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Little Mister Bean Contest

McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Little Mister Bean Pageant

The purpose of the Fair and Pageant Competition program is to encourage the promotion of agricultural fairs and to create better relations between youth and adults in both rural and urban settings. The McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Little Mister Bean is expected to represent the festival and fair with pride and dignity, and to exhibit the highest of principles at all times.


1. Be a resident of Pennsylvania

2. Be a resident of the following counties: Snyder, Mifflin, Juniata, Northumberland, or Union

3. Be at least 8 years of age and not over 11 years of age by June 1, 2022

4. Have his parents’ or guardians’ consent to compete in this contest

5. Not be a former winner of the Little Mister Pageant

6. Dress is Sunday Best or Suit

7. Attend rehearsal (Time TBA)

8. Enter at least 1 contest of your choice in the Exhibit Hall. (Shoebox Float, Pumpkin Decorating, etc.)


1. Sportswear/ Costume Theme of your choice during introductions (Creativity)(Ex, cowboy, soldier, baseball player, etc)

2. Poise & presentation (appearance & neatness)(Formal or Sunday Best)

3. Ability to communicate (speaking ability) during the question & answer that will be delivered to the judges and the public in attendance at the contest.


1. Be on hand at all areas of the McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair to distribute ribbons, trophies, etc, as coordinated with the

Pageant Committee. This responsibility begins on Sunday, September 11, 2022

2. Represent the McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair in parades and other functions throughout the area during his reign.

3. Fundraising to Benefit Fair & Pageant Program

4. McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Little Mister Crowning: September 2023.

All contestants will receive an individual gift. In addition, cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

Little Mister $75

1st Runner Up $50

One half of the cash awards will be presented at the end of the fair. The second half will be presented at the end of their reign if all responsibilities and obligations have been fulfilled throughout their reign.

August 1, 2022 is the deadline for Complete Fair Little Mister Entries to be submitted to:

McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Little Mister Contest C/O Kate Reed 229 Conner Road, McClure, PA 17841

Complete Little Mister Entry consists of: Download Entry Form Here

1. Completed Entry Form

2. Paid Entry Fee ($10 non-refundable)

3. Two 4×6 photos for publicity (no copyrighted photos please)

4. One 8×10 photo for the Photogenic Contest

5. Basket for Pageant Basket Raffle (Bring to rehearsal)

6. Entry for Exhibit Hall contest (Bring entry to rehearsal)

If you have any questions, please phone Kate Reed (570) 658-7266 or email

*The exact schedule for Sunday, September 11th will be determined by the number of contestants who enter.

*Contestants will report to the backstage area of the stage, where they can set up their areas to dress, do make-up and hair, etc.

*Contestants are asked to have one person with them in this area.

* Electric outlets are plentiful in the dressing room, but contestants need to bring their own extension cords.

*Contestants will receive notification concerning scheduling for both days.

The 2022 McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair Little Mister will be named at the conclusion of this competition, and will assume his duties immediately.

2021 Camden Kreis