The 12 young women who will compete for the title of Minnesota’s 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way have been named, paving the way for each of them to have their likenesses carved in blocks of butter during the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.
Minnesota’s county dairy princesses will gather May 19-21, concluding a leadership development weekend with the announcement of the 12 finalists for the next Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
Haley (HAY lee) Hinrichs (HIN ricks), a 19-year-old college student from Goodhue, Minnesota, representing Goodhue County, was crowned the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Aug. 24.
Next week, Minnesota’s dairy community will kick off the Great Minnesota Get-Together by celebrating the coronation of the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way. On Wednesday evening, Aug. 24, reigning Princess Kay, Kyla Mauk of Howard Lake representing Wright County, will pass her crown on to one of 12 county dairy princesses vying for the title.
There’s lots of dairy to dig into at the Minnesota State Fair this year. Visitors to the Dairy Goodness Bar will be able to enjoy the winner of Midwest Dairy Association’s second annual “Flavor of the Fair” contest: the Call It Breakfast malt or sundae. They can also make flavor suggestions for next year while watching the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way and the 11 finalists have their likenesses carved in butter.
Meet the candidates for the 2016 Princess Kay of the Milky Way.