Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant

Welcome to the 2017 Miss Union County Fair Queen pageant. The pageant will be held on Sunday, August 20th at 7:30pm in front of the Henry Don Dillow grandstand. Contestants will compete in interview, speech, one piece swimsuit, evening gown and on-stage question. As a contestant, you must be 16 years of age by August 21st, 2017 and not have reached your 22nd birthday by January 1, 2018. You must have never been married, have never had a child, a resident of Union County or attended or graduated from a Union County School and not competing in another county fair pageant in 2017 or have been a former queen for another county. More specific rules are listed on the Rules and Regulations forms.


·        Sunday, August 6th 2017 applications and $100.00 sponsor/entry fee are due at the meeting at the Fair Board office. Please be at the Union County Fair Board office at 6:00pm to turn in forms, entry fee, and to go over pageant details. Come picture ready please. Tiffany Dillow Photography will be taking a group photo that will be published in the local newspaper. Headshots for the program book and judge’s book will be taken as well. No entries will be accepted after August 6th, 2017.

Entry Fee:

·        All contestants must have a sponsor.

·        Entry/Sponsor fee is $100.00. Make checks payable to: Union County Fair


·        All entry/sponsor fees are Non-refundable

Pageant Practices:

·         Contestants need to attend as many pageant practices as possible. If you are unable to make it to a pageant practice you will need to let the pageant director know ahead of time. If you can’t make it to a practice at the start time, feel free to come later if needed.  Practices will be held at the Elks lodge or the Anna VFW. We are still waiting to see availability and an updated practice schedule will be handed out at the August 6th meeting.

·         The August 20th AM practice is MANDATORY!!!!

·         Pageant practices will consist of actually practicing for the pageant itself. Contestants will be lining up in contestant order, learning what spots to hit, where and when to turn, when to enter and exit the stage, group final looks, etc.

·        Pageant  Practices                      Location                           Time

August 6th, 2017               Fair Board Office                     6-???

August 8th, 2017               TBD                                        6-7:30

August 10th, 2017             TBD                                        6-7:30

August 12th, 2017             TBD                                        12:30-1:30

August 14th, 2017             TBD                                        6-7:30

August 16th, 2017             TBD                                        6-7:30

August 17th, 2017             TBD                                        6-7:30

August 19th, 2017             TBD                                        12:30-1:30

August 20th, 2017             Anna Fairgrounds                    TBD AM

Pageant Wardrobe and Supplies Needed

These items are basic items needed to compete in the pageant and are not the only things you can wear or use. I just wanted the contestants to have a general idea of the basics that are needed.

·       Black shorts(no spandex)

·       White tennis shoes (i.e., Keds or Vans)

·       Interview suit or business dress

·       Heels and pantyhose for interview

·       One piece pageant swim suit

·       Taupe heels for swimsuit

·       Heels for evening gown if you don’t want to wear your taupe heels.

·       Evening gown( No two piece dresses that show your mid-section, splits in skirt of dress can be no further than 4 inches above the middle of the knee, open backed dresses must stop at your natural waistline)

·       Spray adhesive or Firm grip for swimsuit(I highly recommend not using roll on adhesive, it comes out too thick and will show on your swimsuit)

·       Duct tape, double sided tape, curling/flat irons, bobby pins, safety-pins, hair spray, make-up for touch ups, etc. Anything you may need for your wardrobe, hair and face to fit and look proper for competition.

***A t-shirt will be provided to all contestants for them to wear for contestant introductions that they will wear with the black shorts and white shoes. All pageant wardrobe and your speech must be approved by the pageant director before pageant day. Wardrobe will be approved based on State Pageant guidelines.

***Parents, friends, hair and make-up stylist will NOT be allowed in the trailers at any time. We will have a table set up outside of the trailers for any hair or make-up that needs to be done before the pageant starts. Once the pageant has started all individuals that are not a contestant or part of the pageant crew must leave the backstage area and cannot return until after the pageant is over.


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Full Name: ______________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________

City: _______________________ Zip: _____________________

Phone: _____________________ Date of Birth: ______________

Can we text you? Yes _____ No, Thanks _____

E-mail: ______________________________________________

Sponsor: _____________________________T-Shirt Size: _____

Height: __________ Hair Color: _________ Eye Color: ________

Mother’s Name: _______________________________________

Father’s Name ________________________________________




If you have any questions please contact

Janice Osman





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Full Name: ___________________________________________

School Attending: ______________________________________

Graduation Date: ______________________________________

Future College/Career Plans: _____________________________


Employment: _________________________________________


Hobbies and Interests: __________________________________


Activities: ____________________________________________


Special Honors: ________________________________________



 Miss Union County Fair Queen Rules and Regulations

1. Contestants must be a US Citizen, must have permanent residency in Illinois and Union County or attended or graduated from a Union County school. Parent or legal guardian must be an Illinois resident.

2. A contestant must be 16 years of age and not have reached her 22nd birthday by January 1, 2018.

3. Former County Fair Queens are not eligible to participate, and contestants may not have competed in another county fair pageant for the current year.

4. Contestant must be single, never have been married or had a marriage annulled; contestant can never have been pregnant, and cannot be an adoptive parent.

5. Application deadline is August 6th, 2017. Completed application and other provided forms must be turned in with signatures along with a wallet size photo for the program book, and the $100.00 sponsor/entry fee by the deadline.

6. Contestant must be an U.S. citizen and never have been charged or convicted of a felony offense. Contestant should not have engaged in any activities that are characterized as dishonest, immoral, or indecent.

7. Entrant agrees that the time, manner and method of conducting and judging the contest shall be the sole discretion of the pageant officials and that the decision of the judges shall be final.

8. Contestant agrees to: 1. Be personally interviewed by the judges in a business suit or business dress. 2. Appear on stage in a one-piece, solid color swimsuit with taupe heels for judging (all areas should be covered) Swimsuits will be approved based on State Pageant guidelines. 3. Appear on stage in a floor length evening gown (slits should be no further than 4 inches above the middle of the knee. "Cut outs" in front or sides must be filled in with a fabric that matches the dress. Open backed dresses must stop at your natural waistline. 4. Present a one-minute memorized speech onstage for judging. 5. Answer an impromptu question on stage.

9. All contestants and queen will limit themselves to two hole/piercing on each ear lobe. All other piercings must be removed. Any and all tattoos must be covered up at all times during pageant and events.

10. If chosen Miss Union County Fair Queen 2017, entrant agrees to represent Union County and compete for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair 2018. This contest will be held in January 18th-21st, 2018 in Springfield, Illinois. The Queen will be accompanied at all times by the Pageant Director or by a chaperone approved by the Director any time she is representing the Union County Fair. This is a four-day event (Thursday - Sunday). If selected State Queen - she will be required to stay through Monday. The State Pageant application must be submitted to the Union County Fair Queen Director for review, approval, and submission. 

11. Miss Union County Fair Queen 2017 must be available during the week of the 2017 Union County Fair for various activities, and agrees to participate in functions which may arise during the year. Activities connected with the Union County Fair should take precedence over any and all other personal appearances. The Queen must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times during the week of the fair and at any personal appearances when she is wearing her crown. (When making public appearances, no jeans, jean shorts, rompers, or slacks are permitted unless approved by director in advance). The Queen will be accompanied at all times by the Pageant Director or by a chaperone approved by the Director at any time she is representing the Union County Fair. The queen must arrive on time to all schedule events. Failing to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including removal of title. The Queen agrees to notify the Pageant Director of any and all events she plans to attend while wearing her crown.

12. The Queen will attend the Illinois State Fair County Fair Day in August 2018.

13. In case of marriage, pregnancy, living with a man, or any reason the Queen is unable to fulfill her obligations as the reigning Queen, or for any reason which the Pageant Director deems unacceptable of a Queen, the queen will relinquish the title of Miss Union County Fair IMMEDIATELY. All privileges connected with the said title, together with ALL prizes awarded to her, shall be awarded to a runner-up as if she were chosen queen on pageant night - her crown, trophy, banner, scholarship, and every gift not inscribed with her name. She shall be succeeded by the next eligible contestant.

14. Entrant agrees to abide by all the rules of the County and State contests now in effect or as hereafter announced.

15. Entrant must be present at the MANDATORY MEETING. All clothing will be checked and approved by the director.  Absolutely no cell phones are allowed throughout the duration of interviews and during the pageant. No parents, family, friends, make-up or hair stylist will be allowed in the trailers. No cameras are allowed in the trailers.

16. Attendances at practices are limited to the contestant and parents or guardian, director, and assigned assistants chosen by the director.

17. Attendance at rehearsal on August 20th is limited to contestants only, director, and assigned assistants chosen by the director.

18. Illegal drugs, alcohol, and smoking will definitely not be tolerated. The queen will not partake of alcoholic beverages and will refrain from smoking while representing the Union County Fair.

19. All personal appearances as Union County Fair Queen or a contestant the pageant shall be approved in advance by the Pageant Director; as well as any photographic sessions and pictures released as a contestant or role of the Union County Fair Queen.

20. The newly crowned Queen agrees to write' thank you' notes. This is mandatory and to be written and mailed after the pageant. The Queen will be required to write a thank you note when deemed necessary.

21. Internet like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. are becoming increasingly popular in today's society. Because of this, your pictures or comments can be looked at by anyone. Since you are representing Union County, all pictures and comments on these sites should be respectful and tasteful. If a contestant or the queen is found out to have inappropriate pictures or comments you will be disqualified or the title will be taken away from you.

22. The Queen is Union County Fair’s Ambassador for the year. We want the Queen to get as much exposure as possible - Visit Schools, Local Civic Groups, Open Houses, Parades, Special Speaking Engagements - This is very much an HONOR and YOU MUST BE A ROLE MODEL - we expect the very, very best of our Queen.

23. Good moral character is expected at all times by the contestants/queen. If poor moral character is displayed by a contestant, the director has the right to disqualify the contestant prior to the pageant. The Queen is expected to be respectful of every person she comes in contact with while queen, including but not limited to the Fair Board, Director, assistants, peers, and family. In addition, the Director has the discretion to remove title of the queen if integrity is not upheld. The Director has the right to remove title of the queen for any reason based on own judgment of behaviors/actions.

24. The queen will abstain from public displays of affection towards her significant other during the week of the fair or at any function while wearing her crown.

25. While representing Union County at any events, the queen shall refrain from texting or talking on her cell phone, as well as surfing the internet/social media unless excused by the director.

26. The Queen must dress professionally and appropriately for all events while wearing her crown. No shorts, rompers, or jeans will be permitted unless approved by the Director in advance. Dresses worn must be no shorter than 6 inches above the knee. Tops/dresses worn must not show any cleavage. All attire for the State Pageant, including practices, must be approved by the Director in advance. Do not purchase a new evening gown, business suit, or swimsuit for the State Pageant without prior approval from the Director to ensure that all State guidelines and rules are met.

27. If the newly selected Queen cannot fulfill all of the expressed duties or violates any rule set forth for a contestant/queen, she will immediately relinquish her title, crown, and all prizes upon the direction of the Pageant Director and Fair Board.


 Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant

I hereby acknowledge that I have read the official rules and regulations printed on this entry form, and that I am and will comply with them in every way and that the personal data on my application herein set forth is true and correct.



Signed____________________________ Contestant Parent and/or guardian


This form must be returned with the application by August 6th, 2017. No late applications will be accepted. Please make copies of all forms for your records. Your entry fee of $100 will be due by August 6th, 2017. Please make checks payable to: Union County Fair Board



Janice Osman

626 Sadler Rd

Anna, IL 62906

or you may turn it in at the August 6th, 2017 meeting. All mailed applications must be received by the August 6th deadline.



Janice Osman


When filling out your application, please make sure you keep a copy for yourself. Your application will go to the judges, so be sure to check spelling/grammar and use complete sentences. Feel free to call/text with any questions.

 Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant


IN CONSIDERATION OF being permitted to participate in the Miss Union County Fair Queen pageant, the entrant, on behalf of the Executive Board of the Union County Fair Association and the Pageant Directors, herby:

1.      Acknowledge that the entrant’s participation in the Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant, may include activities that may be hazardous to the entrant and assumes the risk of injury or harm associated with such participation.

2.      Releases and forever discharges the Executive Board of the Union County Fair Association and the Pageant Directors, shareholders, affiliates, agents, representatives, successors and assigns(collectively the “Releases”) of and from all liability, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions, and causes of action  (collectively the “Claims”) in respect of death, injury, loss, or damage to myself or property, howsoever caused, arising, or to arise by reason of or during my participation in the Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant or pageant related events, whether prior to, during, or subsequent to my attendance, and notwithstanding that any Claim may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of any of the Releases.

3.      Indemnifies and holds harmless the Releases from and against any and all liability incurred by any or all of them arising as a result of or in any way connected to my participation in the Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant.

4.      Understands and acknowledges that the Releases do not carry or maintain health, medical, accidental, or disability insurance coverage for the entrant, and therefore agrees to assume responsibility for such insurance coverage on the undersigned if the need should arise.




Entrant’s Signature/Date



If under 18, Parent/Guardian’s Signature/Date





 Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant


          I hereby acknowledge that the personal data as shown on the entry form is correct, and that I have read and understand the Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant general rules. I understand that the time, manner, and method of conducting the Pageant are solely within the discretion of the Pageant Officials and the decision of the judges are final. I hereby agree to comply with all rules of the Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant. I agree to participate with good sportsmanship and respect for Union County.

          If chosen as a titleholder, I agree to represent Union County to the best of my abilities. The Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant expects equal treatment of all contestants regardless of ethnicity or race.

          I hereby grant permission to the Union County Fair Queen organizers, officials, pageant directors, and event organizers to use my photographs for publicity/promotional purposes in any and all media.

·        All fees are non-refundable

·        Anything lost, stolen, or damaged during the pageant practices or the pageant is not the responsibility of the Pageant Directors, the Union County Fair board, or the City of Anna.

The Entrant and her parent or guardian herby acknowledges that they have read the official rules and agrees to participate and/or allow their child to participate in all aspects of the pageant and Union County Fair, and any approved activities during the Queen’s reigning year.



Contestant Signature/Date


If under 18 Parent/Guardian Signature/Date



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Practice Dates & Deadlines

Date                                      Location                              Time


August 6th                               Fair Board Office                 6:00pm-???

(Entry deadline & group photo & headshots)

August 8th   (Pageant Practice)     TBD                                 6:00-7:30pm

August 10th (Pageant Practice)      TBD                                 6:00-7:30pm

August 12th (Pageant Practice)      TBD                                 12:30-1:30pm

August 14th (Pageant Practice)      TBD                                 6:00-7:30pm

August 16th (Pageant Practice)      TBD                                 6:00-7:30pm

August 17th (Pageant Practice)      TBD                                 6:00-7:30pm

August 19th (Pageant Practice)      TBD                                 12:30-1:30pm

August 20th (Pageant Practice)      Anna Fairgrounds              TBD will be in AM

MANDATORY!!!! No Exceptions!!!!


August 20th, 2017 Pageant Day!!!!!