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Queen Contest

Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
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The naming of the new Ionia Free Fair Queen is an event that many look forward to each year! Young ladies come from all over the county to try their chance at winning the crown.

This years competition will be held on Thursday, July 11th, at 7:00pm. The Queen will then attend all 10 days of the fair along with being featured with her Court in the Grand Opening Parade on Saturday July 13th.

The Queen and her Court's duties include many things, such as making appearances at different fair events such as Grandstand Shows, EPark! shows, luncheons, dinners, the Princess Tea, 4-H events, and attending the parade. The Queen and her Court also attend other parades and events throughout their reign.
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Looking to enter the competition??

Ionia Free Fair Queen Application

Please attach an extra file if needed (or sheets if printing off form and mailing). Contestants must be born on or before July 1, 2002 to compete. If a person has been a court member, they are NOT ALLOWED to run for Queen the following year. There MUST be a ONE YEAR break before that contestant may run again. A current headshot photograph MUST accompany your application. You may only submit one photo. All photos become the property of the Ionia Free Fair and will not be returned.
Send application and photo to: Ionia Free Fair, PO Box 96, Ionia, MI 48846
Or email them to: office@ioniafreefair.com
Applications due by July 1, 2019

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Ionia Free Fair 2019 Queen and Court Selection Rules and Information

The following information pertains to the responsibilities and allowances for the Queen and Runners-up:

1. Contestants must be 17 years of age by July 1, 2019 and no older than 24 years of age. If a person has been a court member, they are NOT ALLOWED to run for Queen the following year. There MUST be a ONE YEAR break before that contestant may run again.
2. The Ionia Free Fair Queen, with her 1st and 2nd Runner-up will assume their duties immediately following their selection and will reign until their successors are chosen.
3. The Ionia Free Fair Queen and court will be eligible for the following scholarship amounts sponsored by the Independent Bank: Queen: $750.00; 1st Runner Up: $500.00; 2nd Runner-up: $250.00
4. Select grandstand performance access will be available for the Ionia Free Fair Queen and Runners-up, along with ONE guest to accompany each.
5. The Ionia Free Fair Queen and Runners-up will be given a ‘Super Fun Pass’ (one day unlimited ride pass) for each day of the fair.
6. The Ionia Free Fair Queen and Runners-up will receive one parking pass for the duration.
7. The Ionia Free Fair Queen and Runners-up will appear at designated parades, community celebrations, and other activities until their reigns are completed.
8. The Ionia Free Fair Queen and Runners-up may occasionally need to meet the driver at an agreed upon location to travel to a parade and/or celebration.
9. The Ionia Free Fair will provide a sash and crown for the Queen, along with a sash and tiara for the Runners-up. The Queen and Runners-up may keep these items.
10. The Ionia Free Fair Queen and Runners-up should always dress attractively. They have the option of wearing a gown or attractive dress at parades. The Queen and Runners-up should wear their crowns and sashes for all appearances whenever they are representing the Ionia Free Fair. When not performing an assigned duty during the fair, neat and casual attire is acceptable. (No halter-tops, tube tops, short shorts, or mini-skirts please.) Body piercing, other than earrings, will not be acceptable when representing the Ionia Free Fair Association at ANY FUNCTION. They should bring an umbrella on rainy weather days. A pair of comfortable shoes may also be needed.

**The Queen and Runners-up are expected to have an Ionia Free Fair designated escort with them at all times.**
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Queen Contest
July 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM
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