NEW MILFORD — An opportunity awaits a young lady to meet entertainers, talk with exhibitors, award ribbons, and greet people of all ages who come to enjoy the Harford Fair. As this year’s fair queen, she will receive $500 from the Harford Agricultural Society and a $100 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Trappers’ Association. The alternate queen will receive $300 and each remaining contestant receives $25 for competing. Contestants must be between the ages of 16 and 20.
Poise, the ability to communicate, and a love for the Harford Fair should be possessed by those entering the contest.
In celebration of the 25th Harford Fair Queen Competition, the coronation will be a part of the opening ceremonies on Sunday, Aug. 21, which will include fireworks. This is a change from the past, when the crowning was done on Monday. The winner of the contest will serve as the Harford Fair Queen for 2016 and will represent Harford Fair throughout the week of the fair and at the State Fair Competition in Hershey in January, 2017. In addition, she will be asked to make guest appearances throughout the year.
To enter, young ladies must submit a 300 word essay, “What My Fair Means to My Community.” As a part of the contest, she will give a three to five minute speech on “Why You Should Come to My Fair.” She will have a personal interview with the contest judges which gives her a chance to explain the content of her essay and to answer any questions the judges may have.
All contest rules and entry forms can be found at harfordfair.com. Entry forms are due Aug. 1, and the competition is Sunday, Aug. 21, the opening day of the Harford Fair.