Becky Dixon, Director – 317-313-3672

2019 Queen Contest Application (pdf) 


2019 Johnson County Fair Queen Rules and Responsibilities

Each contestant must be at least 17 years of age as of June 1, 201 Each contestant cannot have reached their 21st birthday as of June 1, 2019.

The contestant must be unmarried and must never have been married.

Each contestant must be an Indiana Resident, a U.S. citizen, and represent her home county. One of her parents or legal guardians must also be an Indiana resident. The only exception: she may reside in an adjoining Indiana County if the majority of her activities are in the County in which she enters the contest.

Contestants cannot have had a child or be knowingly pregnant at the time of the county fair or the State Fair Queen Pageant. If Miss Johnson County Fair 2019 becomes pregnant anytime during her reign, she will be required to relinquish her title.

If during your reign, you have violated or broken laws such as: underage drinking, alcohol/drug use, etc., disciplinary actions will be taken, which may include the relinquishment of your title.

Eligibility is not limited to 4-H membership.

 Any contestant who has competed in a State Fair Queen Pageant cannot compete again.

Previous “Miss Johnson County” queens are not eligible to compete again.

The winner of the County contest will be crowned “Miss Johnson County” of 2019 and must be prepared to spend the remaining period of the Johnson County Fair, July 14-20, as hostess for the fair. Members of the Queen’s Court must also be prepared to serve as hostesses during the fair.

The contestants who are selected as Miss Johnson County and Court will be required to be in Crown and Sash attire at all official events and appearances. Crown and Sash attire includes: formal dress, sundresses, business professional, or business casual, unless otherwise approved by the Contest Director. 

The winning contestant will be entered as “Miss Johnson County” in the Indiana State Fair Contest and will be required to stay in their assigned room/dorm at the Indiana State Fairgrounds through the pageant one weekend in January 2020.

In the event the Queen or any member of the court have 4-H obligations during fair week, we will do our best to make accommodations so that your 4-H obligations can be met.

It is also expected that the reigning Queen and her court participate in other events and appearances, including but not limited to, the Greenwood Freedom Festival parade, Downtown Franklin Christmas Parade and Holiday Lighting, and pre-fair events held in June and July of the following year. There will other opportunities during the year for volunteer or community service events. These events will not be mandatory but you are encouraged to attend if your schedules allow.

Per State Fair Queen Contest guidelines, tattoos are not prohibited. However, scoring   is up to the judges’ discretion.  Tattoos may be covered if this is a concern to you.  Please discuss this with pageant director if you have any questions.

The contestants will be judged on the basis of poise, personality, ability to converse, stage presence, overall impression, and posture. The judging is divided into three divisions:

 Division 1: An interview with the judges on Sunday, July 14th at 11:30 am at the Johnson County REMC building. During this interview the contestants should wear solid black pants or skirt; solid white top (blouse, jacket, etc.) Each contestant will have one, three-minute interview with each of the three judges. Therefore, each contestant will give three separate interviews, answering impromptu questions asked by each judge.

Division 2: Professional Wear, Suit, or Dress. Pant suits or pant separates will be allowed. Suits do not have to be of the same fabric; separates will be allowed. The suit or dress will be worn/judged in the professional wear category of the contest on Sunday, July 14th at 7:00 PM in the Johnson County Fair Indoor Arena. Props are not allowed. Contestants will be asked to answer one question on stage during this portion of the contest.

Division 3: Evening Gown. At least one portion of the evening gown hemline must be floor length (touching the floor or the contestant’s foot) other portions of the dress may be knee or tea length, depending on the design of the dress. Gowns with the skirt split above the knee (more than 2” above the knee cap) and/or a low cut bodice or back may be discounted by the judges. **Failure to comply with the above requirements could result in the loss of judging points.

Contestants must appear in the Johnson County Fair Parade at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 13th. Contestants will provide their own convertibles (no trucks) for the parade and should plan to dress in an appropriate sundress, (no spaghetti straps) that is long enough for comfortable seating in the back of the car. We will do our best to assist you if you cannot find a convertible.

Immediately after the parade, contestants will go to indoor arena on fairgrounds for practice on stage.  You will not be allowed to go home or leave fairgrounds before practice.

Contestants should dress comfortably for the practice, but bring your shoes to practice on the stage. Dinner will be provided.

In addition, contestants must plan to attend three workshops sessions with an optional fourth workshop for additional help. Failure to attend these could lead to ineligibility for the contest. If schedules conflict please speak with the Contest Director, Becky Dixon, at 317-313-3672 prior to the workshop. Mothers or legal guardians should plan to accompany contestants to the FIRST workshop. 

Good Luck to all the 2019 participants!

2018 Fair Queen Hartlee Chadwell


2017 Fair Queen Caitlin Booe

queen 2017


2017 Fair Queen Court:
Reilly Beaman, Allyssa Giddens, Caitlin Booe, Bailey Wood, Megan Webb

queen contestants


2016 Fair Queen Katie Ott

2016 Fair Queen

2016 Fair Queen Court

2016 Queens Court



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