Chloe Weidenbach (née Plass), the first Adams County Fair Queen, will serve as the Grand Marshal at the 2019 Adams County Fair July 31 – Aug. 4. Weidenbach was crowned the Adams County Fair Queen in 1950 at the age of 16. Since then, she has been an advocate for the Adams County Fair royalty program and all the young women who continue to pass the torch.
“Chloe has always been a role model and leader within the royalty program and has been a continued supporter of the fair,” said Casandra Vossler, Adams County Fair Manager. “She’s a ‘fairmiliar’ face and is a true representation of what it means to carry on a legacy.”
Weidenbach was born in Denver and moved to Westminster as a child onto a horse property. She was an active member of the 4-H club in Westminster and showed horses and sheep. Today, Weidenbach still rides horses in honor of her late husband, Eldon, and even has a horse that is 38 years old.
“The 1950 fair was on a much smaller scale compared to the fair these days,” said Weidenbach. “There was a lot of competition to be crowned the Adams County Fair Queen, 19 young women to be exact, and I was honored to be chosen.”
Weidenbach will lead the Adams County Fair Parade on Saturday, July 27, at 9:30 a.m. For more information about the Adams County Fair, visit adamscountyfair.com.