The Big Butler Fair board is currently accepting entry forms for the Butler Fair Queen contest. The Butler Fair Queen contest is for females between the ages of 16 and 20 years who are residents of Butler County. Each year the Fair Queen winner serves as a community ambassador for the Big Butler Fair for the coming year.
The contest consists of 4 segments with each segment counting towards points:
- Personal Interview
Each contestant will meet privately with a panel of three judges. The interview is judged on conversational ability, the answers to a variety of questions, appearance / poise, activities and knowledge of the Big Butler Fair. (40 points)
- Evening Gown / Introduction
This segment is conducted in front of guests and three judges. Each contestant will walk on stage and introduce herself to the audience. This introduction should be similar to that which a Fair Queen would give when visiting a fair or other public event. (Must be under 1 minute). This event is judged on content, stage presence and appearance. (20 points).
- Speech Presentation
This is a persuasive speech on the topic "Why you should come to my fair". A 3-5 minutes (timed) oral presentation is given in front of the audience. This speech should include daily and featured events, agricultural exhibits and how our fair impacts our community. It is judged on content, persuasive quality, speaking ability and poise / presence. (30 points)
- Impromptu Question
Each contestant will be required to answer the same impromptu question in front of the judges and audience (10 points)
Butler Fair Queen Contest Rules
- Reside in Butler County or be a current fair exhibitor.
- Be between 16 and not older than 20 by June 1.
- Never been a local or state fair queen.
- Have parental or guardian consent.
- Be single, never married, have had no children and remain so during her reign.
- Be available to participate in events during 9 days of the Fair.
- Attend the state competition in Hershey, PA in January.
- Agree to promote the Big Butler Fair in a positive manner, before, during and after fair week.
- Be available for publicity, before, during, and after the fair (via TV, newspaper, radio and public appearances).