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Gilmore represents Macoupin County at Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant

Miss Macoupin County Braylee Gilmore will compete in the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant Jan. 11-14. Photo by Paige Dambacher.


Miss Macoupin County Fair 2023, Braylee Gilmore, will compete in the 2024 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant hosted at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, January 11 through 14.

Gilmore will compete alongside 72 County Fair Queens for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair. Contestant interviews will be held on Friday, followed by two preliminary rounds of on-stage competition, consisting of a one-minute speech, as well as a swimsuit and evening gown competition, on Saturday. Gilmore will be vying in the evening preliminary on Saturday, beginning at 7:00 P.M. Preliminaries are open to the public with a $25.00 admittance charge.

Finals will be held on Sunday evening in conjunction with the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Banquet.

The contestant field will be narrowed to 16 finalists who will then compete for the pageant title.

Braylee Gilmore is the 19-year-old daughter of Michael & Robin Gilmore of Carlinville. She is currently enrolled at Lincoln Land Community College in pursuit of a degree in Agribusiness with hopes to have a career in Agricultural Product Quality Assurance.