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The 55th Annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant will be held Jan. 16-19, at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, in conjunction with the Illinois Association of Agriculture Fairs Annual Convention.
Sydney Young, the 2013 Miss Fayette County Fair queen, will be among the 73 county fair queens competing for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair Queen 2014.
Young will be on stage for preliminary competition on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 7-10 p.m. The preliminary competition on Saturday is open to the public with a $10 admission.
The finals will be on Sunday, Jan. 19, with the top 15 being announced at that time to finish the competition.
Young is the 19-year-old daughter of Joel and Shelley Young of Farina. She is a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Champaign.