Monday, June 26th | 7:00 PM
Nicole McNary, Master of Ceremonies | WGCY will broadcast during the Queen Pageant
Miss Ford County Fair 2017 Kelsey Vaughn
Miss Ford County 2017, Kelsey Vaughn, will compete in the 2018 Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs State Queen Pageant at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. The dates for the competition are Thursday, January 18 through Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Vaughn will be competing with 71 other County Fair Queens for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair Queen 2018. The state pageant will include a personal interview, a prepared one-minute speech, swimsuit, and evening gown competition.
Personal interviews are conducted off stage on Friday. Miss Ford County will officially compete on stage in the Saturday afternoon preliminaries beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Ruby/Diamond room on the second floor of the Crowne Plaza. The preliminaries are open to the public with a $15.00 admittance charge, children under 10 are free.
Finals will then be held on Sunday evening beginning at 4:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Annual Banquet. Fifteen finalists will be chosen at that time to compete for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair Queen.
Kelsey Vaughn is the 18 year-old daughter of Rusty and Kelli Vaughn of Paxton. She is a 2017 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. Kelsey is currently a freshman at Illinois State University pursuing a double major in Agribusiness and Agricultural Communications.