Fairest of the Fair Pageants

2022 Putnam County Fairest of the Fair Pageants

All pageants are Saturday July 30th at the Cookeville Community Center
Baby Pageant - 11am
Children’s Pageant - 1pm
Ms./Mrs. Pageant - 3pm Youth Pageant - 4pm
Fairest of the Fair - 7pm

ENTRY DEADLINE FOR ALL PAGEANTS IS JULY 22nd AT NOON

Practice is Friday July 29th at Cookeville Community Center for ages 9 and up only.

Practice times are as follows:

Ages 9-15 and 21+ practice is optional (3-5pm). Not directed, take turns, during stage set up.

Ages 16-20 practice is REQUIRED (5-7pm). Directed. Full pageant run through will occur.

It is very important that you follow the Facebook page listed below, as all updates, changes, schedule and info related to the pageants

is announced there.

www.facebook.com/PutnamCoFOF

If you have any questions about the pageants not answered here or on the Facebook page listed above please direct them to:

Shannon Hayes, Chair (931) 644-5853 – pageantswithpurpose@yahoo.com

Print off the downloaded form above. Forms are also available at

www.facebook.com/PutnamCoFOF

(paperwork linked in the event page for the pageant)

Limited printed forms will be available after June 1 at the following locations:

Magnolia James

Ready, Set, Grow

The Country Bumpkin

All in Cookeville

Drop off completed entry form, payment (cash or check) and required items to:


Attn: Patti Clark, Accountant for the Fair Board

Cannon, Clark and Holman 

1151 S. Willow Ave. Suite A 

Cookeville, TN 38506

DROPPED OFF ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON ON JULY 22nd DEADLINE

Or Mail (check payments only, do not mail cash) to:


Putnam Co. Fair 

P.O. Box 1001 

Cookeville, TN 38503

MAILED ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR P.O. BOX BY JULY 20th. 

 

We suggest not mailing them later than July 15th in order to be sure they get there in time.

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY LATE ENTRIES FOR ANY REASON

Rules for all divisions

Please review all rules carefully before submitting your entry form.

  • Contestants must live in or go to school in Putnam Co. unless noted otherwise in their section below. We reserve the right to request proof of address from any contestant.
  • Ages 0-20 no previous year’s winner may compete, even if moving up a division (only exemption to this was when we had a COVID year with a cancelled fair).
  • Photogenic is online this year, and all contestants must email a photo to pageantswithpurpose@yahoo.com with the contestant’s name and age as the subject line by the entry deadline. No photos accepted after the entry deadline.
  • All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable for any reason.
  • Dates and times are subject to change with or without notice.
  • Any contestant or their family being rude or displaying poor sportsmanship at or before the pageant, including in phone or online communications, will be removed from the pageant and the contestant will be banned from competing for life. If these things occur after the pageant contestant will be banned from future pageants for life.
  • Walking pattern for Little Miss and Up will be posted on Facebook prior to practice. Contestants in these divisions must follow the pattern. Infant through Mini Miss will not have a set walking pattern to follow and stage will not be marked.
  • Fairest of the Fair, Teen Miss, Princess and Little Miss are required to be available every day of the fair and some days throughout the year (these are the only divisions with required appearances). During the fair you have jobs and responsibilities, not just a quick photo op. Our queens work hard during the entire run of the fair spending several hours per day at the fair. Anyone who cannot/will not fulfill their duties will relinquish their title and all awards to the 1st runner up in their division.
  • All pageants’ premium checks will be available at the fair office after the fair is over. Date and time will be posted on the Facebook page.
  • There will be an admission fee to watch pageants. Contestant families will have assigned seating and all other seats are open to the public. (Admission cost and spectator crowd size are subject to change based on public health needs/protocols and will be announced on Facebook before the pageant.) All pageants live streamed on our Facebook page as well.
  • Entry into the pageants serves as your agreement to be photographed and your image used to promote the fair and the pageant in all forms of print and online media and in any way the fair board/pageant Chair see fit. Entry also serves as your agreement to hold harmless Putnam Co. Fair, it’s board, Chair, judges, emcees and volunteers from any loss/damages/illness/injury as a result of your participation. By entering you agree
    you have read all of the information in this document.

Fairest of the Fair Divisions

BABY PAGEANT

Saturday July 30th at 11am - Cookeville Community Center

Baby Mr. 0-2 years (35 months)

Infant Miss 0-11 months

Baby Miss 12-23 months


Premiums (prizes) 

Winner $45

1st Runner Up $35

2nd Runner Up $25

 Third Runner Up $15

4th Runner Up $10 plus crowns/sash/trophies


Entry fee is $55 and includes all optionals (hair, eyes, smile, photogenic)

CHILDREN’S PAGEANT

Saturday July 30th at 1pm- Cookeville Community Center

Toddler Miss 2-3 years

Tiny Miss 4-5 years

Mini Miss 6-8 years

(Contestant’s age the day of the pageant is the division you will enter.)

 

Premiums (prizes) 

Winner $45

1st Runner Up $35

 2nd Runner Up $25

Third Runner Up $15

4th Runner Up $10 plus crowns/sashes/awards

Entry fee is $55 and includes all optionals (hair, eyes, smile, photogenic)

Ms. and Mrs. Divisions

Saturday July 30th at 3pm - Cookeville Community Center

Ms. divisions: Unmarried (May or may hot have children/be divorced)

Ms. ages 21-30

Ms. Elite ages 30+

Mrs. divisions: Married (May or may not have children)

Mrs. 21-30

Mrs. Elite ages 30+

 

Premiums (prizes) 

Winner $45

1st Runner Up $35

2nd Runner Up $25

Third Runner Up $15

4th Runner Up $10 plus crowns/sashes/awards

No residency restrictions for Ms./Mrs. divisions only.

Entry fee is $45 all inclusive (includes optionals hair, eyes, smile, photogenic)

YOUTH PAGEANT - TEEN MISS, PRINCESS, LITTLE MISS

Saturday July 30th at 4pm - Cookeville Community Center

Teen Miss 13-15 years

Princess 11-12 years

Little Miss 9-10 years

(Contestant’s age the day of the pageant is the division you will enter.)

 

Premiums (prizes) 

Winner $45

1st Runner Up $35

 2nd Runner Up $25

Third Runner Up $15

4th Runner Up $10 plus crowns/sashes/awards

 

Entry fee is $55 and includes all optionals (hair, eyes, smile, photogenic)

 

FAIREST OF THE FAIR DIVISION

Saturday July 30th at 7pm - Cookeville Community Center

Premiums (prizes) 

Winner $100

 1st Runner Up $50

 2nd Runner Up $40

 Third Runner Up $30

4th Runner Up $20 plus crowns/sashes/awards.

 

Entry fee is $65 and includes all optional awards (hair, eyes, smile, photogenic)

 

● The Fairest of the Fair receives a $1,000 Scholarship – non-transferable, paid upon

completion of 1 successful semester in college, completing all her fair duties during the

fair and competing in the State Pageant in January in Murfreesboro. If these

requirements are not met, she will forfeit her crown and sash to the runner up and the

scholarship will not be awarded.

 

● Contestant may not have ever been married or pregnant (State rules). If contestant

marries or becomes pregnant before her reign is up she must relinquish crown and sash

to the first runner up and scholarship will not be awarded.

 

● Fairest of the Fair is open to girls ages 16-20 (may not turn 21 before December 31st).

 

● Mandatory Interviews for Fairest of the Fair division only (ages 16-20) are Sunday July

24th at 2pm location to be announced on Facebook and messaged to contestants.

 

● Mandatory practice for Fairest of the Fair division is Friday July 29th at the Community

Center from 5-6:30pm.

 

● Contestants must live in Putnam county and go to school in Putnam county if K-12. If

college, a permanent address of Putnam county (on your DL) is required and will be

verified before the pageant.

 

● No previous Fairest of the Fair (from any county) may compete.

 

● Judging criteria for Fairest of the Fair division: 25% Interview, 5% Photo, 50% On stage

modeling (poise, personality, overall appearance), 20% On stage question. You have

three panels of judges: Photo judges, Interview judges, and stage judges.

 

● Fairest of the Fair entry checklist: entry form (do not write more than the lines given, it

will not be read), typed 1 page bio (for interview judges) and copy of your Driver’s

License. Email your photo by entry deadline to pageantswithpurpose@yahoo.com with

your name and age in the subject line. Be sure to put your cell phone number on your

entry form. Incomplete entries will not be allowed to compete, be sure you submit

all required materials when you submit your entry and payment.

 

● The one page bio is for our interview judges to read prior to meeting you.

 

● Walking pattern will be posted on Facebook prior to practice. Your stage timing for

individual modeling is the pattern, not what you have written on your form.

 

● 1st Runner up in this division is REQUIRED to compete at the Princess Pageant in the

fall for all Fairest of the Fair 1st Runner Ups. (Fair board pays your entry fee for this.)

 

● All Fairest of the Fair division contestants must decorate a high heel shoe to enter into

the fair. The winner of the shoe contest receives a $50 premium. The winning shoe will

be entered into the State Fair Convention in January in Murfreesboro as well. The

theme of your shoe should reflect Putnam Co and our fair. Shoes are to be turned in

during your interview on July 24th.

 

● Fairest of the fair must be available for appearances every day of the fair (with jobs and

responsibilities lasting for several hours most days) as well as other dates throughout the

year and sign a contract upon crowning agreeing to fulfill duties of her title.