Applications for the Austin County Fair Queen pageant are now being accepted. A candidate must be at least 15 years of age by the beginning of the current school year, be single, be a resident of Austin County or enrolled as a student in a school in an Austin County School District or be home schooled in Austin County.
She must be of good conduct, not on probation with the state of Texas or not on scholastic probation. In addition, the Austin County Fair Queen will be an official representative of the Austin County Fair.
Any business place, organization or individual may sponsor a candidate for the Queen’s Contest. The sponsorship fee for its candidate will be $125.
An orientation meeting for queen candidates will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Austin County Fair Office. Queen candidates may begin selling tickets after the meeting.
Applications and all other required paperwork for the queen’s contest must be turned in by Sept. 8 to be eligible to run for fair queen. Candidates are required to sell at least $1,500 worth of advance season gate tickets or Passports to Fun. The Austin County fair queen and ticket queen will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each upon entering college or a trade school. Fair queen runner-up and ticket queen runner-up will each receive a $1,500 scholarship. In addition, all girls who sell over $2,500 of advance tickets will receive a $50 gift.
The Fair Queen Pageant will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.
For more information or an application, please contact Angela Hoppe at (979) 885-8915 or the Fair Office at (979) 865-5995 or visit www.austincountyfair.com.