Boulder County Fair will not crown a new Fair Queen this year.  The death of Lady in Waiting Ashley Doolittle, who would have been crowned queen at the end of the fair in late August, has changed things.

Instead of a queen crowned at the end of the fair, the honor and title will remain Ashley's. There will be a ceremony which will see the sash placed on her horse and saddle.

They will crown a lady in waiting and two princesses. The princess program was Ashley's idea, and this will be the first year of doing it, so it'll be called the Ashley Doolittle Princess Program. Mikaela Kugel has been the Boulder County Fair Queen since August 2015, and she will remain so through the end of this year's fair.