August 9-12, 2018

Babies on Parade is Thursday, August 9th at 6:00 PM at the fairgrounds. No need to pre-register, just come to the Hall of Progress prior to the Little Miss Marcus Contest.  The child must be from newborn to 24 months and a resident of or related to a member of the MMC school district. Categories are: My Sunday Best, Athlete of the Year, Bathing Beauties and What I want to be when I grow up. To register, call Tonia Schmillen or Kristi Ames.​

2018 Little Miss Marcus Fair Contest 

​The Little Miss Marcus Fair Contest will once again take place Thursday August 9th, 6:00 pm at the Marcus Fair.  We are looking for girls 6-8 years old to participate.  These young ladies must be residents of the MMC school district.  Each girl will be judged in a sport/casual outfit and interviewed in a party dress.  All contestants will receive a t-shirt, Pizza Ranch mini pizza, $5 Marcus bucks and ride tickets.  Also, they will ride in the fair parade and present ribbons during the fair.  

Please send your entry to: Tonia Schmillen 418 W Cedar St Marcus, IA 51035 or Kristi Ames PO Box 614 Marcus, IA 51035 no later than July 24th.  Please include your child's name, age, birthdate, parents' names, phone number, address, a photo, and t-shirt size. We will contact you prior to the event to set up your daughters interview time.  Interviews will take place Thursday afternoon on August 10th prior to the contest.  We are excited to have the girls pick an escort to walk her up on stage in her party dress again this year.  This may be her father, grandfather, brothers, uncle or any special gentleman in her life.  You may email your questions to or

Little Miss Marcus is sponsored by the Marcus Fair Board.
Tonia Schmillen  376-4625
Kristi Ames  712-229-9300

​Babies on Parade​

Marcus Community Fair