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Fair Queen Contest

Advance Season Tickets Are Now On Sale by these Fair Queen Candidates! To Purchase Advance Season Tickets Please Contact the Fair Queen Candidate of Your Choice Below.

Save $10 by Purchasing Advance Season Tickets.
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Phone: 979-451-3373

Mary Caroline Bearden

Phone: 979-451-3373 
Mary Caroline Grace Bearden represents Washington County 4-H. Mary Caroline is the daughter of Burt and Jill Bearden, and is a senior at Brenham High School. She involves herself at school with the Anchor Club, the DECA, and the National Honor Society, as well as cross country and track. She has shown rabbits, serves as President of the Heritage Belles, and is part of Brenham’s First Baptist Church Youth Group.
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Phone: 979-451-8281

Taylor Klatte

Phone: 979-451-8281 
Taylor Elizabeth Klatte represents Brenham FFA. Taylor is the daughter of Catherine and Herbert Klatte Jr., and is a senior at Brenham High School. At school, she is involved with the National Honor Society, Anchor Club, and TAMU Livestock Ambassador. She serves as Vice President of Brenham FFA and President of Washington County 4-H Council. She is also an ambassador for Heritage Belles, and shows steers in county and other major shows.
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Phone: 979-451-1758

Hanna Warmke

Phone: 979-451-1758 
Hanna Lillie Delta Warmke is representing Washington County 4-H. Warmke is a senior at Brenham High School, and is the daughter of Cabin and Missie Warmke. At school, she is a member of the student council, Anchor Club and National Honor Society. She also plays for the varsity Cubette softball team, and is Carson the Mascot with varsity cheer. She is a member of the livestock judging team, the current president of Gay Hill 4-H, and does volunteer work through Maifest and Faith Mission.
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Phone: 979-421-2257

Samantha Wiesepape

Phone: 979-421-2257 
Samantha Elise Wiesepape is representing Brenham High School Belles and Dance Team. Samantha is a senior at Brenham High School, and is the daughter of Mark and Kristin Wiesepape. While in school, she participates in the Brenham Belles Dance/Drill Team, and serves in the CARS Student Mentoring Program at the elementary campuses. She is a member of the Heritage Belles and Maifest, has shown steers and heifers at major shows, and volunteers at the Luther Hill summer church camp.
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Kennedy Altman - 2017 Washington County Fair Queen

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Congratulations to Kennedy Altman, the 2017 Washington County Fair Queen! She represented the Washington County 4-H and is the daughter of Lance and Shannon Altman. She sold a total of 3,224 season passes raising a total of $80,610.

The First Runner up was Molly Voskamp, she also represented the Washington County 4H. She sold a total of 2,967 tickets.

Ashley Mixon received the Judges Choice Award.

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About The Fair Queen Contest

The Fair Queen Contest is a long standing tradition at the Washington County Fair. Although the criteria for the queen contest has evolved over the years, these hard working young ladies are tasked with promoting the Washington County Fair and also perform the duty of selling advanced season tickets. Fair Queen Candidates are selected by local schools and organizations within Washington County. These Candidates compete for the prestigious title of Washington County Fair Queen as well as a scholarship given by the Washington County Fair Association.

The Washington County Fair Queen Candidates compete in several categories, earning points by advance season ticket sales, written essay and through an interview process. The culmination of this contest is the crowing of the Washington County Fair Queen during the Fair Queen Ceremony held at the Washington County Fair.

Points are Awarded As Follows:
Total Ticket Sales = 60 Points
Written Essay = 20 Points
Oral Interview = 20 Points

For a Maximum Total of 100 Points
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Responsibilities of the Fair Queen and Candidates

  • The winning candidate will serve as the official ambassador of the Washington County Fair and must attend all functions that are required as designated by the Fair Queen Committee.
  • The Fair Queen and candidates will serve as hostesses at the Junior Livestock Auction. The Queen and the candidates have their photographs taken with buyers and sellers during the Junior Livestock Auction.
  • The Washington County Fair Queen will also be required to be present to crown the WCFA Fair Queen at next year’s fair queen ceremony.
  • During the year of the Fair Queens reign, the Fair Queen must conduct herself in a professional manner.
  • If for any reason should the Fair Queen not be able to fulfill her duties in accordance to these rules and regulations, the 1st Runner Up shall be named Fair Queen and duly authorized to perform in this capacity.
For the official rules, requirements and duties of the Washington County Fair Queen and candidates, please contact the fair office.
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Past Queens - Submit Your Photo!

If you were a past Washington County Fair Queen, we would like to recieve a photo of you and include it on this page. Please submit your photos to the Fair Office by email to washingtoncofair@sbcglobal.net
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