The 63nd Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant will be held January 22, 2023 at the Crown Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois. Seventy-three 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.
Preliminary competition begins on Saturday, January 21st. Fifteen finalists will be selected to compete for the title of ‘Miss Illinois County Fair 2023’ at a banquet on Sunday evening. The title of Miss Illinois County Fair is currently held by Addisyn Calloni of Perry County. Contestants are judged on personal interview, stage presence, beauty of face and physical condition, and speech and communication skills.
Representing Iroquois County is Jakki Mowrey of Milford. She is the daughter of Jon and Tracy Mowrey. Jakki is a 2020 graduate of Milford High School and is currently attending Illinois State University majoring in Sociology. Mowrey will compete in the afternoon preliminary segment which begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 21st.
Mowrey was crowned Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen in July 2022 at the Iroquois County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. Best of luck to Queen Jakki.