Miss Kaitlyn McWhorter

2015 Miss Union County Fair

Bald Knob



The pageant for Miss Union County Fair will be held on Sunday evening, August 21, 2016 in front of our grandstand at 7:30 pm.


The Miss Union County Fair Pageant is held annually on the first Sunday night of the fair.  Contestants compete for cash and prizes, including a Union County Fair Board sponsored trip to Springfield for the opportunity to compete with 70 other county fair queens for the title of Miss Illinois State Fair. Contestants must be between the ages of 16 and not have reached her 22nd birthday by January 1st next year.  Contestants must be a resident of Union County or attended or graduated from a Union County school, have never been married, have never had a child and cannot be an adoptive parent. She may not have competed in another county fair pageant in this year, and cannot be a former queen of another county fair.   Each contestant will be judged in interview, swimsuit, evening gown, speech, and an on-stage question. 

 Miss Union County Fair Superintendents are Janice Osman and Mike Meisenheimer.

Would you like to be in the pageant this year?  If so, call our fair office, 618-833-8923 or Janice Osman, 618-833-7777 to request an application or you pick up an application from Superintendent Mike Meisenheimer at his office at Country Financial Insurance in Jonesboro.  You can mail it to Janice Osman, 626 Sadler Road, Anna, Illinois 62906.  Or, you can turn the application in at the August 8th meeting at the fair office. 


(Please click)  Miss Union County Fair Application 


There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the fair office, where you may also pick up an application.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Janice Osman  (833-7777).  Remember, no late applications will be accepted.  (After August 8th)


Please be "picture ready" at the meeting on August 8th.  We will be taking a group picture for the local papers.  Also, Tiffany Dillow Photography will be taking headshot photos for a fee of $15 payable to Tiffany Dillow at the August 8th meeting.


The deadline to enter will be August 8, 2016.  No late applications will be accepted. 


And a message from Kaitlyn:

.... And the winner is, contestant #7, Kaitlin McWhorter. Wait a minute, that's me. OH MY GOSH! That's me!
If you had asked me one year ago what I thought of beauty pageants, my answer would have been nothing short of a snicker and an explanation of just how pointless I thought they were. Boy was I wrong! I cannot even begin to explain how glad I am that I decided to run for the title of Miss Union County Fair 2015 and then get to represent my county at the Illinois State Fair Queen Pageant in January with 68 other fair queens.
I have been attending the Union County Fair for as long as I can remember, usually in boots and jeans. Little did I know, in a long sparkly dress and some pretty high heels, I could gain so much self-confidence and realize that is was really fun to be on stage in front of a couple hundred people.
I will be forever grateful to all the people who helped me throughout my reign including my family and friends, the best pageant director that I could of ever asked for and of course my sponsor Crain Funeral Home. I am sad to give up my crown, I would wear it forever if I could, but I am so excited to see who will be the next Miss Union County Fair!


Bald Knob CrossUnion County Sign w Kaitlyn