Applications Open for the 2017 Franklin County Agricultural Fair Pageant
The 3nd annual event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Rocky Mount.
The fair’s pageant committee is searching for contestants to participate in the event, which will take place on Saturday, September 9 at Benjamin Franklin Middle School East Auditorium, 225 Middle School Road in Rocky Mount.
Contestants must reside in Franklin County or a surrounding county that is within four hours (without a fair pageant program). Every contestant receives a crown and gift. Winners receive crown, sashes, and trophy in addition to gifts. The winner of the Miss Division will receive a $500 cash scholarship, $500 in-kind scholarship to Patrick Henry Community College, and represent Franklin County in the 2018 Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant, with entry fee and room expenses provided.
The pageant will crown winners in the following divisions:
- Beautiful Baby (boy or girl)
- Ages 0-12 months
- Ages 13-23 months
- Wee Baby: Ages 2-3
- Little: Ages 4-6
- Young: Ages 7-9
- Pre-Teen: Ages 10-12
- Junior Miss: Ages 13-16
- Miss: Ages 17-22
- Ms.: Ages 23+
- Miss Outgoing Personality
- Spirit of Miss Franklin County Agricultural Fair
Contestants in Beautiful Baby can be a boy or girl, and will compete in an outfit of choice (Harley wear, gown, dress, suit, etc.) and photogenic (optional). Contestants in the Wee Baby through Ms. Divisions will compete in gown and photogenic. They will model in gown twice. Contestants in the Junior Division will compete in gown, photogenic, casual, and an on stage question during casual wear. Contestants in the Miss Division will compete in gown, casual, interview, onstage question, platform speech, and photogenic. Platform speech will be during casual wear and onstage question will be during gown. Photogenic photo must be black and white.
All contestants are eligible to win Miss Outgoing Personality 2017. In order to win Outgoing Personality, contestants will collect funds. The contestant with the most amount of funds collected in her/his name will win. Winner will receive a crown, sash and trophy.
Two new titles have been added for 2017. Spirit of Miss Franklin County Agricultural Fair – This title will be given to a new participant as recognition for his/her hard work and effort as a contestant in the pageant. Winner will receive a crown, and Ms. Franklin County Agricultural Fair – This title will be given a contestant that is age 23 and older, married, or a parent.
Entry deadline for the pageant is
August 25, 2017 Sept. 1, 2017. The division in which a contestant competes will be determined by their age on the day of competition.
The Miss Franklin County Agricultural Fair Pageant is organized and run entirely by local volunteers. Funds raised from these pageants will go toward the scholarship fund for the Miss Franklin County Agricultural Fair, a preliminary to the Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant.
Danielle Utt, Pageant Director
Free Modeling Clinic & Parent Informative Meeting —August 17, 2017 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
Franklin County Public Library – Main Branch, 355 Franklin St., Rocky Mount
Open to anyone who would like to learn more about pageants. You’ll get beauty, makeup, and hair tips. There will be dresses available to try on. Modeling practice will be provided.
As your children are modeling and learning the pageant layout, you may take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about pageant day and areas of competitions. All your pageant questions will be answered.
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Prices, policies, programs, schedules, attractions and entertainment subject to change or cancellation without notice. No Rainchecks. No Refunds. No weapons, guns or knives allowed at the event. The Franklin County Agricultural Fair and/or County of Franklin reserves the right to refuse admission.