The Fayette County Fair is held locally each summer and has the typical carnival rides, farm animals, and fried food. It is tradition to host a fair queen contest for local ladies. There are some rules you have to follow to run for fair queen including parent permission and age requirements. Judges for the fair queen contest are looking for poise, neatness, appearance, and presentation skills. Each contestant must present a speech based on an essay that they’ve written answering the question “What My Fair Means to My Community.”
When the fair queen is chosen they are given the responsibilities of being at the fair for each of the ten days. The fair queen attends special events and community service activities in Fayette County. The queen also participates in the State Fair contest in Hershey PA.
This year the winner of the Fayette County Fair was Mikaela Kamp, a graduate of the class 2018, from Uniontown high school. When asked who inspired her to run for fair queen, she said, “Charlotte DeCarlo, you truly felt like a queen, as people treated you like royalty.” When asked what the hardest part was, she responded, “The hardest part was at the end when you had to say goodbye to your week as queen but I still get to attend many community service activities in Fayette.” She also said, “It was worth running for fair queen. I received a scholarship, many amazing gifts from jewelry stores, restaurants, and local business places in the community. Most of all I made the most amazing friendship with the princess and formed a life long memory. I enjoyed representing the agriculture that Fayette County has to offer and teaching the youth about agriculture that our county holds.”
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