Major Contests - Department 22

Class 3 - Horseshoe Pitch Contest

Committee:  Rodney Styers ~ 570-658-7617

  1. Signups will be held one hour prior to event at pits.

  2. Entry Fee - $3.00/per person.

  3. If more than 15 persons throwing in competition a double elimination will be played. The $3 entry fee will be divided between the winners in addition to the premium already being paid.


Premiums  $35  25  15  10  5

Lot# Description


6871    Horseshoe Pitch, Singles

6872   Horseshoe Pitch, Doubles

Department 22

Class 3 - 2018 Youth Poster Contest


  1. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will once again conduct a statewide poster contest at the agriculture fairs.  Participating fairs will hold their own contest and submit one poster from each age group to the state level for additional judging and cash prizes.

  2. Only one poster may be submitted per exhibitor, per age group.  There will be three state competitions: ages 8-11, 12-14, and 15-18.   Exhibitors must be in one of these age groups as of June 1st of the current fair season to qualify.

  3. The poster size must be either 14 x 22 inches or 14 ½ x 22 inches.  Other sizes will not be accepted for judging at the state level.

  4. This year’s theme is “Imagine the Opportunities”. Contestants are asked to submit artwork that highlights careers and new trends in agriculture. In addition to traditional farming activities, participants are encouraged to explore specialized areas of the agriculture industry, as well as the new and improved methods, tools and technologies that help in all aspects of the farm industry.

  5. Exhibitors using other themes will be disqualified at the state level.

  6. Posters will be evaluated on use of the theme, visual appearance and creativity in relation to the exhibitor’s age.

  7. All posters will become the property of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for possible future promotional activities for the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs. Any duplication of posters from previous years will be disqualified. Posters will not be returned via mail. Contestants may arrange to have their entries returned following the PA Farm Show through their individual fairs; however, the posters must be picked up in person at the PSACF Convention or Spring Zone Meetings.

Premiums  $20  15  10  10  5

Lot# Description


6885   Poster Contest Age 8-11

6886   Poster Contest Age 12-14

6887   Poster Contest Age 15-18


Department 22

Class 3 - Bale Throwing

Superintendent: Jeremy Waite

Committee: Barry Waite, Crystal Waite, Roxanne Waite


  1. Registration will begin one hour prior to starting time at the contest location on Monday night.

  2. Contest is open to any Pennsylvania resident.

  3. Contestant will select the bale to be thrown from the bales provided.

  4. Each contestant will be allowed one throw.

  5. Crossing the foul line with one’s body will result in disqualification.

  6. The bale must remain inside the twenty (20) foot wide throwing area at all times.

  7. The distance will be measured from the nearest point where the bale hits the ground.

  8. Positions for competing will be determined by lottery.

  9. Contest will take place in the show arena.

  10. Bale size for youth division will be one-half regular size.


Premiums  $10  8  6  4  2

Lot#  Description


6801   Bale Throwing Male, Adult

6802   Bale Throwing Female, Adult

Class 3 - Tug of War

Superintendent Barry Waite

Committee: Crystal Waite, Jeremy Waite, Roxanne Waite, Steve Boop

1. A team roster shall be submitted to a contest official prior to the start of the contest at the speaker’s platform. The roster shall include the team’s name, team captain’s name and complete mailing address, and the names and addresses of the remaining team members.

2. Team captains should register their team one hour prior to starting time.

3. Teams shall be limited to 1000 pounds each as determined on the Fair Association scales. Ages 12 and under limited to 600 pounds.

4. Pulling position shall be determined by lottery.

5. The pull will start from a tight rope at the judge’s signal.

6. Contest will be conducted as a double-elimination tournament for 8 or more teams. If less than 8 teams participating, a round robin style tournament will be used.

7. To be declared a winning pull, the flag (at midpoint from the ends of the rope), must cross the line which is ten (10) feet on either side of the flag or after 30 seconds the team who has moved the flag to their own side of the line will be declared the winner.

8. No spikes are permitted on contestants’ shoes.

9. Contestants may compete on one team only.

10. Contest will take place in the Horse Arena.

11. Judges decisions will be final.

Premiums  $25   20   15

Lot#      Description                                            


6810      Tug of War - Adult Team   

6811       Tug of War - Youth Team                            

6812       Tug of War Mens/Boys Team


Department 22

Class 4 - Beaver Community Fair Queen

Committee: Abagail Stroup

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 2:00 pm


The purpose of the Beaver Fair Community Queen Program is to encourage the promotion of agriculture through the Beaver Community Fair, and to create better relations between youth and adults in both rural and urban settings.

The application deadline is September 1, 2019.

You can fill out the application here....

Beaver Fair Queen Application​

Questions?  You can send an email to

Official PA Fair Queen Program Rules


Each Fair Queen/Royalty contestant must:

  • Be a female who is a U.S. citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania.

  • Queen Contestants must be at least age 16 but no older than 20 years of age as of June 1 of the year entering the local contest. Junior Contestants must be at least 10 years of age and not over 15 years of age by June 1.

  • Be certified as the winner by the local fair where she was crowned.

  • Have not been a former local Fair Queen winner, nor a former PA Fair Queen contestant.

  • Not hold any other State title for any other commodity group or pageant during her reign.

  • Have her parent(s)’ or guardian(s)’ consent to enter the competition.

  • Be single, have never been married, have not been pregnant nor given birth to a child.

  • Act in accordance with the PA Fair Queen “Behavior Policy”.

  • Meet all time commitments, Queen obligations, and “Dress Code” as set forth by the PA Fair Queen Program.


Beaver Community Fair Queen/Royalty Program Rules


Each contestant must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Be a resident of Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Be a registered student of a Snyder County school or university.

  3. Be a member of a Snyder County 4-H club or FFA chapter.

  • The winner must not marry, nor become pregnant during her reign.

  • Must attend an orientation meeting.

  • Must agree to follow the rules set forth by the State Fair Queen Committee in order to compete at the state competition in January where a $1500 scholarship toward education will be awarded to the winner.

  • Must meet the requirements set forth by the Beaver Community Fair Queen Committee as stated below.


Note: The Pennsylvania Fair Queen Program is the governing body of all county fair queen programs.  Any additional rules put in place by the Beaver Community Fair Queen Program are additional to the rules set by the PA Fair Queen Program.


Behavior Policy


The Contest’s governing Board shall have the sole discretion to determine whether, in its judgment, the Queen, Alternate, or Contestants may continue to participate in the Program, in the event that the Board determines that any statement or representation is not true and accurate, or that any action is inconsistent with the rules, standards and dignity of the Program.


The following will be considered violations of the Policy and will be grounds for immediate disqualification, dismissal and/or being banned from future Queen competitions:

  • Any infractions of any Queen Contest rules.

  • Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, foul language and/or public displays of affection to dates/boyfriends while wearing the crown and/or sash and representing the Queen Program.

  • Engagement in any illegal, unpartisan, unethical, indecent, and/or morally questionable behavior, including but not limited to online representations on the internet such as social networking sites (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) – members of the Queen Committee reserve the right to view your public social media sites prior to the pageant and during the royalty’s reign. 

  • Use of any illegal controlled dangerous substances or abusing the use of alcohol or other dangerous substances.

  • Any defamation of the Queen Contest, it's winners and contestants, and the Fair or the PA Fair Queen Program and their Directors and Committee Members, whether it be oral or written.  This includes postings on the internet.

  • Any uncooperative or unsportsmanlike conduct before, during or after the competition.

  • Appearing in crown and banner at any event without an official invitation from an authorized event coordinator or event board member.


Dress Code


Wearing of the crown and/or sash is to be considered an honor and privilege.  The bearer is now an ambassador representing herself, her family, her community, and Fair.    While fashion styles may change, good taste does not!

Therefore responsible, appropriate and professional appearance is expected while wearing the crown and sash.

  • Attire that is conducive to the specific appearance or event (i.e. business casual, formal, etc.)

  • No jeans, sneakers, flip flops or boots.  Alterations may be made to this jean-footwear rule only if severe weather or unsafe conditions exist and the Fair Queen committee’s official coordinator or Board Member has approved an alteration consistent with the professional appearance expectation.

  • It is strongly recommended that closed toe shoes be worn when in livestock areas, for safety reasons.

  • No visible piercings (other than earrings) or tattoos.

  • No outfit that shows cleavage.

  • Dresses/skirts must be no shorter than the height of a dollar bill (approx. 2.5”) from the bottom of the dress/skirt hem to the top of the knee cap.

  • No clothing that advertises, promotes, or glorifies the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or anything inconsistent with the dignity of the Queen Program.


Pageant Judging


The pageant consists of off-stage and on-stage portions.  Contestants and a parent/guardian must report to the stage no later than 15 minutes prior to the contest start.


Off-Stage-No entry fee required.

  1. Contestants will help with ribbon distribution at youth livestock shows and other activities throughout the week.

  2. On Saturday morning of the fair, contestants will be interviewed by a panel of judges, utilizing your biographical information, knowledge of the fair and agriculture industries, and other questions.  Computer presentations are not permitted.

  3. Dress in Business Attire.


On-Stage- All activities will take place at 2pm on Saturday

  1. Speech judging and crowning will take place on Saturday afternoon of fair, to be held on the stage.  Dress in formal attire (i.e. prom).

  2. Judging for Queen and Junior contestants will consist of:

  • Presentation of speech on "Why You Should Come To My Fair" (3 to 5 minutes)

  • Written essay of 300 words or less "What My Fair Means to My Community" (Queen Contestants Only)

  • Junior Contestants will answer a random question.

  • Poise, appearance, neatness and ability to communicate.


Contest Check List:


  • Application –link located at under the Queen Contest menu

  • Queen Contestants Only– Submit an Essay - "What My Fair Means to My Community"

  • 2 Wallet Size photos- required for the State Pageant.  Photos will be returned unless you are crowned Queen


The winner and alternate will each receive cash awards of $500 and $250 respectively.

The due date for the queen competition application and biography is September 1 - it will not be extended.


Beaver Fair Queen Duties


The winner will reign for one year.

She must be available to attend several functions during the 2016 - 2017 Beaver Fair.

She must attend and participate in other activities and functions (see Requirements below)

The Queen and Alternate must send a report to the Fair Queen Committee every two months. The report must include information on the activities and events completed and plans of upcoming activities and events.

Beaver Fair Requirements 

PA State Fair Queen Competition - 

Queen - Required 20 pts

Alternate - 10 pts

Junior - N/A

Appearances – Youth Activities (4-H & FFA meetings, school events, Ag Dairy Days, Parades, Farm and Non-Farm Meetings (Snyder County Holstein Club), Give a Presentation or Speech at an event​

Queen - 5 pts

Alternate - 5 pts

Junior - 5 pts


Publicity - Ex: Radio interview, Public Service Announcement, Newspaper Articles* 
*Articles are to be submitted to the Fair Queen Committee for approval

Queen - 5 pts

Alternate - 5 pts

Junior - 5 pts

Beaver Fair Week Events - Ex: Livestock shows, livestock sale, tractor pull, prize drawings, and the next Fair Queen Crowning

Queen - 10 pts

Alternate - 10 pts

Junior - 5 pts

Scrapbook to document activities - 

Queen - 15 pts

Alternate - 20 pts

Junior - 20 pts

Create & display a booth at the Beaver Fair -        

Queen - 15 pts

Alternate - 20 pts

Junior - 20 pts

Total required to earn approved points     

Queen - 100 pts

Alternate - 100 pts

Junior - 50 pts

Distribution of Prize Money 


The Queen and Alternate will receive $125.00 and $75.00 respectively after the State fair convention at Hershey.

Additional prize money will be earned in 25 point increments through fulfillment of promotional requirements completed to the satisfaction of the Fair Queen Committee.

For each 25 points earned, the Queen and Alternate shall earn $93.75 and $43.75, which will be presented at the end of their reign.


Premiums:   $500 


Premiums:   $250    


Premiums:   Sash



Our Address

785 Snyder Avenue, PO Box 29

Beaver Springs, PA 17812

Contact Us

570-658-4963 (during fair week only)

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