The 62nd Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant will be held Sunday at the Crown Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois. Seventy-one county fair queens from various counties across the state will compete for cash prizes and the honor of hosting the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair.
Erin Anderson of Rankin is the current Iroquois County Fair Queen. Representing Ford County is Queen Jolee Hastings of Loda.
Preliminary competition begins on Saturday, January 15th. Fifteen finalists will be selected to compete for the title of ‘Miss Illinois County Fair 2022’ at a banquet on Sunday evening. The title of Miss Illinois County Fair is currently held by Kelsi Kessler of White County. Contestants are judged on personal interview, stage presence, beauty of face and physical condition, and speech and communication skills.
Erin Anderson is the daughter of Todd and Sara Anderson. Erin is a 2020 graduate of Hoopeston Area High School and is currently attending Danville Area Community College and will be transferring to Purdue University in the fall majoring in Agriculture Communications.
Jolee Hastings is the daughter of Joel and Mary Hastings. She;s a 2020 graduate of P-B-L High School. Jolee attends Parkland College and the University of Illinois majoring in Agricultural Accounting.