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Queen Contest

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Lauren Hughes, Director – 317-370-1789

Click the link below for the application for the 2023 Queen Contest:

Miss Johnson County
Fair Queen Contest

Proudly Sponsored by JCREMC

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Miss Johnson County 2023 Jenna Kelsay

Forever Miss Johnson County

1958 Patsy Newhouse             

1959 Kathy Meador

1960 Karen Jones

1961 Sally Quinton   

1962 Phyllis Boaz

1963 Sharon Jones

1964 Jennifer Campbell

1965 Vicki Scott

1966 Pam Polaski

1967 Terry Billingsly

1968 Jackie Bright

1969 Joyce Felix

1970 Chris Baker

1971 Diane Reynolds

1972 Sally Billingsley

1973 Terry Whitaker

1974 Lori Ryan

1975 Vickie Woodrum

1976 Jane Hoffman

1977 Susan LaGrange

1978 Teresa Kegley

1979 Dee Boice

1980 Renee Franklin

1981 Zoe Roberts

1982 Kathy Watson

1983 Debbie Thompson

1984 Angela Kurtz

1985 Charlotte Linville

1986 Christina Patterson

1987 Michele Vandenburg

1988 Kim Noble**

1989 Lorie Vandenburg

1990 Krista Ferrill

1991 Betty Vandenburg

1992 Heather Skirvin

1993 Andi Fulp

1994 Kara Miller

1995 Abbey John

1996 Jill Ferrell

1997 Andrea Wilson

1998 Erin Heasley

1999 Ellie Stringer

2000 Emily Vessely

2001 Erin Madden **

2002 Stacy Dixon

2003 Lauren Madden

2004 Allison Davis

2005 Karle Schaefer

2006 Kailey Coates

2007 Annie Kaylor

2008 Sarah Walden

2009 Crystal Henderson

2010 Lauren Carter

2011 Hannah Goeb

2012 Bridgette Hardamon

2013 Bailey Johnson

2014 Allie Abney

2015 Samantha Morris

2016 Katie Ott

2017 Caitlin Booe

2018 Hartlee Chadwell

2019 Lauren Hughes

2020 Emma Spurgeon

2021 Kyra Baker

2022 Grace McCarty

2023 Jenna Kelsay

**Indicates State Fair Queen Winners

State Fair Placings

1968 - Jackie Bright - Top 10

1987 - Michele Vandenberg- Top 10

1988 - Kim Noble - 1988 Miss Indiana State Fair

1992 - Heather Skirvin - 1992 Queen’s Court 2nd RU

1997- Andrea Wilson - Top 16

2000 - Emily Vessely - 2001 Queen’s Court 6th RU

2001- Erin Madden - 2002 Miss Indiana State Fair

2014 - Allie Abney - 2015 Queen’s Court 1st RU

2015 - Samantha Morris - Top 10

2016 - Katie Ott - Top 16

2022 - Grace McCarty - Top 16, 2023 Miss Congeniality 

Queen Contest Rules & Responsibilities

1. Each contestant must be at least 17 years of age as of June 1, 2024. Each contestant cannot have reached her 21st birthday as of June 1, 2024.

2. The contestant must be unmarried and must never have been married.

3. Each contestant must be an Indiana and Johnson County Resident, a U.S. citizen, and represent her home county (Johnson) in this contest.  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 Johnson County. Please contact the Contest Director if you have any questions about this residency requirement.

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 2024 or a member of queens’ court 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” title holders are not eligible to compete again.

9. The winner of the County contest will be crowned Miss Johnson County 2024 and must be prepared to spend the remaining period of the Johnson County Fair (July 14 through 20, 2024) as hostess for the fair. Members of the Queen’s Court must also be prepared to serve as hostesses during the fair.

10. The contestants who are selected as Miss Johnson County and Court will be required to be in Crown and Sash attire at all public events and appearances.  Crown and Sash attire includes: formal dress, sundresses, business professional, or business casual, unless otherwise approved by the Contest Director.  

11. 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 in early January 2025 (tentative dates are January 3, 4, and 5). As Miss Johnson County, you will also be required to attend  “County Fair Queens’ Day” at the Indiana State Fair in mid-August (date TBA).

·        PLEASE NOTE:  If you are selected as queen or court member please be aware that this experience may require you to sacrifice some of your regular fair experiences. All winners are expected to be available for all assigned fair duties.  We will do our best to make accommodations so that your 4-H showing obligations can be met.

·        It is also expected that the reigning Queen and her court participate in other events and appearances, including but not limited to, the Greenwood Freedom Festival parade, Downtown Franklin Christmas Parade and Holiday Lighting, and pre-fair events held in June and July of the following year. There will be other opportunities during the year for volunteer or community service events. These events will not be mandatory but you are encouraged to attend if your schedules allow. If you are invited to appear at other events, please make the program Director aware and follow the Official Crown, Sash and Apparel guidelines above.

·         Per State Fair Queen Contest guidelines, tattoos are not prohibited.  However, scoring is up to the judges’ discretion.  Tattoos may be covered if this is a concern to you.  Please discuss this with the contest director if you have any questions.

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