Becky Dixon, Director – 317-313-367

2018 Johnson County Fair Queen Contest (pdf)

Rules & Responsibilities

  1.  Each contestant must be at least 17 years of age as of June 1, 2018. Each contestant cannot have reached their 21st birthday as of June 1, 2018.
  2. The contestant must be unmarried and must never have been married.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 2018 becomes pregnant anytime during her reign, she will be required to relinquish her title.
  5. 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.
  6. Eligibility is not limited to 4-H membership.
  7. Any contestant who has competed in a State Fair Queen Pageant cannot compete again.
  8. Previous “Miss Johnson County” queens are not eligible to compete again.
  9. The winner of the County contest will be crowned “Miss Johnson County” of 2018 and must be prepared to spend the remaining period of the Johnson County Fair, July 15th-22nd, as hostess for the fair. Members of the Queen’s Court must also be prepared to serve as hostesses during the fair.
  10. 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 2019.
  11. In the event the Queen or any member of the court have 4-H obligations, accommodations will be made for her.
  12. It is also expected that the reigning Queen and her court participate in other events, but not limited to, the Greenwood Freedom Festival parade and pre-fair events held in June and July of the following year.
  13. 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:
    1. Division 1: An interview with the judges on Sunday, July 15th 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 interview, answering impromptu questions asked by each judge.
    2. 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 15th 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.
    3. Division 3: Evening Gown. At least one portion of the evening gown’s 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.
  14. Contestants will appear in the Johnson County Parade at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 14th. 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. ### please note:  we are working with a local car club to provide rides for contestants in the parade. Please have a car ready in case this arrangement does not happen. Contestants will not be allowed to go home or leave the fairgrounds before practice.
  15. Practice for the evening contest will be immediately following the fair parade, Saturday, July 14th, in the Indoor arena area. Contestants should dress comfortably for the practice, but bring your shoes to practice on the stage. Dinner will be provided.
  16. 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 Queen Director, Becky Dixon, at 317-313-3672 prior to the workshop. Mothers or legal guardians should plan to accompany contestants to the FIRST workshop. 


Important Dates

?       Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Johnson County REMC building. Contestants will receive guidelines, clothing tips, and the Daily Journal photographer will take contestants’ pictures. Dress appropriately for the picture. (No jeans or shorts)

?       Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Johnson County REMC building. Contestants will practice on-stage presence and public speaking. Bring business shoes that you want to practice wearing. Dresses need to be brought to this meeting for approval by the Queen Committee/Director.

?       Wednesday, June 27th, 2018  at 6:30 PM at the Johnson County REMC building. Contestants will practice having an on-stage question and mock interview questions. Bring your formal shoes to practice for additional practice walking in them.

  1. It is the hope of the Johnson County Fair Board and Queen Committee that all contestants will have fun during this event. By abiding by the rules and regulations all contestants will serve as positive role models for Johnson County.
  2. All queen applications with the $50.00 sponsorship fee must be received at the Johnson County Fair Office, located on the Johnson County Fairgrounds, by Friday June 1, 2018 at 4:30p.m. If you have difficulty getting to the Fair Office before 4:30, please immediately contact Director, Becky Dixon to make other arrangements. (It is requested that you get actual sponsors to pay your entry fee, however, your parents can be your sponsor if you wish.)
  4. If you have any questions please call Becky Dixon 317-313-3672
  5. Mail or deliver applications to:

Johnson County Agricultural Fair Association – Queen Contest
Johnson County Fair Office (on Fairgrounds)
250 West Fairgrounds Street
Franklin, IN  46131


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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