St. Clair and Bentley named Fiesta royalty

Traditional dancing was part of the Grand Entrance at the 2017 Mexican Festival in Fort Madison. This year's event has been cancelled at this point due to funding woes. PCC file photo by Chuck Vandenberg


FORT MADISON – The 95th Annual Mexican Fiesta runs through Saturday night in the neighborhood of 34th and Avenue Q.

Friday night featured the crowning of the Mexican Fiesta Queen and Princess. Amanda St. Clair, 15 and Maleena Bentley, 9, earned the honors this year. Following the announcements dance troups performed traditional Latin American dancing followed by music, food, carnival events.

The Fiesta continues tonight with a street dance, carnival and the popular traditional food offerings and the beer garden.

Nine-year-old Maleena Bentley accepts her crown and flowers after being named the 2017 Mexican Fiesta Princess Friday evening during festivities on the Fiesta grounds at 34th and Avenue Q. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Amanda St. Clair, 15, received her robe, tiara and flowers after she was named the 2017 Mexican Fiesta Queen Friday night. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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