Princess Kay of the Milky Way
The young woman who serves as Minnesota's dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest almost sixty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long.
Princess Kay Highlights
Kyla (KAY la) Mauk (MAWK), a 19-year-old college student from Howard Lake, Minn., representing Wright County, was crowned the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, August 26.
Next week, Minnesota's dairy community will kick off the great Minnesota Get-Together by celebrating the coronation of the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way. On Wednesday evening, August 26, reigning Princess Kay, Jeni Haler of Norwood Young America representing Carver County, will pass her crown on to one of 12 county dairy princesses vying for the title.
Meet the 2015 Princess Kay of the Milky Way candidates.
The selection of 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds on Sunday, May 17, in St. Cloud has paved the way for crowning Minnesota’s 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the dairy industry’s official goodwill ambassador.
An annual gathering of Minnesota’s county dairy princesses will conclude with the announcement of the 12 finalists for the next Princess Kay of the Milky Way at a luncheon beginning at 12 noon on Sunday, May 17, at St. Cloud State’s Atwood Center. More than 60 dairy princesses are expected to attend the weekend of workshops preceding the announcement, with most of the group competing for the finalist positions.