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Fair Queen Application

County Queen Contest

2023/2024 Bedford County Fair Queen
Ryelee Grimes
The purpose of this contest is to encourage the promotion of agricultural Fairs and to create better relations between youth and adults in both rural and urban settings.

22nd Annual Bedford County Fair Queen Contest

Entry deadline - June 1, 2023
Sunday - 5:00 p.m. - Bedford Ford Show Arena
Superintendant: Beverly Stanton (623-0800)
Committee: Ashley Fetters, Josh Fetters, Lois Yoder, Haley Feaster, Tawnya Wigfield, and Peggy Zembower

Contestants must:
● Be a resident of Bedford County
● Be 16 to 20 years of age on June 1, 2023
● Have her parent’s/guardian’s consent
● Sign a Code of Conduct agreement
● Attend Fair events throughout fair week even if not chosen as queen.
● Attend community organization events to promote the Bedford County Fair
● Attend the PA State Fair Convention, January 2024, in Hershey, PA if the Queen
● Not be a former local Fair Queen winner or former State Fair Queen contestant
● Not hold any other title for another commodity group or pageant
● Be of good moral character
● Be single, never married, have had no children and must not marry or become pregnant during her reign.

Please attach the following items to your application:
1. Resume
2. Essay
a. In 300 words or less, share your thoughts on “What My Fair Means to my Community?”
3. A picture of yourself. This picture will be used in the program.
4. A short biography. This biography will be used in the program.

The contest consists of:
1. A written essay on the topic "What My Fair Means To My Community", submitted with biographical information/application.
2. A personal interview.
3. Evening gown competition.
4. Question/answer period during contest.
5. Speech presentation "Why You Should Come To My Fair". (3-5 minutes)

First Prize: $500 Scholarship
Second Prize: $100 Scholarship

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Giant Eagle
Peggy Zembower
Dwayne Hay
Crowns and sashes sponsored by Beverly Stanton, Beverly's Touch of Class
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