Miss South Dakota State Fair

Reigning Miss South Dakota State Fair Laney Titze

Miss South Dakota State Fair Laney Titze

Born and raised in Mitchell, SD, Laney Titze is a sophomore elementary education major at Dakota Wesleyan University. She runs her own photography business Sunflower Lane, LLC, and she works jobs at Vantage Point Solutions, Mitchell Radio Group, and tutoring at DWU. At DWU, she is a part of McGovern Engagement Group, Future Teachers Organization, and Conservation Club. In her free time, she loves taking photos, reading, and creating art.

Laney started competing in the Miss South Dakota Organization during her freshman year of high school, and she has held four local titles: Miss Railroad Junction’s Outstanding Teen 2018,  Miss Coyote Country’s Outstanding Teen 2019, Miss Rolling Plains 2021, and now Miss State Fair 2023! Holding the title of Miss State Fair has been one of Laney’s dreams!

Laney’s social impact initiative is called Art For All! She is currently working on achieving 501(c)3 nonprofit status for her initiative. She has visited over 30 classrooms across Southeast South Dakota to teach students about the arts. In addition, she has hosted and volunteered in over 15 events that brought families together through the arts. To follow her journey, check her out on Instagram and Facebook @missstatefair2023! 

Reigning Miss South Dakota State Fair Outstanding Teen Karina Novotny

Karina Novotny

Hello, my name is Karina Novotny. I am your 2023 Miss State Fair's Outstanding Teen! I look forward to my upcoming year of service representing the South Dakota State Fair under my social impact initiative of Adoption Advocacy. I am the only girl out of the five children in our family. My hobbies include: baking, cross country, volunteering with children, drag racing, dancing, public speaking, and defending American freedoms.

I have enjoyed performing on stage since I started ballet at age two, but since then have continued with community theater, fire hooping performances, and even as an actress in the Black Hills Film Festival.

I have a passion for 4-H and the benefits it gives to children. I grew up participating in 4-H shooting sports, talent shows, fashion review, rabbit showing, art, and community service. Many of my fondest childhood memories were from my years participating in 4-H camps, dances, and fairs.

It will be fun to cheer on all those who will be competing at the 2023 South Dakota State Fair whether that be in 4-H or your next Miss State Fair scholarship Competition. I look forward to getting back on the thrilling rides, and enjoying all of the delicious food, (cotton candy is my all-time favorite)!

Interested in competing in the Miss South Dakota State Fair Scholarship Competition?

  • Headshot photo (electronic)
  • Proof of South Dakota residency and school fall schedule
  • Miss/Teen Resume
  • Platform Statement
  • Local Pageant Contract for State Fair Scholarship Pageant, signed and notorized

If Miss: CMNH donations total of $100 electronically submitted on www.missamerica4kids.org website
If Teen: entrance fee
Indicate if you need a host home. 
Contestant Forms and Paperwork
Children’s Miracle Network Information for Contestants

Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Competition Director
Carolyn & Monica Knutson
(605) 690-2390