Rules & Regulations
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.
Duties, Responsibilities & Expectations of Miss Crawford County Fair:
The newly crowned queen will serve as the official hostess for the Crawford County Fair July 21-28, 2018
The queen will represent the Crawford County Fair at, but not limited to, the following functions:
The 2017 queen will serve as the official hostess for the Crawford County Fair July 22-28, 2018
-She will be present Monday morning through Thursday afternoon at all judged 4H shows and livestock auction to hand out ribbons to participants
-She will be present each night for the evening Grandstand events Sunday through Friday
-She will remain present until dismissed by the directors at all events during Fair Week
-She will dress appropriately for all events. No short shorts or dresses, no low cut tops at any time. Closed toe shoes are required in the 4H arena (Sperrys, boots, etc.). Please wear shorts or jeans for these events. Dresses are allowed for grandstand events, but must be at least knee length. Wedges, flats, or sandals are allowed
-Crown and Sash are required for all appearances during Fair Week. There may be times the queen must remove her crown and sash (derby nights, pig scramble) so it they are not damaged
-She will be chaperoned by Michelle or Kaleigh, or an approved adult (parent, grandparent, sibling older than 18) during Fair Week. She is not allowed to go anywhere by herself, we use the buddy system for her safety
-These are 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/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
-She will introduce herself as Miss Crawford County 2018 on the stage in front of the audience
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 is welcome to join also, tickets are preordered
-We may schedule an early hair/makeup appointment that morning in Springfield
-All county fair queens, directors, state pageant crew and directors will be present. Lots of eyes are on you!
-She will wear a knee length professional dress 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 may be appropriate
-She will need to bring a comfortable outfit and shoes to walk around the State Fair. No rompers, short shorts/dresses or revealing tops are allowed
-This is a great opportunity to make new friends and socialize
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
-Directors will take care of registration process, then let her know location and time to meet for parade lineup
-She is required to wear a formal gown that has been approved by the directors
-She is required to have hair and makeup done and wear her crown and sash
-She does not have to throw candy, but if she decides to she must supply it
-She must provide her own transportation
-Parades are MAJOR public appearances!
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 the night before. We will return home after the event
-She will wear a knee length, professional dress approved by directors, heels, appropriate jewelry, and crown and sash
-She will be required to have her hair and makeup done
-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
-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, approved by directors, Taupe closed-toe heels, minimal jewelry, and her crown and sash
-She will participate in a 4 minute, mock-interview held by the IPDA
- This could potentially be an overnight trip, 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/hair/makeup will be approved by the directors. A state pageant wardrobe shopping trip will be scheduled as soon as possible (late summer) 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 solid-color 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
-On Friday night, family and friends are invited to a night out to dinner with the fair board and directors
-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 until a set curfew
-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
Directors, Michelle & Kaleigh, will have the final say on all
events and/or appearances. 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, 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 prohibits. Hair and makeup must be done.
Crown and Queen’s Sash are REQUIRED and must be on at ALL times during appearances over her clothing.
She will be required to join the 2018 Fair Queen’s Facebook Page upon request. This is a great way to connect and interact with other queens across the state.
In the event of illness, family emergency, or 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 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 moral misconduct or offensive behavior by 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 director’s approval.
The contestants and reigning queen are expected to display good moral character at all times. If she displays poor moral character 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.
I, _________________________________ have read and agree to abide by the stated rules and duties of the Miss Crawford County Fair Queen Pageant Organization as governed by the Illinois Pageant Director’s Association. I understand that if at any time the Pageant Co-Directors and/or Crawford County Fair Board that any of the rules or duties as a contestant or winner of the Miss Crawford County Fair Queen Pageant have been broken or unfulfilled, I understand that I can be immediately dismissed and must forfeit my entry fee, crown, sash, and ALL cash prizes earned in the amount of my winnings.
Little Miss Crawford County Fair Queen Pageant
Saturday July 21nd, 2018 7:00PM
Directors: Michelle & Kaleigh Weger
618-554-0562 | 618-554-4344
Entry Fee: $25.00
Rules & Regulations:
• JContestants must be 4 years of age and not exceed 10 years of age by July 21st, 2018
• JContestant, parent or guardian must reside in Crawford County
• JRegistration, mandatory informational meeting, and pictures for the program will be on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Grange Hall at the Crawford County Fair Grounds in Oblong, IL
*Please make sure your child comes to this meeting so we can have a photo of her for the pageant program!
• JEntry fee ($25) due at registration
• JLittle Miss Contestants are required to attend one practice the week before the pageant (TBA), one practice the week of the pageant (TBA), AND dress rehearsal on Friday July, 21st (Time TBA)
• JContestants will learn a fun dance to perform, model in their favorite dress, walk the runway and be asked a question by the queen
• JHair, makeup, and jewelry are not required, however it is up to parent’s discretion
• JThis pageant is about the girls having fun! Therefore it will not be judged and each contestant will receive a crown and sash
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