Fairest of the Fair a week away

Fairest of the Fair a week away

Posted: Monday, August 4, 2008 8:38 pm

When the 2008 Fairest of the Fair is crowned at the Obion County Fair Aug. 11, it will mark the 50th consecutive year the honor will have been bestowed. Girls ages 16-21 may compete for the special title by picking up their applications at Ben 2 the Beach Tanning, Joann’s or the fair office at 1711 East Church St. in Union City or they can retrieve the application online at obioncountyfair.net. Other beauty contests include those for girls ages 13-15 (Teen Miss), 10-12 (Junior Miss), 7-9 (Little Miss) and 4-6 (Petite Miss). Categories are based on ages as of Dec. 31, 2008. The Fairest of the Fair contestants must have reached age 16, but not 21 years of age, by Dec. 31. No contestants younger than age 4 will be accepted. There are no categories for boys, babies and girls ages 3 and younger. All contestants must be residents of Obion County. Applications must be filled out and mailed, along with the $25 entry fee, to Obion County Fair, P.O. Box 126, Union City, TN 38281 or brought to the fair office by 4 p.m. on Friday. No late registrations will be accepted. The Teen and Fairest of the Fair pageants will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 11, with the Petite, Little Miss and Jr. Miss pageants to be held Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. All contestants must attend a rehearsal on Sunday. Contestants will draw their numbers at the rehearsal. No late registrations will be accepted on the day of rehearsal. Rehearsals for contestants will be held at the grandstand at the following times: Fairest of the Fair, 1 p.m.; Petite Miss, 1:30; Little Miss, 2; Junior Miss, 2:30; and Teen Miss, 3. If for some reason a contestant is not able to attend rehearsal, special permission must be obtained from pageant coordinator Sharon Regen by calling her at 885-3818. A dressing room will be provided the nights of the pageants, but it is limited to one parent or helper per contestant. All queens must perform specified duties during the fair week. The Fairest of the Fair will also be expected to attend the Tennessee Association of Fairs Convention in Nashville with the delegation from the Obion County Fair. General fair admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for those ages 5 and younger. A season pass is $20 and is good for all six days. Tuesday and Wednesday night admission is $10 per person, regardless of age, and includes all carnival rides. Season passes will be accepted those two nights but admission will not include the rides. Senior citizens ages 55 and older will be admitted free Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. An armband special will be available for $15 from 6 p.m. until closing on Thursday and again on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. when children school-aged and younger will be admitted free from 2-6 p.m. Published in The Messenger 8.4.08

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