Join the Royal Tradition: Applications Now Open for the 2024 Fort Bend County Fair Queen
Photo: Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo

Join the Royal Tradition: Applications Now Open for the 2024 Fort Bend County Fair Queen

April 24 2024

Applications are now officially open for the coveted position of Fort Bend County Fair Queen 2024, an opportunity that doesn't just offer the winner a year of regal duties, but also a rewarding scholarship and other prizes. Interested contestants have until June 13, 2024, to submit their registration forms to the Fair Office, with the contest being limited to the first 20 entries received.

This long-standing tradition is part of the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo, a grand 10-day event that has been a staple event in the community since October 1933. Its key mission is to benefit youth, promote agriculture, and support education, exemplified by the Fair's scholarship program introduced in 1979. Over the years, more than 800 scholarships have been awarded to local students for Texas colleges and universities.

The Fair Queen plays a significant role in these annual festivities. She serves a term of one year as an ambassador of the Fort Bend County Fair, attends multiple Fair-sponsored events throughout the year, and even has the opportunity to serve on the Fort Bend County Fair Association Queen Committee the year following her reign. From parades and auctions to receptions, rodeo events, and livestock judging, the Fair Queen is present at several fair activities. Sixteen-year-old Kathryn Grace Tompkins, a junior at Fulshear High School, was crowned the 2023 Fort Bend County Fair Queen.

Kathryn Grace Tompkins, center, upon being crowned Fort Bend County Fair Queen in 2023. (Source: FBCFR)

According to Fair officials, candidates are to attend a mandatory orientation on July 14, 2024, following which they participate in a competition that includes a personal interview, an essay, a networking event, and active participation. The Fair Queen must also agree to attend civic functions and meetings throughout her reign, with non-compliance resulting in the possible relinquishment of her title and jeopardizing scholarship awards.

The Fair Queen Scholarship Contest is open to females between the ages of 15 and 19 who are residents of Fort Bend County. Winners receive scholarships and prizes for their efforts, as well as the opportunity to serve as a community ambassador for the Fort Bend County Fair for the coming year.

Detailed schedules of other important dates and events related to the contests s well as detailed requirements and eligibility, are provided on the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo website

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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