Rules & Regulations
Contestants will limit themselves to one piercing in each earlobe. All other visible piercing – ear or body – must be removed during practices, pageant night, and if she is crowned Miss Crawford County - during all official appearances. All visible tattoos must be covered with clothing or body makeup during practices, pageant night, and if she is crowned Miss Crawford County - during all official appearances.
During the judged pageant, the contestant must agree to:
The Queen’s Court, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up, and Miss Congeniality are encouraged to participate in Fair Week activities including 4-H shows and evening grandstand events.
Miss Crawford County Fair Queen
Directors: Michelle Weger & Kaleigh White
618-554-0562 | 618-554-4344
Duties, Responsibilities & Expectations of the Miss Crawford County Fair Queen:
The queen will represent the Crawford County Fair at, but not limited to, the following functions:
The 2019 queen will serve as the official hostess for the Crawford County Fair July 20-27, 2019
-She will be present Monday through Thursday at all judged 4H shows and the Livestock auction (Times TBA) to hand out ribbons to participants
-She will be present each night for the Grandstand events Sunday through Friday (Times TBA)
-She will remain present until dismissed by her Co-Directors at all events during Fair Week
-She will dress appropriately for all events. No short shorts, no revealing tops. Crown and Sash are required for all appearances during Fair Week
-She will be chaperoned by Michelle or Kaleigh, or an approved adult during Fair Week
-These are often early mornings and late nights so make sure to eat during the day and/or bring a light snack and water
Surrounding County Fair Queen Pageants (Summer)
-She will represent Crawford County at area county fair queen pageants
-She will be chaperoned by Michelle, Kaleigh or an approved adult
-She will wear a knee length non-formal, summer dress, heels or wedges, and crown and sash. No rompers, strapless dresses, or short or low cut dresses allowed
-She will be required to have her hair and makeup done for the event
-She will sit with visiting queens and her chaperone at all times and will not go anywhere alone
County Fair Day at the Illinois State Fair – Director’s Lawn, Springfield (August)
-This is a day trip, we will leave early in the morning and be home in the evening. She will be chaperoned by Michelle and Kaleigh. Family members are welcome to attend, however tickets must be pre-ordered during our fair week
-All county fair queens will be present
-She will wear a knee length professional dress pre-approved by Co-Directors, heels, appropriate jewelry, and her crown and sash
-She will be required to have her hair and makeup done. It is usually hot, so an updo is fine
-She will need to bring a comfortable outfit and shoes to walk around the State Fair. No rompers, short shorts or revealing tops are allowed
-We will stay at the State Fair for a few hours to walk around and grab something to eat
-This is a great opportunity to make new friends that she will be spending her year with
County Parade Appearances
-She is required to appear in the following area parades: Flat Rock Homecoming, Palestine Labor Day, Robinson Heath Harvest Festival, Oblong Spooktacular, Robinson Christmas
-Co-Directors will take care of registration process, then let her know locations and times to meet for parade lineup
-She is required to wear an evening gown that has been approved by Co-Directors
-She is required to have hair and makeup done and wear her crown and sash, with the appropriate jewelry
-She does not have to throw candy, but if she decides to she must supply it
-She must provide her own transportation during the parade
Queen’s Luncheon at the DuQuoin State Fair - DuQuoin (August)
-She will be chaperoned by Michelle & Kaleigh for this event
-This could potentially be an overnight trip, we may stay in Salem, IL with Michelle’s mother, Karen the night before (We will return home after the event).
-She will wear a knee length, professional dress pre-approved by Co-Directors, heels, and crown and sash
-She will be required to have her hair and makeup done with appropriate jewelry
-She will need to bring a comfortable outfit and shoes to walk around the DuQuoin State Fair. No rompers, short shorts or revealing tops are allowed
-This is a great opportunity to visit with other fair queens in a smaller setting
IAAF Southern Zone Meeting – Salem (November)
-She will be required to wear a two-piece business suit, pre-approved by Co-Directors, Taupe heels, minimal jewelry, and her crown and sash
-She will participate in a 4 minute, mock-interview held by IPDA
- This could potentially be an overnight trip, again we may stay in Salem, IL with Michelle’s mother, Karen (We will return home after the event).
-She will turn in her scrapbook she has made on her year as Miss Crawford County Fair Queen thus far to be judged
-This is a great opportunity to visit with other fair queens in a smaller setting
Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant – Springfield (January 2019) Thursday - Sunday
-She will be required to represent Crawford County at the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant as a part of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) Convention
-She will be chaperoned by Michelle & Kaleigh
-She will compete in the areas of interview, evening gown, swimsuit, and speech and perform a production number that is not judged
-The queen’s state pageant wardrobe will be approved by Co-Directors. A state pageant wardrobe shopping trip will be scheduled as soon as possible to allow time for ordering and alterations
-She will be required to have: a floor-length evening gown, 2 or more 2-piece business suits, taupe closed-toe heels, a 1-piece swimsuit, pageant jewelry, several professional dresses/pants and top, panty hose, and other undergarments
-Hair and makeup for the entire event will be determined by appropriateness, practiced beforehand, and approved by Co-Directors. A trial hair and makeup appointment will be scheduled
-Family and Friends will be allowed to spend a few minutes with the queen to wish her well, after she is completely ready to go downstairs for the preliminaries on Saturday. They will be able to visit afterwards
-She will attend the Queen’s Brunch Sunday morning and then will rest and prepare for the Finals on Sunday night during the afternoon. Family and Friends will be allowed to spend a few minutes with the queen to wish her well, after she is completely ready to go downstairs for the Finals competition that evening
-Every day is an early morning and a late night, eating and drinking throughout the day are important to maintain energy levels
Co-Directors, Michelle & Kaleigh, will have the final say on all events or appearances. Co-Directors must approve any extra events and/or appearances beforehand. Other community events including but not limited to: Farm Bureau Picnic, Spooktacular Festival, UnitedWay functions, UnitedWay Heath Harvest Festival 5K, Teeny-Tiny Tea Party are required events once scheduled by Co-Directors. Dates, times, and other details will be discussed.
The Queen’s wardrobe for events and appearances must be appropriate for the event and approved ahead of time by Co-Directors. Formal Gowns are REQUIRED for parades *unless weather inhibits. Hair and makeup must be done.
Crown and Queen’s Sash are REQUIRED and must be on at ALL times during appearances, over clothing.
She will be required to join the Class of 2019 Fair Queen’s Facebook Page upon request.
In the event of illness, family emergency, funerals, the queen shall be excused from the event. The first runner up may be allowed to represent the Crawford County Fair at the event as approved by the Co-Directors.
The queen will not partake of alcoholic beverages and recreational/illegal drugs, and will refrain from smoking at all times. She will not post inappropriately to her own or to other’s (i.e. nudity, suggestive outfits or poses) to her social media accounts (Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and will refrain from using profanity when commenting or posting on any social media accounts.
The queen is expected to conduct herself appropriately at all times during her reign. Any official reports of misconduct of the fair queen will result in immediate dismissal at the discretion of the pageant directors and/or fair board.
She will be required to surrender her crown, sash, and ALL cash prizes in the amount of the total winnings immediately and the first runner up will then be eligible for the title.
Any other photographic sessions or photos released wearing the crown and/or sash representing the Crawford County Fair must also be approved (including senior pictures).
Co-Directors will approve and have final say concerning the Queen’s wardrobe (evening gown, business suit, swimsuit), any necessary alterations, hairstyles, and makeup to all events and appearances, including the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant.
The retiring queen will not choose the theme, decorations, music, grand entrance vehicles, or practice agenda for the following year’s pageant. She may be allowed to choose a theme color with the co-directors approval.
Good moral character is expected at all times by the queen. If she displays poor moral character or is disrespectful to co-directors, fair board members/volunteers or any reports of such occur at any time during her reign, the pageant directors, under the discretion of the fair board, have the right and obligation to remove the title if integrity is not upheld.
The manner in which the Crawford County Fair Queen conducts herself should always be that of respect for herself, the Crawford County Fair, and its fair board, at all times during her reign. If at any time the Crawford County Fair Board and pageant directors feel that any of the rules or duties have been broken it is at their discretion to relieve the reigning queen of her title. It is required that she immediately return all cash received, prizes, and crown and sash to pageant co-directors IMMEDIATELY.
The Crawford County Fair Queen is an employee of the Crawford County Fair Board. She is expected to conduct herself in a professional manner at all times and fulfill her required duties. She represents Crawford County and the Crawford County Fair and she must do so with respect and honor for herself and her title.
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