Allentown Fair Queen Contest

The Great Allentown Fair is currently accepting entry forms for the Great Allentown Fair Queen contest. The Allentown Fair Queen contest is for females between the ages of 16 and 20 years who are residents of Lehigh, Northampton or Berks counties. Each year the Fair Queen winner serves as a community spokesperson for The Great Allentown Fair and agriculture for the coming year. A $1,500.00 scholarship* will be awarded to the winner and a $200.00 scholarship for First Alternate.

Competition Structure

The phases of competition to be held on OPENING NIGHT:

Personal Interview - Each contestant will have a private 15-minute interview with the judging panel utilizing biographical information and other questions pertaining to the Fair and agricultural industry. Contestants will be judged on their conversational ability, answers to questions, appearance/poise, activities and knowledge of the fair industry.

Evening Gown/Introduction - This segment is conducted on stage, in front of an audience and the judging panel, each contestant makes a personal introduction to the audience, similar to that which a Fair Queen would give when visiting a fair or other public event. The contestant has approximately 30 seconds to make this introduction. Judging criteria will include content, stage presence and appearance.

Speech Presentation - Each contestant will present an onstage speech on the topic “Why You Should Come to The Great Allentown Fair.” The speech must be 3-5 minutes in length and will be timed. This should be a persuasive speech suitable for an adult audience. Props that enhance this speech are permitted but not required. Contestants will be judged on the effectiveness of their public speaking skills, not on “entertainment.” Overhead projectors or PowerPoint presentations are not permitted. Contestants will be judged on their speech content (to include agriculture), speech format, ability to convey a message, public speaking ability and poise/presence.

Impromptu Question - Each contestant will be required to answer the same impromptu question in front of the judges and audience.

Congratulations to the 2021
Great Allentown Fair Queen MacKenzie Blatt!

2019 Fair Queen Ayla Blatt

If you would like MacKenzie to visit your school or organization to speak about agriculture and our community please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Questions and More Information:

Cheryl Urmy
Fair Queen Coordinator
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Send Applications via mail to:

Cheryl Urmy,
Allentown Fair Queen Contest,
302 N. 17th St., Allentown, PA 18104
610-433-7541 (Fair Office)