Friday, July 18, 2014

Georgetown Fair Queen: Behind the Scenes at Practice with the 2014 Contestants

Being the Georgetown Fair Queen is a big job, so it's no surprise that the contestants start practicing about a month before the fair week pageant. There are a lot of pageants out there where young women simply show up and compete, but at Miss Georgetown, directors Karen and Jill work hard to make sure everyone young woman is at there best when they finally hit the stage.

We visited a practice just in time to see the contestants working on interview skills and speech competition. If you haven't read some of our post from the Illinois state fair queen pageant, fair queens in Illinois compete in interview, speech and on-stage question, so there is a lot of substance in addition to the things you see on stage like evening gown and swimwear. In Illinois agriculture is very important, and we think Miss Georgetown Fair 2013 Danielle Brown's agriculture knowledge was a big part of what made her a state finalist. But it isn't enough to just know about agriculture - you have to be able to talk about when you make appearances and spend a week at the fairgrounds. Interview and speech help develop those skills.

As the official photographers of the Georgetown Fair Queen, we are having a blast this summer with Queen Danielle and we can't wait to see who she crowns at the pageant in August. Be sure to follow Queen Danielle and the 2014 contestants right here at Josh and Joe Travels!