Queen Pageant

Current Queen

Baylee Marquez

Hi, my name is Baylee Marquez and I am the 2021 Crawford County Fair Queen! I attend Truman State University and am working towards a Nursing major with a Spanish for the Professions minor. After getting my degree, I plan to come back to the area to serve the community that supported me and helped guide me to where I am today. 

I had never really considered doing the Queen Pageant growing up and decided to do the pageant for the fun of it at the last minute. I was in it for the fun and regardless of if I won or not, it wouldn’t change my involvement in the community. I could not have asked for a better group of girls to run with. All of the girls were so sweet and we had a great time together. I still talk to the girls when I see them and I’m grateful to have made friends out of it. 

I have always been involved in the community, mostly through 4-H, but also volunteering at the animal shelter when I could and highschool groups such as NHS , FFA, and FBLA briefly. I was the president of the Final Drive 4-H club for around 7 years before I left for school, and I loved every second of it. I love getting to work with the 4-H kids. I get to watch them learn and become more confident. Because of this, the fair has always been a highlight of the year. 

The fair is much more than rides and concerts. For me, the fair has always been about the kids and them getting to show their projects that they work hard on all year, whether that be livestock, woodworking, etc. My best fair memories are in the livestock barn (mostly Fannie’s fun days) and I try to make it enjoyable for all of the 4-H kids too. It makes me so proud to see how hard they work and the friendships they form. This is what 4-H is all about!

  I have had the pleasure to attend a number of events and represent the Crawford County Fair. I made appearances at different fair events such as the prince and princess pageant, youth pageant, kids tractor pull, the livestock shows, and singing the national anthem for the bull riding event and the sale. I also attended the Harvest Festival in Steelville, the Steelville Rodeo, Cuba Fest (where I sang the national anthem), and Steelville Christmas Parade. There are still a couple of events coming up that I am excited for like the Race to the Rocker and the Cuba Parade. 

I am so grateful for all of the support from my community. I want to give a special thanks to my sponsors, Jim’s Motors and People’s Bank, for their support with the Queen Pageant. My parents were troopers for dealing with me taking over their camper so we could get ready, and poor Vicky who was nice enough to let me do a quick change in her camper before making a mad dash back to the stage. My grandparents and 4-H family were right there to cheer me on through the rain and heat. Aimee and Danielle have been great at keeping me informed on community events and helping me stay on track. I had so much support from my friends, family, and community and I would have been a hot mess without them!

I’m so excited to meet the new contestants and I’m ready to help them with whatever I can. While I’ve had fun as the Crawford County Fair Queen, passing on the title will not change the dedication I have to my community. I hope this year’s girls will have as much fun as we di

Hi, my name is Baylee Marquez and I am the 2021 Crawford County Fair Queen! I attend Truman State University and am working towards a Nursing major with a Spanish for the Professions minor. After getting my degree, I plan to come back to the area to serve the community that supported me and helped guide me to where I am today. 

I had never really considered doing the Queen Pageant growing up and decided to do the pageant for the fun of it at the last minute. I was in it for the fun and regardless of if I won or not, it wouldn’t change my involvement in the community. I could not have asked for a better group of girls to run with. All of the girls were so sweet and we had a great time together. I still talk to the girls when I see them and I’m grateful to have made friends out of it. 

I have always been involved in the community, mostly through 4-H, but also volunteering at the animal shelter when I could and highschool groups such as NHS , FFA, and FBLA briefly. I was the president of the Final Drive 4-H club for around 7 years before I left for school, and I loved every second of it. I love getting to work with the 4-H kids. I get to watch them learn and become more confident. Because of this, the fair has always been a highlight of the year. 

The fair is much more than rides and concerts. For me, the fair has always been about the kids and them getting to show their projects that they work hard on all year, whether that be livestock, woodworking, etc. My best fair memories are in the livestock barn (mostly Fannie’s fun days) and I try to make it enjoyable for all of the 4-H kids too. It makes me so proud to see how hard they work and the friendships they form. This is what 4-H is all about!

  I have had the pleasure to attend a number of events and represent the Crawford County Fair. I made appearances at different fair events such as the prince and princess pageant, youth pageant, kids tractor pull, the livestock shows, and singing the national anthem for the bull riding event and the sale. I also attended the Harvest Festival in Steelville, the Steelville Rodeo, Cuba Fest (where I sang the national anthem), and Steelville Christmas Parade. There are still a couple of events coming up that I am excited for like the Race to the Rocker and the Cuba Parade. 

I am so grateful for all of the support from my community. I want to give a special thanks to my sponsors, Jim’s Motors and People’s Bank, for their support with the Queen Pageant. My parents were troopers for dealing with me taking over their camper so we could get ready, and poor Vicky who was nice enough to let me do a quick change in her camper before making a mad dash back to the stage. My grandparents and 4-H family were right there to cheer me on through the rain and heat. Aimee and Danielle have been great at keeping me informed on community events and helping me stay on track. I had so much support from my friends, family, and community and I would have been a hot mess without them!

I’m so excited to meet the new contestants and I’m ready to help them with whatever I can. While I’ve had fun as the Crawford County Fair Queen, passing on the title will not change the dedication I have to my community. I hope this year’s girls will have as much fun as we did at the last fair and I can’t wait for fair time to roll around!

d at the last fair and I can’t wait for fair time to roll around!

Queen Contestant Qualifications

  • Must be 17 through 21 years of age by July  10.
  • Must reside in Crawford County
  • Shall be single and have never been married
  • Those who are pregnant, have been pregnant, or cohabitate with someone of the opposite sex are ineligible to participate
  • Must have a sponsor
  • Must ride in the parade on  sponsor’s float
  • Entries shall be made no later than June 3, 2021.
  • All talent must be performed the Tuesday night prior to the pageant.
  • If talent is not performed that night, the points for talent will be forfeited with a score of zero for the talent portion of the contest.
  • Talents may not be changed 72 hours prior to the talent practice.
  • Participation in all practices IS mandatory. All materials used in the talent portion must be present and functioning properly at the time of practice.
  • Conduct that is found to be improper and detrimental to the Crawford County Queen Pageant and the Crawford County Fair Board will be reasons for dismissal and/or disqualification.
  • The 2021 Fair Queen and the runners-up will reign over the 2021fair and must be available to assist the fair board with activities as needed
  • The Fair Queen will be asked to make personal appearances during the year at events in the county.
  • In addition to her prizes, the 2021 Fair Queen will receive $100 toward expenses if she competes in the  2021 State Fair.
  • The Fair Queen automatically relinquishes her title if she enters into a marriage contract or if she chooses to cohabitate with a male in lieu of a marriage contract
  • If the Fair Queen fails to complete her term, the title will be passed to the runners-up in the order of their rank, beginning with the first runner-up.
  • Pre-fair outings (excluding talent practice) for the queen pageant are highly recommended, but not required.
  • Being chosen as the Crawford County Fair Queen and her court is an honor, privilege, and a responsibility.  You will be expected to represent Crawford County with honor and integrity throughout your reign.  As Queen and the court, your conduct will be held to a very high standard.  In the event those standards are compromised, there will be consequences, and you could be stripped of your title.

Sponsor Information

Sponsor entry fee is $150 and must be received no later than June 7, 2021.
Sponsor is to provide contestant with parade float.

Judging Criteria

30% Interview
30% Public Speaking/Talent
30% Evening Gown/Stage Presence
10% Participation

5 additional points will be added per title to the total score of the girl(s) who are awarded  Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic.

In addition to other prizes, the Queen will receive a $500 scholarship to the college or university of her choice.

For additional information or to enter the pageant please contact:
Danielle Shafferkoetter 573-205-9600
Aimee McPherson  573-259-2111

1 Hood Drive, Cuba, MO 65453

Tickets
73rd Annual Crawford County Fair
August 2 - 10, 2019
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