Celebrating 113 Years of "An American Family Tradition" in 2017

2017 Dates:  June 30th - July 4th

Grundy County Fair - Morris, IL

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Welcome to the 2017 Grundy County Fair!

Miss Grundy County Fair

Wednesday, June 30th, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Pageant Rules

  1. Contestants must be a U.S. citizen and reside in Grundy County or any bordering county.
  2. Contestants must be a minimum of sixteen years of age by the pageant date and not have reached the 22nd birthday by January 1st of the following year.
  3. Contestants must have never been convicted of a felony offense.
  4. Contestants must be single, having never been married or had a marriage annulled.  Contestants must have never been pregnant.
  5. Former County Fair Queens who competed for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair are not eligible to participate.
  6. Contestants are required to attend all workshops and rehearsals.
  7. Contestants must agree to be personally interviewed by the judges and to appear in a one-piece swimsuit, formal and afternoon attire, and to give a one-minute speech for the judges. Contestants must agree that the judge’s decisions are final.
  8. The newly selected Queen will serve as hostess for the Grundy County Fair and will represent the Fair at the Miss Illinois Fair Pageant in January.
  9. Prerequisites and duties of the newly selected Queen will be:
    1. The Queen will not partake in any alcoholic beverages while representing the Grundy County Fair at any function.
    2. It is strongly suggested that the Queen refrain from smoking while representing the Fair at any function.
    3. The Queen will not enter any other judged pageant during her reign as Grundy County Fair Queen except for the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant.
    4. The Queen will represent the Grundy County Fair at as many other area pageants and functions as possible. She will be chaperoned by the pageant director or by a chaperone approved by the director at any time she is representing the Grundy County Fair.
    5. All personal appearances as Miss Grundy County Fair shall be approved in advance by the pageant director, as well as any photographic sessions and pictures released as the role of Miss Grundy County.
    6. The winner of the pageant agrees to appear with and preside over the fair activities in conjunction with “Little Miss Grundy County Fair” and “Junior Miss Grundy County Fair” throughout the remainder of the year.
  10. If the newly selected Queen cannot fulfill all the expressed duties or violates any rules set forth for the contest, she shall immediately relinquish her title, crown and all prizes awarded to her. The Director(s) of the pageant have the discretion of recall, only with the approval of the Executive Committee of the Grundy County Fair, should any improprieties or negative circumstances should occur. Any Queen unable to fulfill her obligation shall be succeeded by the next runner up.
  11. First and Second Runners-Up will be expected to participate in as many functions possible along with the newly elected Queen.
  12. The newly crowned Queen will help put on the pageant for the following year by collecting gifts, recruiting contestants, and training girls during meetings
  13. The Queen will follow all of the guidelines and rules set by the pageant director(s) during her reign and during the State Competition.
Grundy County Fair

Royal Prince & Princess Contest

One Prince & One Princess will be crowned the Grundy County Fair Royal Baby!

WEDNESDAY, June 30th, 2017 at 5:30 PM

PAGEANT RULES

1. Contestants in the Grundy County Fair “Royal Prince & Princess Contest” must reside in Grundy County.

2. Boys and Girls ages 2 – 5 are eligible to compete.

3. If you have already won this title you are not eligible to compete again.

4. Candidates will be judged as follows:

Personality ———————— 10 points

Attire ——————————– 10 points

Appearance ———————- 10 Points

Little Miss Grundy County Fair

WEDNESDAY, June 30th, 2017 at 6 PM

PAGEANT RULES

1. Contestants in the “Little Miss Grundy County Fair” Queen pageant must be a U.S. Citizen and reside in Grundy County or any bordering county..

2. A candidate must be between the ages of 6 and 10 and to not have reached her 10th birthday by June 29th of the pageant year.

3. Candidates will be required to appear in a party dress. No swimsuit or talent performance is required.

4. Candidates will be judged as follows:

Party Dress & Modeling ————– 30%

On Stage Interview ——————— 35%

Smiles & Stage Presence ————- 15%

Poise ————————————- 20%

5. All Contestants must give a fact about Grundy County onstage.

6. If for any reason the Reigning “Little Miss Grundy County Fair” Queen is unable to fulfill her obligations, she agrees to relinquish her title and all privileges and prizes awarded to her. The Executive committee for the Grundy County Agricultural District Fair and the Director(s) of the pageant have the discretion of recall should any improprieties or negative circumstance occur. Any Queen unable to fulfill her obligation or recalled shall be succeeded by the next eligible runner-up.

7. The winner of this pageant agrees to appear with and preside over the fair activities in conjunction with “Miss Grundy County Fair” for the remainder of the fair. She may attend County Fair Day at the Illinois State Fair and ride in various parades. The 1st and 2nd Runner’s Up will also be expected to participate in activities at the Fair.

8. “Little Miss Grundy County Fair” activities should take precedence over and above all other personal appearances. She agrees not to participate in other pageants without the expressed written permission of Grundy County Fair Queen Pageant Director(s).

9. All candidates must have parents/legal guardians’ written consent to participate.

10. Contestants may or may not appear on stage with an adult.

Junior Miss Grundy County Fair

WEDNESDAY, June 30th, 2017 at 6 PM

PAGEANT RULES

1. Contestants in the “Junior Miss Grundy County Fair Queen Pageant” must be a U.S. Citizen and must reside in Grundy County or any bordering county.

2. A candidate must be between the ages of 11 and 15 and to have not reached her 15th birthday by June 29 of the pageant year.

3. The contestants will appear in a private timed interview and an on-stage 60 second speech titled “What Makes Me Special”.

4. Contestants must wear their Grundy County Fair t-shirts and denim capris, shorts etc. for interview. A knee length/or floor length gown must be worn for all stage appearances.

5. Candidates will be judged as follows:

On-Stage Speech —————50%

Charm & Poise ——————25%

On Stage Modeling ————15%

Pop Question ——————–10%

6. If for any reason the Reigning “Junior Miss Grundy County Fair” Queen is unable to fulfill her obligations, she agrees to relinquish her title and all privileges and prizes awarded to her. The Executive committee for the Grundy County Agricultural District Fair and the Director(s) of the pageant have the discretion of recall should any improprieties or negative circumstances occur. Any Queen unable to fulfill her obligation or recalled shall be succeeded by the next eligible runner-up.

7. The winner of this pageant agrees to appear with and preside over the fair activities in conjunction with “Miss Grundy County Fair” and “Little Miss Grundy County Fair” for the remainder of the fair. The winner may attend County Fair Day at the Illinois State Fair and ride in various parades. The 1st & 2nd Runners Up will also be expected to participate in activities at the Fair.

8. “Junior Miss Grundy County Fair” activities should take precedence over & above all other personal appearances. She agrees not to participate in any other pageants without the expressed written permission of Grundy County Fair Pageant Director(s).

9. All candidates must have parents/legal guardians’ written consent to participate.

Entry Deadline for ALL Pageants is June 6th, 2017

For more information or to receive an entry packet for “Miss Grundy County Fair Queen” contact:

Pageant Director:

Stacy Sanders

(815) 735-9084

Pageant Co-Director:

Erica Nelson
(815) 341-9425

Pageant Co-Director:

Lisa Larson
(815) 942-8351

Call Us:

(815) 942-5958

Visit Us:

8890 North Illinois Route 47
Morris, IL 60450

Grundy County Fair