Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Saturday at the Georgetown fair is always one of our busiest days, not just because of the number of activities, but because the entire court is with 2013 Georgetown Fair Queen Danielle Brown from early in the morning until late at night. We got to the grounds before 9am just in time for the court to head off to hand out ribbons at a few last shows in the barns. Queen Danielle got her start at the baby contest which is one of the biggest events at the fair. We had a lot of fun this year at the Georgetown Fair and we can't wait to deliver albums to Queen Danielle and her court. And we still have more pictures to show you right here at Josh and Joe Travels!
Monday, August 12, 2013
This year twelve of the most beautiful and talented young women in the community competed in the 2013 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant. On her way to being crowned the 2013 Georgetown Fair Queen, Danielle Brown competed with the other contestants in private interview, speech, on stage question, swimsuit, and evening gown. Evening gown is one of our favorite parts of competition, and we were thrilled to see Cami Draper win the evening gown award at the 2013 Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant. Keep watching for more pictures of the 2013 Georgetown Queen Pageant, plus pictures of 2013 Miss Georgetown Fair Danielle Brown and her court during fair week right here at Josh and Joe Travels!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Ping pong drop at the Georgetown Fair has got to be one of the coolest things we've ever seen at a fair. They get a helicopter to fly over the fairgrounds and drop ping pong balls, then kids scramble to collect enough to get a prize. And then they do a series of drawings where kids can win a bike. This is a pretty big deal based on the reactions of the winning kids, but don't take their word for it. 2013 Miss Georgetown 2nd Runner Up Jessica Meuhlher actually won a bike at the fair when she was a kid, and she talked about it this year when she was on hand to help draw the winners.
2013 Miss Georgetown Queen Danielle Brown's stop at Ping Pong Drop is just part of her week at the Georgetown Fair, and it's part of a really big day where the Georgetown Queen starts at the state fair for county fair day, then rushes home for Ping Pong Drop and Motocross at the Georgetown Fair. We were lucky to spend a lot of time with Queen Danielle and her court this year, and even though the fair is now over we still have lots of pictures to share with you, so keep following the 2013 Georgetown Fair Queen right here at Josh and Joe Travels!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
On Friday, August 9th we traveled with 2013 Georgetown Fair Queen Danielle Brown to Springfield for county fair day at the Illinois State Fair. Queen Danielle got an early start because she had a television segment in Champaign before 6:00am. Since we were traveling from Indianapolis we didn't make it to Illinois in time for the television segment, but once we got to the state fair and heard people talking about it, we knew our new queen must have looked great on TV.
The state county fair queen pageant director said there were over 70 queens this year and most of them were at county fair day. We can believe that because Queen Danielle waited in a long line to get measured for her state opening number dress, and the line of queens, junior misses and little misses to introduce themselves on stage was even longer. 2013 Georgetown Fair Queen Danielle Brown got her picture taken with Illinois Agriculture Director Robert Flider and the state fair queen, and spent time chatting with the other fair queens she will see at the state pageant in January.
After the county fair day program Queen Danielle went to see the butter cow and make a few other stops on the state fair grounds. Getting Miss Georgetown's picture is a tradition we've been thrilled to capture for the past few years, and this year the butter cow is a work in progress during the state fair. Visitors told the state fair they wanted to see the butter cow being sculpted, so this year it is being crafted while the state fair is open. We made a lot of stops on the state fair grounds, and it seemed like Queen Danielle knew just about everyone from her work in agriculture, either with FFA, at college or on the radio. But when we asked Queen Danielle about her favorite moment at the state fair she didn't hesitate: while we didn't ride the sky ride, the Segway totally made her day.
Friday was a big day for 2013 Georgetown Fair Queen Danielle Brown, and she had a full night back at the Georgetown Fair with motocross and ping pong drop, so keep watching for more pictures right here at Josh and Joe Travels!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
This year the Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant included twelve of the most beautiful and talented young women in the community. Danielle Brown was crowned Miss Georgetown Fair 2013 and four other young women were named to the court. First runner up Kelsey Carlton, second runner up Jessica Meuhlher, third runner up Ashley Wahlfeldt and fourth runner up Amie Harvey all spend the week at the Georgetown Fair with Queen Danielle, and we'll be posting more pictures of the court as the week goes on. At the pageant this year directors Karen Thornsbrough and Jill Pope added something new for the top five: each finalist gave their speech on stage during the pageant. Each contestant has a private interview with the judges and speeches are also judged in the interview room. This year each member of the court got to give her speech on stage, and we think this really helps the audience get to know the contestants.
We hope to see you at the Georgetown Fair this week, especially on Saturday when the court will be in action with 2013 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Danielle. If we don't happen to see you at the fair, look for more pictures right here at Josh and Joe Travels!