2019 Queen Contest & 2018 Queen
The purpose of the Reading Fair Queen is to promote the Reading Fair, including its history and community impact, while educating the public about the local agricultural industry and strengthening the relationships among youth and adults in both rural and urban settings.
2018 Reading Fair Queen & Alternate
Kristen Johns(Queen) and Ayla Blatt(Alternate)
Kristin Johns is the 18-year-old daughter of Mark and Deb Johns of Bethel, PA. Kristin is currently working full-time at Dutch-Way Restaurant and milking at Tulpa-Canal Farm in Womelsdorf. She graduated in 2018 as a homeschooled student who attended AG classes at Tulpehocken High School. In high school, Kristin served as the FFA sentinel, played soccer, and served two years on Student Council at her homeschool co-op. She has been a member of 4-H, serving numerous years as either treasurer or scrapbook chair, and she also served as a dairy ambassador for PDPPS. Kristin enjoys spending 'me with her project animals, reading, writing, eating ice cream, and playing piano.
Ayla Blatt is the 19-year-old daughter of Brian and Susan Blatt of Kutztown, PA. Ayla grew up in Berks County on her family’s small farm where they raise Guernsey cattle, Boer and dairy goats, as well as Boxer puppies. She is involved with the Berks County Dairy Promotion team, educating the public about the dairy industry and currently serves as a dairy ambassador. She is also active in the Holstein and Guernsey breed associations and serves on the Junior Advisory Committee for the PA Junior Holstein Association. In the PA Guernsey Youth Association, Ayla serves as the State President and is a National Guernsey Youth Director at Large. She enjoys competing in dairy bowl and dairy judging contests since the age of 11. Showing at the fairs is a summer tradition for her family participating in Kempton, Reading, Kutztown, and Allentown fairs. She is currently a student at Penn State University and majoring in Animal Science.