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Queen Contest Information

23rd Annual Bedford County Fair Queen Contest
Entry deadline - May 15, 2024
Sunday - 5:00 p.m. - Bedford Ford Show Arena
Charmain: Beverly Stanton (814-623-0800)
Committee: Ashley Fetters, Josh Fetters, Haley Feaster, Tawnya Wigfield, and Peggy Zembower

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.

Contestants must:
● Be a resident of Bedford County
● Must be born a female between the ages of 16 and 21 by June 1, 2024
● Have her parent’s/guardian’s consent
● 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 2025, 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 single, never married, have had no children and must not marry or become pregnant during her reign.
● Only complete applications will be accepted.

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)

Please attach the following items to your application:
1. Resume
2. Essay - 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.

Completed Applications can be:
Emailed to
Mailed to 112 East Pitt Street Bedford, PA 15522
Dropped off at Beverly’s Touch of Class, 112 East Pitt Street, Bedford

Contestants must attend a “Contestant Tea” at Beverly's Touch of Class, 112 East Pitt St., on June 1, at 2:00 pm.
At this tea, the contestants will learn more about the contest, review the Code of Conduct agreement, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Dress attire for the tea should be business casual. All contestants will receive an individual gift.
The winner and runner-up will receive a cash award. All contestants will have the opportunity to promote the Fair throughout the week. A schedule of fair events will be provided to all contestants following the contest. All contestants must be available for miscellaneous duties at Fair even if not chosen as queen.
The Bedford County Fair Queen will participate in the PA Fair Queen Contest at the PSACF Convention at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA, in January 2025 and be eligible to win a college scholarship.
If you have questions, please call: Beverly Stanton, Chairperson at 814-623-0800.

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Beverly's Touch of Class
Giant Eagle
Peggy Zembower
Stoneham's Motorsports, Inc.
West Central Equipment
The Felix Family
Loving Touch Flower Shop & Gifts
Bedford Candies
Next Door
Bedford Tavern/Delightful Ewe
Bedford County Regional Education Foundation
Rainbow Acres Concessions
Live Well Chiropractic

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