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The 2024 Fair Queen Contest!

Wednesday, February 21st
Hometown News Center Stage
(in front of the Adams Arena)
Please enter through back gate off Peacock Rd.
The public is welcome to this event.
Free Admission!

2024 St Lucie County Fair Queen Application

All contestants must be currently enrolled in a
St. Lucie County School and in 9th, 10th or 11th grade.

This contest is NOT a beauty pageant. We are looking for a natural born female with good moral character, an outgoing personality who are involved in our community along with an agricultural background.

The Fair Queen will attend the functions during the Fair for all ten days and several events throughout their reigning year. The Court will accompany her when she deems necessary.

The Fair Queen’s main priority is to support the St. Lucie County Youth Livestock Program. Some of her duties require her to be photographed with our exhibitors during our livestock award ceremonies and sale pictures. This includes but not limited to pigs, steers, and goats.

The Fair Queen and Court are required to follow the St. Lucie County Youth Livestock’s dress code while attending the St. Lucie County Fair and other Fair related events unless otherwise stated.

Carefully review the application regulations and deadlines. We are looking for individuals that would be proud to represent this county. We look forward to meeting all applicants.

Contest attire is:

Long jeans (no holes), long sleeve button down shirt, belt, and closed toe boot style shoes.

Contestants may wear cowboy hats but be aware if you win you may need to take it off to put your crown on.

Judging Procedure

Judges will receive and review all applications prior to the contest. If there is a need for a tiebreaker, the application score will be used to determine a winner.

Preliminary - Each category is worth 20%.

  • Application and Essay
  • Participation
  • First Impression
  • Stage Presence
  • Question and Answer

Semi Finalist- During the Semi Finalist round all other scores start at zero.

  • Stage Presence
  • Question and Answer
Application Deadline Wednesday, January 31st at Midnight

Application Tips, Suggestions and Reminders

  • Type or neatly hand write application.
  • Make sure the 100 word minimum essay is thought out and makes sense. Have someone proof read it.
  • Double check grammar and spelling on completed application.
  • List everything about you that is applicable.
  • Your minimum requirement can be as simple as “that you attend the fair.”
  • The more the information you include the better. This will make the judges feel as if they know who you are as person before the contest.
  • Remember, this is not a beauty contest. We tell the judges that we are looking for young girls that have good moral character, personality, community involvement and a agricultural background. The more they know about you as a person the better.

You do not need to have any involvement in the fair to be a contestant. Your involvement can be as that you attend the fair. The application will be judged as part of this contest. It comes out to be 20% of the preliminary score. This will be the judge’s first impression of you. Some judges take the application process very seriously. We advise you to put together a well thought out and neat/professional application. Be very creative but only include required information. Thank you.

Personal Information

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Document Uploads

This part of your application must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer, in order to upload your Letters of Recommendation and Essay you must upload a PDF file, no larger than 5 MB. If you're unable to submit your application via computer, please bring your complete application and documents to the first meeting.
Letter of Recommendation please upload a PDF file
Letter of Recommendation please upload a PDF file

Interests & Plans

2023 Contest Rules and Regulations “Contestant Contract”

Gifts and Other Incentives

The St. Lucie County Fair will provide the following:

  • A Jacket or Sweater with the St. Lucie County Fair logo embroidered along with the Fair Queen's name and belt buckle with the year or reign.
  • $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice. This scholarship may be used within two years after graduation.
  • Memorable gift.
  • $400 prize money.
  • $200 prize money.
  • Memorable gift.
  • $100 prize money
  • Memorable gift
  • $50 prize money
  • Memorable gift

The Queen, The Court, and Miss Congeniality will all receive Bouquets of Flowers, Sashes & Tiaras.

Application Requirements

  1. Application Form*
  2. Contestant information*
  3. Contestant’s Contract, Rules and Regulations
  4. Two letters of Reference Explaining Community Involvement*
  5. Proof of current year in school (grade)
  6. $15.00 sponsor fee
  7. A 100 word minimum typed essay on “Why you want to be the St. Lucie County Fair Queen”*

Please note that only the starred* items will be submitted and reviewed by the judges. Any other items will NOT be submitted. Please NO SELF PORTRAITS!

“1 thru 7” must be turned in by the Application Deadline!

NOTE: You can not save this application in this website. You must complete it all at once.

Fair 2023

Karsen King

Fair Queen and Her Court!

Important information

Practice Days

Practice is held at:
St. Lucie County Fairgrounds
15601 West Midway Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
*** Please enter through the Peacock Road entrance**
Typically, we are in one of the community buildings. We will post a note at the fair office where you can find us.

Parent/Contestant Meeting Sunday, February 4th at 1:00 pm
There will be a notary available that day. Sponsorship fee will be collected on this date.

Regular Practice Schedule
Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 18, 2024 - 1:00 pm
Please bring the shirt you are planning on wearing during the contest.

Mandatory Final Practice
Tuesday, February 20 - Time - TBA

Wednesday, February 21 - 7pm Center Stage

All practices are MANDATORY unless you have received prior approval by email or text. Applicants who miss any practice unexcused will be dropped from the contest.

********** Practice times and places are subject to change**********


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