2023 TIOGA COUNTY FAIR QUEEN CONTEST RULES
The 2023 Tioga County Fair Queen will be awarded a $500 Scholarship and the runner-up will be awarded $200, or if there are first alternate and second alternate, they will split the $200.
JUDGING: Main Building Saturday, August 5, 2023, 1:00 p.m.
CROWNING: Saturday, August 5, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Superintendent: Courtney Smith 1-570-439-2240
Rules set by the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Program Each Fair Queen contestant must:
1. Be a female who is a U.S citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania.
2. Be at least age 16 years old, but not over 20 years old as of June 1 of the year entering the local contest.
3. Be certified as the winner by the local fair where she was crowned.
4. Have not been a former local Fair Queen winner, nor a former State Fair Queen contestant.
5. Not hold any other title for any other commodity group or pageant during her reign.
6. Have her parent(s)' or guardian(s)' consent to enter the competition.
7. Be single, have never been married, have not been pregnant nor given birth to a child.
8. Act in accordance with the PA Fair Queen "Behavior Policy". (See behavior policy listed below.)
9. Meet all time commitments, Queen Obligations and Dress Code as set forth by PA Fair Queen Program
Each Fair Queen contestant must:
1. Submit entry no later than July 17, 2023 via email to Courtney Smith
2. Write a brief autobiography (for MC's use only) on a 3" x 5" card.
3. Enclose a recent photograph with her application.
4. Be willing to donate 2 hours of volunteer service to the fair.
5. Be available to reign at the Tioga County Fair -- Aug. 7– 12, 2023.
6. Be available and willing to promote the Tioga County Fair at suitable events throughout her reigning year.
7. Be available to attend the State Fair Queen Contest in Hershey in January 2024.
8. Contestants must live in or go to a school in Tioga County.
9. Appications can be emailed to Courtney.email@example.com by July 11th, 2023
Applications for the Fair Queen Contest can be found - HERE
The 2023 Tioga County Fair Queen will also receive a $250.00 gift card from Dunham's Department Store in Wellsboro, PA. to purchase gowns or business attire for the Pennsylvania State Fair competition held in January 2024. Sponsored by Dunham's Department Store.
At the completion of the 2023 Tioga County Fair Queen's reign, providing she has completed the year in good standing, she will be awarded a $500.00 cash prize.
Rules set by Tioga County Fair:
Queen Behavior Policy as set by the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Program The Contest's governing Board shall have the sole discretion to determine whether, in its judgment, the Queen, Alternate or Contestants may continue to participate in the Program, in the event the Board determines that any statement or representation is not true and accurate, or that any action is inconsistent with the rules, standards and dignity of the Program.
The Following will be considered violations of the Policy and will be grounds for immediate disqualification, dismissal and/or being banned from future Queen competitions:
1. Any infraction of any Queen Contest Rules.
2. Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, foul language and/or public display of affection to dates/boyfriends while wearing crown and/or sash and representing the Queen Program.
3. Engagement in any illegal, unpartisan, unethical, indecent and/or morally questionable behavior, including, but not limited to, online representation on internet such as social networking sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat)
4. Use of any illegal controlled dangerous substances or abusing the use of alcohol or other dangerous substances.
5. Any defamation of the Queen Contest, its winners, and contestants, and the Fair or the PA Fair Queen Program and their Directors and Committee members, whether it be oral or written. This includes postings on the Internet.
6. Any uncooperative or unsportsmanlike conduct before, during or after the competition.
7. Any unsolicited or unauthorized appearances or representations of the Queen Program in crown and banner.
The 2023 Tioga County Fair Queen will be eligible to represent Tioga County at the State Fair Queen Contest in Hershey in January 2024.
The Winner of the State Contest will receive a Scholarship of $2500 and reign as the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen.
2022 Tioga County Fair Queen- Darby Stetter
2022 Tioga County Fair Queen - Darby Stetter
2022 1st Alternate - Nina Coolidge
2022 2nd Alternate- Ashlyn Cummings
2016 PA State Fair Queen-
Darby Kasper (2015 Tioga County Fair queen)
2016 PA State Fair Queen - Darby Kasper
2015 - Tioga County 1st Alternate Fair Queen - Morgan Koziar
Pictured from left to right are: Matt Baker(PA State Representative), Mark Hamilton, Erick Coolidge, Roger Bunn -(Tioga County Commissioners)