Royal Reunion Planned for Oregon State Fair


Royal Reunion Planned for Oregon State Fair

The Oregon Dairy Women Call a Reunion of all Past County and State Oregon Dairy Princesses

Oregon Dairy WomenFor over fifty years, young women have represented their local counties and the state dairy industry by serving as a dairy princess ambassador. On August 31, during the Oregon State Fair, the Oregon Dairy Women are calling a royal reunion. All state and county representatives are invited to dust off their crows and sashes and attend the festivities which will include photo and memory sharing and the opportunity to volunteer for a shift in the famed Red Barn.

The Oregon Dairy Women’s Red Barn has been a fixture of the Oregon State Fair for as long as most people can remember. The ice cream booth is often staffed with smiling princess ambassadors serving decadent dairy desserts. In addition to the princess-ambassador program, funds raised at the barn provide funding to 4-H, FFA, youth scholarships and other dairy and agriculture programs.

All past princesses are encouraged to contact Jessie DeJager to schedule their four-hour shift on the day of the event at 503-588-9092. The dairy women ask that you bring two photos (non-returnable) from your year to display publicly and your crown and sash if available.

Stop by and get a cone, shake, sundae or milk chug from current or past royalty!

About the Oregon Dairy Women:
Oregon Dairy Women (ODW) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization with the main objective to promote the dairy industry. The ODW mission is to promote greater use of all dairy foods through support of advertising and educational programs. The organization sponsors the Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador program which began in 1960 and crowns a new representative each January.


2013 Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador Kaitie Brawley serves an ice cream cone to excited customers at the Oregon State Fair. Kaitie and dozens of her comrades will unite during the state fair to work a shift in the red barn.


The Red Barn has been a staple of the Oregon State Fair for many years, serving hundreds of delicious ice cream, milkshakes, milk and other dairy deliciousness each day of the fair. Sales from these products provide the funding to support 4-H, FFA and other programs including the dairy princess-ambassador program.


54 years of State Dairy Princess-Ambassadors

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7.10.2014