Monday, January 20, 2014
Miss Georgetown Fair Danielle Brown is a 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant Finalist! This year 72 young women from across Illinois competed to become the state queen, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have been cheering for Queen Danielle when she was announced as a top 15 finalist.
Top 15 finalist at the 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant have an extra round of competition that includes a condensed interview, on stage questions, speech, swimsuit and evening gown. On stage question was perfect for Queen Danielle because it gave her another chance to talk about Illinois agriculture. 2013 Miss Illinois County Fair Amelia Martens had a strong agriculture background and we are sure Danielle's expertise helped set her apart in such a large field of contestants.
State week in Springfield has been exciting, and we are now looking forward to the princess luncheon which will take place early this spring, so keep watching for details. The princess luncheon is one of our favorite events with the Georgetown Fair Queen and it is simply amazing how the fair banquet center is transformed into a princess tea room. Think you've got what it takes to be the next Georgetown Fair Queen? We'd love to see you at the contestant orientation this summer, and Queen Danielle will have lots of pictures on display from her year as Miss Georgetown Fair. If you see us before then, be sure to wave when you see Josh and Joe Travels!
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Miss Georgetown Fair Danielle Brown competed in the evening group at the 2014 Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant, and we're thrilled to have grabbed a few pictures of Queen Danielle on stage to share with all of you cheering her on back home. Queen Danielle looked stunning in her blue evening gown, rocked swimsuit, and talked about her experience on the radio visiting dozens of fairs across Illinois during the speech competition. We are very proud of Queen Danielle and we'll be posting more pictures from her trip to the state pageant right here at Josh and Joe Travels!
Miss Georgetown Fair 2013 Danielle Brown is at the the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant in Springfield, Illinois, and we were cheering like crazy when she hit the competition stage this afternoon in the grand march and introduction of contestants. Queen Danielle will compete in the evening preliminary where we will get to see her in evening gown, swimsuit and speech, but we got our first glimpse of Queen Danielle in her stunning blue evening gown during the introduction of contestants. It sounds like Queen Danielle has been having a lot of fun with the other contestants, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for us for the opening number at the Sunday final competition and banquet.
Until then, we were honored when we arrived to see so many of our favorite pictures of Queen Danielle all of over the hotel! From her official portrait hanging on her hotel room door to the insanely huge poster print of one of our favorite tractor portraits (we don't think we've ever seen one of our pictures this big!), we are truly honored to be with Team Georgetown. And we have to say, Danielle is much prettier than her picture, so we are looking forward to seeing our Georgetown family and friends tonight at the evening prelim.
In case you can't make it this year, the official hotel is bursting with that familiar energy that signals it is time to crown a new state fair queen, and based on what we saw this afternoon, we can't wait to hear the roar of the crowd when the evening prelim starts. Want Queen Danielle's job representing one of the best fairs in Illinois? Keep following her weekend at the state pageant to see all the excitement, and watch out for news about contestant registration this summer. Being the Miss Georgetown Fair Queen is an experience of a lifetime and we'd love to see you at the Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant in August. If you are at the prelim tonight, stop by and say hi and keep following Queen Danielle right here at Josh and Joe Travels! Go Miss Georgetown!
Friday, January 17, 2014
This weekend we head to Springfield, Illinois for the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant, which is held in connection with the annual Illinois fair convention. This year we are thrilled to be going in support of Miss Georgetown Fair 2013 Danielle Brown who was the winner of the Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant back in August. We had an amazing week photographing Queen Danielle during fair week, and we are excited to see her on the state stage.
At the state pageant Queen Danielle will compete on Saturday in preliminary competition, and on Sunday the final portion of the pageant takes place during a banquet dinner. On Saturday afternoon we will get to see Queen Danielle compete in speech, evening gown and swimsuit. Interview is done in private with the panel of judges prior to the Saturday prelims, and we know Queen Danielle is eager to talk to the panel about her experiences with Illinois agriculture and growing up on a farm. We can tell you that Queen Danielle is passionate about helping people understand the role of agriculture in the daily lives, and we have great memories of her radio spots at the fair.
As the official photographers of the Georgetown Fair Queen we'll be giving you a behind the scenes look as Queen Danielle competes at the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant, so get ready to cheer on Miss Georgetown with Josh and Joe Travels!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
It has been a tradition of ours to be on Duval in Key West when the other shoe drops, but before we really get going in 2014 we still have lots to share from our adventures in 2013. Here is just a sneak peak of some of the things we will be posting more about really soon, and good detectives out there will probably be tipped off to where we spent a little time in December.
We had a lot of fun in 2013, especially with the Georgetown Fair Queen doing her official pictures and photographing the pageant for the fifth time. Our next stop is Springfield, Illinois, where we will be cheering on Miss Georgetown Danielle Brown as she competes at the Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant. We'll be posting lots of pictures of Danielle's trip to state, so be sure to check back often to follow all the excitement when Queen Danielle hits the stage.
In 2014 we are looking forward to doing more pictures with the Georgetown Fair Queen, and we are also excited about being more committed to our personal travel. We need time to rest and recharge, and we also need time to switch into adventure mode and see new things. Joe's been chasing his family history and we'd still love to hit one more state fair (to bring our total to an even 10), so we are eager to get going in 2014.
Keep checking back to read the stories behind some of these pictures, and get ready to cheer on Miss Georgetown Fair Danielle Brown, because it's always an adventure when Josh and Joe Travels!