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The Greene County Fair

Fair Queen Competition

2017 Fair QueenGREENE COUNTY FAIR QUEENS

"Interested in becoming the next fair queen for the Greene County Agriculture Fair"

Each year, a fair queen is selected to reign over all contests and events related to the fair. She is the fair's ambassador at special events during the year and represents the fair in area parades. The Greene County Fair Queen is expected to represent the fair with pride and dignity, and to exhibit the highest of principles at all times. The current year Miss Greene County Fair Queen also earns the privilege of competing in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Pageant in Hershey the following.

The Fair Queen Competitions — Each year Miss Greene County Fair Queen Contestants compete to determine who will take home the crown and sash of Miss Greene County Fair.

Judges determine the winner based on each contestant's personal interview, a brief speech on "Why You Should Come to the Greene County Fair," a written essay about the fair and an evening gown competition.

FAIR QUEEN COMPETITION DETAILS:

    Any girl age 16-20 by June 1, 2018 and a resident of Greene County may enter.
    All participants must write an essay (typewritten, 300 words or less) on "What the Greene County Fair Means to My Community."
    All participants must give a speech (3 to 5 minutes) on "Why You Should Come to the Greene County Fair" (creativity is encouraged). The use of props is permitted.
    No names are to appear on the essays. Please enclose a separate sheet with your name, address, telephone number, parents names, age, hobbies and activities, grade just completed, and the high school or college you are attending.
    All essays will be judged on neatness, grammar, and originality.
    Contestants will be judged on poise, appearance (must be attired in a gown), neatness and ability to communicate.
    Deadline for all entries is July 1.
    Send all entries to Fair Queen Contest c/o Greene County Fair PO Box 806, Waynesburg, PA 15370
    Speeches will be given on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds.
    The winner will have the opportunity to compete in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Contest which will be held in January 2017 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
    The queen must be single, never married, have had no children and must not marry, or become pregnant during her reign.
    The queen must be able to appear at various functions, parades, etc., and sign contract.
    If there are not 2 participants in this competition it will be cancelled.
    Act in accordance with the PA Fair Queen behavior policy.
    Meet all commitments, Queen obligations and dress code set forth by the Greene County Fair Board and follow all rules set forth by the board.
   

RESPONSIBILITIES of the FAIR QUEEN:

    Be on hand at all areas of the Greene County Fair to distribute ribbons, trophies, etc, as coordinated with the Pageant Coordinators. This responsibility begins on Sunday, August 5 and continues through Saturday, August 11, and includes all contests.
    Represent the Greene County Fair in parades and other functions throughout the area during the year of her reign.
    Represent the Greene County Fair in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Pageant during the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs in Hershey in January 2019.

FAIR QUEEN NEWS:

    2013 PA State Fair Queen Runners-up: Christa Ziefel in top 5
    2013 Pennsylvania Fair Queen (PSACF) —l Rhonda Carl of Ashland was named the 2013 Pennsylvania Fair Queen during the State Competition on January 26. Click here to read News Release

PAST FAIR QUEENS:

    2017—Julie Policz
    2016—Lindsey Gilbert
    2015—Brittany Bonnema
    2014—Sadie Wright
    2013—Chelsea Wilson
    2012—Christa Ziefel
    2011—Samantha Morris
    2010—Chelsea Moore
    2009—Karlie Hoy
    2008—Lindsey Longstreth
    2007—Megan Moore
    2006—Amelia Simpson
    2005—Nicole B. Finnegan
    2004—Cassie Mooney
    2003—Clarissa Mirkovich
    2002—Vanessa Mirkovich
    2001—Alicia Renee Hamel
    2000—Jamie Lynn Grim
    1999—Edith Higgins
    1998—Elizabeth Curry
    1997—Autumn King
    1996—Joni Fuller
    1995—Becky Cramer
    1994—Jennifer Howard
    1993—Marti LIghtner
    1992—Amy Anderson ((1993 PA State Fair Queen))
    1991—Emily Bowlen
    1989—Bobbie Whipkey
    1988—Becky Miller
    1987—Dorie Matscherz
    1986—Amy Willison

    
[2016 and 2017 Fair Queens]
2016 Lindsey Gilbert (left)
2017 Greene County Fair Queen Julie Policz (center)
2016 West Alexandra Fair Queen Ashley Tremel (right)
2018 DEPARTMENT XXII — FAIR QUEEN & LEADLINE CONTESTS:

    Fair Queen Contest:
        Click here for application or refer to the online booklet for 2017 fair queen rules (page 43).
        Deadline for all entries is July 1, 2018
        Speeches on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Greene County Fairgrounds
        Act in accordance with the PA Fair Queen behavior policy.
        Contact: Debbie Stephenson at 724-627-4752 or email at greenecountyfair@windstream.net
    The Fair Queen winner will have the opportunity to compete in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Contest which will be held in January 2019 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

    Leadline Contest:
        Click here to refer to the online booklet for 2018 leadline rules (page 43).
        The objectives of this class are to promote the sheep industry by presenting a class of sheep in a most attractive manner and to give spectators an opportunity to see the best of the sheep and wool industry.
        To compete, contestants must send a typed commentary with $2.00 (no refunds), name, address, phone, age, birth date, breed and age of sheep. Also please state if sheep is owned by you, your family or borrowed.
        Outfits worn by the contestants must be made of 100% wool or a wool blend with a minimum of 60% wool.
        Registration deadline: 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Coordinator reserves the right to place in the class.
        Contest to be held on at 7:30 PM on Monday, August 6, 2018.
        Contact: Janet Mawhinney at 724-966-2577 or email at jbmmmd@windstream.net
        OR Contact: Tammy Brookover at 724-710-4854

Schedule of Events

GATES & ADMISSION:

    Gates — Monday - Saturday — 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
    Rides — Monday - Saturday — 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (Rides by Tropical Amusements)
    Admission (at gate) — $8.00 per person
    Everyone coming through the fair gate must have a ticket. No refunds. Admission includes parking, rides and entertainment.

        SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018 (No Animals/No Rides):
        8:30 AM—3:00 PM     ANIMAL ENTRYS Check-In (closed to public)
        10:00 AM     DRAFT HORSE HALTER SHOW & MULES
        10:00 AM—3:00 PM     HOME & GARDEN, 4-H, GRANGE EXHIBITS Check-In (closed to public)
        12:30 PM     DRAFT HORSE HITCH SHOW
        4:00 PM     FAIR QUEEN CONTEST
        5:00 PM     WOOL & HAY SHOW JUDGING (closed to public)
        5:30 PM     VESPER SERVICE (open to the Public) — Led by Rev. Don Wilson
        MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018:
        9:00 AM     HOME & GARDEN JUDGING (closed to public)
        9:00 AM     4-H, FFA & OPEN GOAT SHOW
        5:00 PM     FARM STOCK TRACTOR REGISTRATION — Click here for Farm Stock Tractors rules
        5:30 PM     4-H, FFA EXHIBITION LIVE CARCASS CLASS
        7:00 PM     FARM STOCK TRACTOR PULLS
        7:30 PM     LEADLINE CONTEST
        TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018:
        9:00 AM     4-H RABBIT SHOW
        10:00 AM     HARNESS RACING
        11:30 AM     4-H, FFA, & OPEN DAIRY CATTLE SHOW — Sponsored by by Rhodes & Hammers Printing, Inc.
        6:30 PM     4-H & FFA MARKET STEER SHOW
        7:00 PM     TRUCK PULLS — by Power Pulling Productions, LLC. — Sponsored by by Fox Ford Featuring:
            8,000 Open Street Diesel 4x4
            Limited Pro Stock Diesel 4x4
            Pro Stock 4x4 Trucks
        ... Rules available at www.powerpullingproductions.com
        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018
        9:30 AM     4-H, FFA & OPEN BEEF CATTLE SHOW
        10:00 AM     HARNESS RACING
        6:30 PM     4-H & FFA MARKET LAMB SHOW — Sponsored by Waynesburg Milling Company
        7:00 PM     Croushore's Championship Demolition Derby (Mini-Vans, Compacts & Full-size Cars)
        THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018:
        "SENIOR CITIZEN NITE" — FREE ADMISSION for ages 65 and older with ID
        10:00 AM     4-H, FFA & OPEN SHEEP SHOW
        6:15 PM     CARHARTT LIVESTOCK SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS — Sponsored by Mickey's Mens Store
        6:30 PM     4-H & FFA MARKET STEER AND LAMB SALE
        6:30 PM     LEATHER CRAFT FUN FOR KIDS (4-H Building, upper level)
        8:00 PM     Chris Higbee Band (in show tent) — Sponsored by C&M Waste
        FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018:
        8:00 AM     MASTER SHOWMAN CONTEST (part 1)
        9:00 AM     4-H & FFA TRACTOR DRIVING COMPETITION
        NOON     4-H & FFA STOCKMENS CONTEST
        1:00 PM     MASTER SHOWMAN CONTEST (part 2)
        7:00 PM     CROUSHOURE's CHAMPIONSHIP DEMOLOTION DERBY (Compacts & Full-size Cars)
        SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018:
        5:00 PM     WOOD CARVING AUCTION (at Carving Site) — Auctioned by Joe Pyle Auction Service
        7:00 PM     TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS by Power Pulling Productions, LLC — Sponsored by Bortz Chevrolet
        Featuring:
            Super Stock 4x4 Trucks
            Limited Pro/Super Farm Tractors
            20,000# Open Street Semi's
            Pro Modified 4WD Trucks
        ... Rules available at www.powerpullingproductions.com
        MONDAY—SATURDAY
        Everyone coming through the fair gates must have a ticket (Gate Admission: $8.00)
            TUESDAY — SATURDAY:

                DENNIS BEACH CUSTOM WOOD CARVINGS — Sponsored by Frey Lumber & Pallet Company

                BARNYARD PETTING ZOO by Jan Marchezak — Sponsored by Greene County Messenger & the Herald Standard Newspapers

                MONSTER TRUCK RIDES (5:00 pm to 10:00 pm)
        SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM (Gates open at 4:00 PM)
        19th ANNUAL GREENE COUNTY LUCAS OIL MEGA PULL
        at the GREENE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS — Sponsored by: Bortz Chevrolet and Washington Health System-Greene
        (We reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather — no refunds. RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m.)
        [Lucas Oil Mega Pull]
            Saturday, September 8, 2018:
                4:00 pm — Gates Open

                7:00 pm — Truck & Tractor Pulls by Pro Pulling League
                    Pulls Featuring:
                        Super Modified 2WD Trucks
                        Super Stock Diesel Trucks
                        Unlimited Super Stock Tractors
                        Open Limited Pro/Super Farm Tractors
                    Rules avaliable at: www.propulling.com

                Rain date: Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 PM

                Admission (tickets available at gate):
                    Admission — $25.00 per person

                    May purchase tickets in advance at: Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency, 19 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
                    Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

                Reserved Parking:
                    Track-side — $40 per vehicle (Call 724-627-9160 to reserve your parking space) LIMITED AVAILABILITY

                    For more information call — 724-627-9160

Admissions

ADMISSIONS POLICY and VISITOR INFORMATION:


    [$8 tickets]
    Directions — From I-79N, exit 14; turn right, go thru 2 lights; fairground on right.
    Tickets — Everyone coming through the gate MUST have a ticket.
    In the unlikely event of a "rain-out", NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN for gate admissions!
    Gate Admission — $8.00
    Public Parking within the fairgrounds
    Handicapped parking available
    Use of handicapped chairs, wheeled or electric permitted
    Restrooms are located throughout the fairgrounds
    No ALCOHOL / No DRUGS permitted on fair grounds ever!
    No DOGS PERMITTED on fairgrounds during Fair week (unless needed for handicap purposes / permit seeing eye dogs)
    For additional information or for entry forms, e-mail the Fair Secretary at greenecountyfair@windstream.net
    Off-season information — 724-627-4752 or 724-852-2175

GATES TIMES & MORE:

    GREENE COUNTY FAIR DATES for 2018: Sunday, August 5 — Saturday, August 11


    Sunday, August 5: NO RIDES/NO ANIMALS


    EVERYONE COMING THRU THE GATES MUST HAVE A TICKET ($8)


    Monday, August 6 — Saturday, August 11:
        GATES OPEN 3—11 P.M.
        RIDES 5—11 P.M.

    Tuesday, August 7 — Saturday, August 11:
        Dennis Beach Custom Wood Carvings — Sponsored by Frey Lumber & Pallet Company
        Barnyard Petty Zoo by Jan Marchezak — Sponsored by Greene County Messenger & The Hearld Standard Newspapers

OFFICIAL FAIR SPONSORS:

    PEPSI — Official soft drink for the Greene County Fair
    WANB — Official Radio Station of the Greene County Fair
    Rides by — Tropical Amusement, Inc.


Girl Petting Cow
Livestock Auction
Home & Garden Exhibits

Livestock Shows:
Open Dairy Cattle
4-H Market Steers
4-H & Open Beef Cattle
4-H Market Lambs
4-H & Open Sheep
Rabbits

Guy Petting Goat
Judging of:

Animals, Wool,
Hay, Produce,
Canned Goods
... and more exhibits


Bunches of Vegetables

Woman having her picture taken
Contests/competitions:

Fair Queen Contest
Tractor Driving Competitions
Tractor & Truck Pulls

Cars Ramming into Each Other
Demolition Derby
Wood Carving
Harness Racing
Petting Zoo

Shows:
Draft Horse Halter
Draft Horse Hitch
Leadline
Carhartt Presentation
.. . and more
Guy racing on a chait being pulled by Horse



4-H & Grange Displays
Home & Garden
Pastry Exhibits
Fruits & Veggies

Contests:
Apple Pie Contest
Cake Baking
Pie Baking
Photography
Art & Pottery

girl with sash carefully petting goat
Farm Judging:

Wool & Hay
Pumpkins & Squash
Corn & other grains
Wine & Honey
laid out prize winning vegetables


THRILLS!

Tropical Amusements
Carvinal Rides
Midway Games

Bingo
Contests & Awards
Petting Zoo
Monster Truck Rides
Live Bands
& Entertainers
Senior Citizens Day
... and more

Food stands

Refreshment Stands
Hot Sausage Subs
Brick-of-Fries
Hot Sandwiches
Loaded Hot Dogs
Cotton Candy
Flavored Pretzels
Funnel Cakes
Pies & Cakes
Candied Apples
. . . and more


a bunch of balloons set up on the wall and have prizes underneath
Face painting
Pull a Duck
Fish for a prize
Win a stuffed toy . . .

Women getting face painted

Diamond Sponsors:

    EQT Corporation

    Gold Sponsors:

    Chevron
    Chissy's Recycling & Solid Waste

    Bronze Sponsors:

    Bortz Chevrolet
    Community Bank
    Equipment Transport, LLC
    First Federal Savings & Loan of Greene County
    Fox Ford of Waynesburg
    Greene County Messenger & Herald-Standard
    Observer-Reporter
    People's Gas Company

Fair Rules

2018 SUBMITTING ENTRIES AND FEES:

    All entries must be submitted using the provided blank entry forms with all sections completed in full.
    Entry fees must be included with all entries. No entry fees will be refunded. A $35.00 surcharge will be charged for each returned check.
    All entries must be in the name of the actual owner or authorized agent of the owner.
    No more than two entries may be entered in any one class by the same exhibitor.
    Entries must be postmarked by June 30th of the current year unless otherwise specified. Entries will not be accepted after that date.
    In addition, all 4-H entries must also submit an Extension 4-H Project Form to the Extension Office by June 1 (with the exception of Market Livestock Project entries made at time of fair weigh-in).
    Camper space is available at $110.00 per week for 35 ft. and under, $135 per week for over 35 ft.. The fee includes sewage and water hook-up. Payment must be included with the camper entry form. Camper space will be assigned.
    Mail fair entries and camper form with payment to: Greene County Fair Board, PO Box 806, Waynesburg, PA 15370.
    FMI or questions, call 724-627-4752 or 724-627-9160

GENERAL ENTRY INFORMATION:

    The Management reserves the right to withhold any premiun awarded under false representations or not in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and the premium list.
    Where entry or entries are not up to standard, the Judge may award no premium, or may award no First Premium and may award Second Premium, even where there is but on entry.
    Any exhibitor attempting to influence a judge' decision shall forfeit all claims to premiums.
    Exhibitors must deliver their stock and articles to the Superintendent of the designated departments.

2018 ENTRY FORMS:

    Click here for Home and Garden Only Entry Form
    Click here for the Livestock Entry Form
 
2018 FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASE AWARENESS:

This foreign animal disease alert is for exhibitors at Pennsylvania fairs. As a result of heightened awareness of security in the United States, foreign animal disease (FAD) surveillance is being increased nationwide. We encourage each of you to be particularly aware of any indication that could signal the occurrence of a highly contagious disease or any other unusual or unexplained adverse animal health event. No potential cases of foreign animal disease should be ignored.

Potential hoaxes should be treated as real threats until proven otherwise. Special attention should be directed at farms and other areas where there are large number of livestock and poultry.

Be particularly alert to these five signs:

    Sudden, unexplained death loss in the heard or flock
    Severe illness affecting a high percentage of the animals
    Blistering around an animal's mouth, nose, teats or hooves
    Unusual ticks or maggots
    Staggering, falling or central nervous system disorders.

If you see something unusual, alert the Fair Superintendent at fair office.

2018 SPECIAL BAKING CONTESTS:

All recipes for the following contests must be typed on plain white paper (PA Preferred, Apple Pie, Angel Food):

        PA Preferred Jr Baking Contest - Cookies, Brownies & Bars Section A15, Class 11 - Youth
        Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Section 1, Class 7a
        Homemade Chocolate Cake Contest Section 1, Class 12
        Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest Section 1, Class 13

2018 DEPARTMENT XXII — FAIR QUEEN & LEADLINE CONTESTS:

    Fair Queen Contest:
        Click here for application or refer to the online booklet for 2017 fair queen rules (page 43).
        Deadline for all entries is July 1, 2018
        Speeches on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Greene County Fairgrounds
        Act in accordance with the PA Fair Queen behavior policy.
        Contact: Debbie Stephenson at 724-627-4752 or email at greenecountyfair@windstream.net
    The Fair Queen winner will have the opportunity to compete in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Contest which will be held in January 2019 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

    Leadline Contest:
        Click here to refer to the online booklet for 2018 leadline rules (page 43).
        The objectives of this class are to promote the sheep industry by presenting a class of sheep in a most attractive manner and to give spectators an opportunity to see the best of the sheep and wool industry.
        To compete, contestants must send a typed commentary with $2.00 (no refunds), name, address, phone, age, birth date, breed and age of sheep. Also please state if sheep is owned by you, your family or borrowed.
        Outfits worn by the contestants must be made of 100% wool or a wool blend with a minimum of 60% wool.
        Registration deadline: 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Coordinator reserves the right to place in the class.
        Contest to be held on at 7:30 PM on Monday, August 6, 2018.
        Contact: Janet Mawhinney at 724-966-2577 or email at jbmmmd@windstream.net
        OR Contact: Tammy Brookover at 724-710-4854


2018 DEPARTMENT XXII — TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS:

    Click here for Farm Stock Tractors rules (updated 7/25/2017).
    Also see Truck & Tractor rules at: www.powerpullingproductions.com
    Click here for Semi's and 4x4's Pull Rules (Power Pulling Productions, LLC)
    Registation: Monday, August 6 - 5:00 PM
    Farm Stock Tractor Pulls: Monday, August 6 at 7:00 PM.
    Driver must remain in seat at all times. No riders permitted, No Entry Refunds!
    The starting pull will be made from a tight chain with no jerking; all contestants may be subject to re-weigh and dyno check.

2018 DEMOLITION DERBY:

    Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm — Croushoure's Championship Demolition Derby
    Friday, August 10 at 7:00 pm — Croushoure's Championship Demolition Derby