Fair queen concludes her year of promotion
The search is on for the 2017 Great Allentown Fair Queen, who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during the event’s Labor Day week run and in the community throughout the year.
The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit organization that has been operating the fair for 165 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties. An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.
The new Allentown Fair Queen will be selected Aug. 13 and introduced at the fair’s annual opening ceremonies Aug. 29. Last year’s queen, Juliet Long, of New Tripoli, will return to crown her successor.
Young women ages 16 to 20 years of age enter the competition that awards a $1,000 scholarship presented by Lehigh-Northampton Pomona Grange 68 to the winner. She will reign over various activities at the upcoming Allentown Fair running Aug. 29 to Sept. 4.
The queen’s activities include promoting the fair’s purpose all year at events and speaking at engagements throughout the community. She will also vie for the title of Pennsylvania State Fair Queen in Hershey in January, a position that involves visiting fairs throughout the commonwealth during the summer months of 2018.