The Brown County Fair Association is looking forward to  hosting the second Princess and Junior Miss Contest.  The informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 and the official sign up night is 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at the Home Ec building located on the fairgrounds.

In order to be eligible to compete for princess you must be a third through fifth grader, and to compete for Junior Miss you must be in the sixth through eighth grade in Brown County. You must be a member in 4-H or Junior FFA program, will be participating in the 2019 Brown County Youth Fair, and are interesting in being an ambassador for the fair association. 

The queen’s committee is excited to provide a positive experience for young ladies. They encourage you to be that girl who wakes up with purpose and intent. Be that girl who shows up and never gives up. Be that girl who believes anything is possible and is willing to work for it. These young ladies will represent the Brown County Fair Association at various events including the annual Christmas parade, the Brown County Youth Fair, and the Brown County Rodeo. For more information go to browncountyfairandrodeo.com or like the Brown County Fair Association Facebook page. 

The current Princess, Taylor Simpson, is the daughter of Brad and Lisa Simpson, sister to Jake and granddaughter of Ted and Paula Simpson, Irma and (late) Bobby Pounds. She is a student at Early Middle School. Since the age of 2 1/2 Taylor’s been active in dance, competitive cheer, soccer, tournament softball, tournament basketball and a two-time Nationals qualifier in gymnastics. She is a girl of many talents and passions but the last four years her love for livestock showing has grown tremendously. Taylor has shown goats, pigs, heifers and steers. She has participated in the major stock shows for two years and placed with her animals each year. In addition to her animals, Taylor enjoys participating in the arts and crafts as well as the clothing and fashion show at the youth fair. As a first year participant in clothing, Taylor was awarded Top Junior Model. She has been a member of the Brown County Livestock judging team and served as an elected council member of the Early 4-H Club the past two years. Taylor has had an incredible year serving as the 2018 Brown County Fair Association Princess and is looking forward to the upcoming youth fair where she will exhibit steers, pigs, crafts and clothing. 

Henslie Hohertz has been more than honored to serve the Brown County Youth Fair Association as their first ever Junior Miss. Henslie lives an active life as a 12-year-old seventh grader at Early Middle School. Henslie has become very involved in her new loves of volleyball, cross country, and drill team.  Henslie is also serving on student council for the second year.

As a 4-H member of Early 4-H, Henslie is currently serving as Treasurer. Her spare time finds her at the barn where she cares for her Dorper sheep, goats, and show pigs. She shows at the Brown County Youth Fair, Texas Majors and National Shows where she has excelled. She also participates in the foods and arts and craft divisions of the Youth Fair. Henslie’s love of family is evident...as the oldest sister to two sisters and one brother, she has developed into a very caring and loving young lady. Henslie is the daughter of Lori and Harlan Hohertz.

The youth fair is just around the corner and validations are currently underway. 

• Nov. 10 is Swine validation at the fairgrounds

• Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 is Horse validation at the fairgrounds

The Fair Association would like to remind the community that membership sales are ongoing with our current Queen contestants. A membership is required to participate in the youth fair, and are for sale to the public. This is the largest fundraiser to support the Brown County Fair Association.