Sweet 16

Sweet Sixteen contestants are the official hostesses of the Reunion.

Each contestant volunteers in numerous positions around the Old Threshers grounds, such as assisting our guests, answering questions, and lending a helping hand to our many non-profit organizations’ booths. Each of the contestants is judged on their volunteerism, a presentation along with an interview, knowledge of Old Threshers, and their overall hospitality. The Sweet Sixteen contestants can be seen at the Harvest Parade, at the Carousel, the Paul Anderson Building, and strolling the grounds in the period dress for women of the late 1800s to early 1900s who lived in the Midwest and worked on their local farms.

If you are interested in having fun, meeting new people, and becoming a Miss Sweet Sixteen, please get in touch with Midwest Old Threshers at 319-385-8937. Or Click Here: 2024 Sweet Sixteen Application

Participants must be 16 years old during the Reunion. 8/29/24 thru 9/2/24


2023 Sweet Sixteen Winners

Miss Sweet 16

Charissa Wissmann

Milford, Nebraska

First Runner-Up

Megan Lee

New London, Iowa

Second Runner-Up

Kaylee Knerr

Brighton, Iowa

Miss Volunteer

Alexa Fuller

Mount Pleasant, Iowa