160th Platte County
Fair Seeks Queen
The Platte County Fair is looking for its queen, and whoever
wears the crown will not only have the privilege of representing the oldest
continuous county fair west of the Mississippi at the State Fair competition in
August, but also receive a scholarship opportunity and money for college.
The young woman selected to wear the crown will be awarded a
$1,000 scholarship opportunity from the Missouri Western State University
(MWSU) Foundation and $500 from the
Platte County Fair.
The recipient awarded the Missouri Western State University
scholarship is expected to meet the current requirements for admission to the
An additional $400 in scholarship money is being awarded by
858-HAIR. The salon will award $200 to the queen, $100 to the 1st runner and
$50 each to the 2nd runner up and Miss Congeniality.
Several other local businesses are generously offering
products and services to support the event.
The Platte County Fair’s queen contest focuses on an interview
process, communication skills and talent. Honors will also be awarded to first
and second runner up and Miss Congeniality contestants.
The competition is open to any young ladies between the age
of 17 and not older than 22 (as of September 1, 2023) who have resided in
Missouri and Platte County at least six months prior to July 19, 2023, are
citizens of the United States, and who have not already competed at the State
Fair more than twice.
The contest will include a private pre-event interview on
July 19, 2023 a talent or speech presentation and an evening gown competition
followed by an extemporaneous question. Contestants will be judged on poise,
appearance and personality within each competition category.
In addition to her many prizes and awards, the fair queen
will have the honor of representing the fair at various events, as well as to
the media. And, she’ll be sent to compete as the Platte Fair’s candidate at the
Missouri State Fair queen competition in August.
The Platte County Fair Queen competition, which will be open to fairgoers,
will be conducted on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pavilion on the fairgrounds.
The fairgrounds are located at exit 20 off I-29, just north of KCI Airport.
Each contestant must have a sponsor, which can be an
organization, business or individual. A sponsorship fee of $50 payable to the
Platte County Fair Association must accompany an application.
The deadline for
entries to be received for the contest for the Platte County fair queen is July 10 at Midnight.
For an application or information on being a sponsor contact
committee chair Judy Davis at (816) 640-5449.
Online applications located below, make sure you complete both. Both applications are also available to download in the PDF section below.