Four contestants are expected for this year's contest to choose the next North Central Missouri Fair Queen. The contest itself is Sunday, July 29th with an outdoor coronation to occur on opening night of the fair, Tuesday July 31st.
The royalty events are being organized by Rebecca Steinhoff. She listed the contestants as Shelby Lowrey, a Trenton High School senior; Loren Fox, a graduate of the Trenton High School; Ronna Owens, a senior at Grundy R-5 High School; and Cassie Reid of Missouri State University.
The public portion of the fair queen contests starts at 5 o'clock on July 29th in the Hoover Theatre on the third floor of the Grundy County Jewett Norris Library.
Persons attending can view the evening gown and talent portion of the queen contest. However, the judges interview with each contestant is NOT open to the public.
Interview and talent each account for 40 percent of the judges score; evening gown 20 percent.
Announcement of the fair queen is scheduled at
7 o'clock on Tuesday night, July 31st, at the North Central Missouri Fairgrounds.
That is before an outdoor music show is held that night. The queen receives a $350 scholarship to NCMC OR a $300 scholarship to the school of their choice. The prize also includes a sash, tiara, bouquet of flowers, and the entry fee paid to the Missouri State Fair Queen Competition NEXT
year. First and second runners-up receive a $100 scholarship to the school of their choice and a bouquet of flowers.
The current N-C-M-O Fair Queen, Kami Nelson of Hale, is among those competing next month at Sedalia (August 10th) for the State Fair Queen contest.