June 17 - 21, 2024

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Dearborn County 2024 Fair Queen Contest

SPONSORED BY:

  • FRIENDSHIP STATE BANK
  • NATASHA BUNGER PHOTOGRAPHY
  • DEARBORN COUNTY FAIR BOARD
  • MCCABE’S GREENHOUSE & FLORAL
 
WHERE: DEARBORN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS AT HAAG FORD STAGE
WHEN: JUNE 17, 2024 AT 6:30 P.M.

SPECIAL THANKS TO NATASHA BUNGER PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE OFFICIAL QUEEN COURT PHOTO SPONSOR.

OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS: 

For the 2025 Indiana State Fair Queen Contest, participation requires a contestant to be at least 18 years of age and no older than 22 by June 1, 2025. 

For the Dearborn County 4-H Fair Queen Contest ONLY, each contestant must be at least 16 years of age and cannot have had her 21st birthday as of June 1, 2024.  Please note this is only for the local contest. If you are not at least 18 years of age as of June 1, 2025, you will not be able to participate in the Indiana State Fair Queen Contest.  The Fair Queen must be a U.S. citizen and an Indiana resident who resides in Dearborn County or an adjoining County with the majority of activities, such as school, 4-H, etc., being in Dearborn County.  The contestants will be judged on the basis of poise, personality and professionalism in the county and state fair competitions. 

This judging is divided into four divisions: 

  • DIVISION I 
    Interviews — 50 points total: Contests will complete three separate 3-minute individual interviews. Points will be awarded as follows: Ability to converse – 20 points; poise 
    — 15 points; and personality – 15 points.  
    Attire: solid, white blouse and solid, black skirt or pants. 
  • DIVISION II 
    Introductions — 10 points total; a representation of yourself and your personality. Props are allowed if can be carried or is wearable.
  • DIVISION III 
    Professional Wear – 20 points total: posture and poise — 10 
    points; overall impression – 10 points.  
    Attire: business suit or dress, skirt or pants permitted. The suit does not have to be of the same fabric – separates will be allowed. Props are not allowed. 
  • DIVISION IV 
    Evening Gown – 30 points total: stage presence — 15 points; Overall impressions – 15 points.  
    Attire: the evening gown may be any length for the county pageant. 
    Judges will discount gowns with the skirt split above the knee (more than 2 inches above the kneecap) and/or a low-cut bodice. A long evening gown is required for the State Fair Pageant.
 

Winners are to be selected by a board of judges and the decision of the board will be final. 

The Queen and her court will reign over the Dearborn County 4-H Fair from June 17 to June 21 and may be asked to attend community events throughout 2024-2025. 

Professional models are not eligible for the State Fair Pageant (a professional model earns her livelihood by modeling). A contestant who has been paid on occasion for modeling is not considered a professional model. A contestant who works for a School Fashion Board is not considered a professional model. 
Previous contestants for the Miss Indiana State Fair are not eligible to enter.

Eligibility is not limited to 4-H Members. 

There will be a $40 entry fee for each contestant. Please reach out to a local business as a possible entry fee sponsor as CONTESTANTS will have an onstage opportunity to thank them for sponsoring your entry. Please Indicate 
“Queen Contest” on the check memo line. 

PLEASE MAIL THE $40 SPONSORSHIP CHECK/CASH FOR THE ENTRY FEE TO: 
Dearborn County Fair, C/O: FAIR QUEEN Committee, 229 Main Street, Aurora, IN 47001 by JUNE 7, 2024.

Or

Email: brilynndearborncofair@gmail.com for an invoice.

Cash or Check is Preferred.

Credit Card Payment is Subject to a 3% fee ($1.20) 

SPECIAL THANKS TO DANIELLE MARTINI FOR THE OFFICIAL PICTURE OF THE 2023 DEARBORN COUNTY FAIR QUEEN ANNA BERGMANN. 

Prizes Include:

  • Queen: $500 Scholarship
  • The winning contestant will be entered as Miss Dearborn County 4-H Fair in the Indiana State Fair and will be required to register at the official hotel Friday, January 3, 2025 – Sunday, January 5, 2025. 
  • The winner of the State Pageant will be crowned Miss Indiana State Fair 2025 and must be prepared to reign at the 2025 State Fair as the official hostess.
  • 1st Runner Up: $300 Scholarship
  • 2nd Runner Up: $200 Scholarship
  • 3rd Runner Up: $100
  • Miss Congeniality: $100