Pulaski County’s 4-H Fair Queen, Stacy Gudas, was the 3rd runner up in the State Fair Queen Pageant held over the weekend. Erika Elaine Burghardt of Tippecanoe County topped 87 other contestants to earn the title of Miss Indiana State Fair. The event was held in the Pepsi Coliseum. Burghardt, a Mulberry native, is the third Tippecanoe County Queen to win the State Fair title and the first since 1996.
She will spend next summer traveling the state representing the State Fair at various county fairs and other events.
Emily Mishler of Elkhart County was the 1st runner up, and Fayeann Hurley of Jackson County was 2nd runner up.
Miss Congeniality was Patricia Musall of Vermillion County. Lauren Jernas of Starke County was also a contestant in the pageant.