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McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Baby 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 Baby 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 2 years of age and not over 4 years of age by June 1, 2023

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

5. Not be a former winner of the Baby Bean Pageant

6. Dress is Sunday Best or Flower Girl Dress

7. Attend rehearsal (Time TBA)

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


1. Poise & presentation (appearance & neatness)(Formal, Sunday Best or Flower Girl Dress)

2. 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 10, 2023

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

3. Fundraising to Benefit Fair & Pageant Program

4. McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Baby Bean Crowning: September 2024.

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

Baby Bean $25

1st Runner Up $15

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, 2023 is the deadline for Complete Fair Baby Bean Entries to be submitted to:

McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Baby Bean Contest C/O Kate Reed 229 Connor Road, McClure, PA 17841

Complete Teeny Bean Entry consists of:  Google Entry Form / PDF Entry Form

1. Completed Entry Form

2. Paid Entry Fee ($5 non-refundable)

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

4. One 5×7 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 10th will be determined by the number of contestants who enter.

*Contestants will report to the backstage area of the stage, dressed and ready for the contest.

*Contestants are asked to have one person with them in this area, and must provide their own mirror(s), etc.

* 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 2023 McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair Baby Bean will be named at the conclusion of this competition, and will assume her duties immediately.