Dani LaBorde of Milliken, and Lann & Dominica LaBorde of Milliken. I have four younger siblings: Logan (brother), Codi (sister), Gabe (stepbrother), and a half sibling on the way!

When I am not in school, I am usually busy with 4‐H. I first became interested in 4‐H when my aunt took me to a meeting. Since that meeting I became involved in 4‐H and have grown as a whole. I participate in many different levels of 4‐H including my seven year membership in the Westward 4‐H Club. I have also participated in the Youth Executive Council for four years holding offices including reporter, secretary, and vice president which has afforded me the opportunity to attend Leadership Development Conference and state conferences. Additionally I have represented Weld County 4‐H as a senator for District 2 (Weld and Boulder County 4‐H) for two years.

I have done many different projects which include cake decorating, scrap booking, sewing and rabbits. My favorite would be rabbits because of the time I have spent with them. The reward of getting to hold and love the rabbits is great. Visual Arts is also a favorite because I get to be creative and artistic.

I am very thankful that I have had the opportunity to participate in 4‐H. This opportunity has helped me to develop the leadership skills I have. I could not imagine a summer without the crazy week of the Weld County Fair. Thank you to all who have supported and helped me to succeed as the 2017 Weld County Royalty Attendant. I appreciate all the support I have received. I am excited to see everyone at the Fair! Good luck and have fun with your projects!

Princess, Rachel Dumm

Picture of Rachel DummMy name is Rachel Dumm, and this year I am honored to serve as the 2017 Weld County Fair Princess. I am 13 years old and in eighth grade at Windsor Charter Academy. My parents are Martie and Rick Dumm. I have a sister, Kaitlyn and a brother, Jackson.

The subjects I enjoy in school are world history, music, Spanish and math. In the future, I plan to go to veterinary school at Colorado State University or to culinary school in Boulder. I have been a member of the Severance 4‐H club for 5 years and participate in many projects. The projects that I participate in are photography, baking, self‐determined and the horseless horse project. My brother and I compete in the performing arts contest annually.

I love 4‐H because there is so much to choose from and learning involved. 4‐H provides the option of learning many different skills. The skills that are learned improve over the years. I also love that 4‐H is not easy to do because there are challenges that you must overcome in order to succeed.

Along with 4‐H, I play basketball, tennis, golf and track. I am also a part of the National Junior Honor Society and on the Dean’s List. Some of my hobbies include baking, running, playing piano, participating in sports and being outside! I love playing around on our farm in Greeley and helping with the animals that we have. Since we moved a few years ago, my appreciation for agriculture has changed a lot. I know what it is like to work hard on a project and keep trying even when the going gets tough. I am also grateful for our farm animals. We have cows, sheep, and chickens.

I am extremely excited to promote the Weld County Fair. I have the opportunity to meet new people. I will be improving my leadership and public speaking skills this year as royalty. I am also looking forward to the packed schedule of fun. There will be many memorable events with all of the people that support us. This year, we are looking forward to seeing you at many of our events and especially the 99th annual Weld County Fair!