July 1, 2022 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

Deadline approaching for Pageant

The deadline to compete in the Champaign County Fair Queen and Little Miss Pageant is this week.

The Champaign County Fair Pageant will be held July 14 at 2 p.m. at the City Center in Champaign.


The Queen contestant must be a resident of Champaign County for at least one year prior to the pageant. A college address is not considered for residence. The contestant must be 16 years old by July 1 and not have reached her 22nd birthday by Jan. 1, 2020.


Contestants will need to purchase a contestant T-shirt, participate in a dance routine, be interviewed by the judges in a business suit or dress, appear on stage in a one-piece solid color swimsuit with taupe heels, appear on stage in a floor-length evening gown and present a memorized one-minute speech and answer a impromptu question on stage.

Little Miss contestants must be five by July 1 and no older than 9 by July 14 and must be a resident of Champaign County for a least one year. Contestants will have to purchase a contestant T-shirt, appear on stage on a nice dress, answer one question and hold a four minute conversation with the judges off stage and be involved in a dance production during the pageant.

Applications for the Miss pageant can be found here.
Applications for the Little Miss pageant can be found here.

Applications should be sent to: ccfadirector@aol.com. Checks should be made payable to Champaign County Fair Queen Pageant and sent to: Deb Simmons, 19862 Newtown Rd., Oakwood, IL 61858.

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