Taylor County Fair seeking participants, offering scholarships


PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Fair Board is pleased to announce that this year’s annual Taylor County Fair will be held from July 28-31, and as organizers prepare for the big event, they are seeking participants in various arenas.

Ladies, have you always dreamed of being royalty? Well now is your time to shine! Although the Taylor County Fair Board was not able to fill the vacancy of the Calico Queen Pageant coordinator, they still wanted to extend a special opportunity for the county’s young females.

This year, instead of having to dress up, smile and impress the judges for a chance at a Taylor County Calico Pageant title, the mental acuity of contestants will be put to the test.

The 2021 Calico Queen will be selected based upon her writing skills and her mastery of portraying “The Importance of County Fairs for the Community and Its Youth.”

To earn the title, as well as a $500 scholarship made payable to the winner’s school of choice, hopefuls must complete a one page essay discussing the important roles county fairs play. The composition must be typed in 12 point font and be double spaced.

The thesis should be lengthy enough to fill an entire page, and will need to have with it a cover page that includes the contestant’s name, age and contact information.

Completed essays must be emailed to [email protected] no later than July 9.

This year’s contest is open to anyone 15-21 years of age that resides in or attends school in Taylor County.

The winner and this year’s Taylor County Fair Calico Queen will be named no later than July 16.

Fair Board Members would like to remind participants that it is the duty of the Calico Queen to attend the Taylor County Fair on July 28-30, from 5:00-10:00 p.m. and on July 31 from noon until 11:00 p.m. She must make herself available for photos with junior livestock and track event winners, among others.

And while earning the 2021 Taylor County Fair Calico Queen title will afford one lucky lady the option to represent the county at the West Virginia State Fairs and Festivals Pageant, attendance is not mandatory.

In fact, it will be the sole decision of the queen, and she will be responsible for entry into that pageant.

So, gather your thoughts on the importance of county fairs and put your best idea forward to claim the 2021 Taylor County Fair Calico Queen title, earning bragging rights and $500 to further your education.

Not only is the fair board looking for their next queen, they are seeking vendors to show off their talents at this year’s event.

Vendors may submit their application to be accepted to showcase their handmade and homemade creations. Vendor spaces are available for artisans and crafters only.

Fair Board members have revealed that anyone working booths must pay admittance for the fair each day, but vendor spots are being offered at no additional charge.

Those wishing to set up and sell their wares will need to message the Taylor County Fair’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/taylorcountyfairwv, to claim their spot.

Although spaces are free, there are a limited number, to be sure to act quickly!

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