Emilee Coul­bourn named 2016 County Fair queen

Dorchester Star - - Local - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com Fol­low me on Twit­ter @ vic­to­ri­adorstar and on In­sta­gram @dorch­ester.star.

DEN­TON — The Caro­lineDorch­ester County Fair queen, princess and lit­tle princess were crowned on the open­ing night of the fair, Wed­nes­day, Aug. 3.

Six­teen-year-old Emilee Coul­bourn of Federalsburg won the queen’s crown. This is her se­cond fair ti­tle, as she was named Fair Princess in 2011.

“The fair has been a big part of my life since I was lit­tle,” Coul­bourn said “I’ve al­ways come here. Be­ing able to be a part of hand­ing out the awards, sup­port­ing ev­ery­one and see­ing all the happy faces on all of these hard­work­ing kids is re­ally great.”

The ti­tle of Fair Princess went to 11-year-old Riley Wal­strum of Ridgely. She is the pres­i­dent of her 4-H sewing club and pre­sented a few of her orig­i­nally crafted projects as her tal­ent. She also en­joys play­ing lacrosse.

The ti­tle of Fair Lit­tle Princess went to 10-year-old Sky­lar Blunt of Greens­boro. For her tal­ent, she sang an acapella ren­di­tion of “To­mor­row” from An­nie. She also en­joys play­ing ten­nis.

The fair con­tin­ues through Satur­day, Aug. 6 with many more events on the sched­ule.

The elite pre­mier show­man will be crowned Fri­day as the top Caro­line-Dorch­ester 4-H’ers com­pete four-round live­stock show­case.

Emma Beaven won the 2015 elite pre­mier show­man crown af­ter beat­ing the three other top Caro­lineDorch­ester 4-H’ers in a four­round live­stock han­dling show­case.

Erica Will­ing of East New Mar­ket earned a spot in Fri­day’s show­case by win­ning the goat and sheep com­pe­ti­tions. The win­ners of the pig and beef com­pe­ti­tions will join Will­ing in the show­case.

Fri­day af­ter­noon is the dress a goat con­test in the live­stock ring at 6 p.m., then the greased pig con­test at in a han­dling 7 p.m. in the square horse show ring.

The Hired Guns will per­form­ing from 7 to p.m.

Satur­day fea­tures the horse show and the rab­bit and cavy show at 9 a.m. The baby con­test will be in front of the Reger Pavil­ion at 11 a.m. The baby con­test is for chil­dren 6 months to 3 years old. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for the baby con­test by 3 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Aug. 5, and can be done at the fair.

Joust­ing will be from noon to 3 p.m. and will be fol­lowed at 3 p.m. by the pet show. New this year will be a car show from 1 to 6 p.m. Cow patty bingo will be at 3 p.m.

Fair ad­mis­sion is $2 per per­son for ages 13 and over and in­cludes park­ing. Chil­dren 12 years old and un­der have free ad­mis­sion. For a com­plete sched­ule and more in­for­ma­tion on the county fair, visit the be 10 fair’s web­site, www.car­o­line­dorch­ester­coun­ty­fair.org.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Caro­line-Dorch­ester County Fair Lit­tle Princess Sky­lar Blunt, left, and Queen Emilee Coul­bourn works with young­sters dur­ing kids day at the fair on Thurs­day, Aug. 4.

PHOTO BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

Fair Lit­tle Princess Sky­lar Blunt and Fair Princess Riley Wal­strum pose with the newly crowned Fair Queen Emilee Coul­bourn, 16, of Federalsburg, on open­ing night at the Caro­lineDorch­ester County Fair.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Caro­line-Dorch­ester County Fair Queen Emilee Coul­bourn hands out rib­bons dur­ing the pig show Thurs­day, Aug. 4.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Caro­line-Dorch­ester County Fair Queen Emilee Coul­bourn, right, and Caro­line-Dorch­ester County Fair Princess Riley Wal­strum hand out rib­bons at the pig show Thurs­day, Aug. 5.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Caro­line-Dorch­ester County Fair Queen Emilee Coul­bourn does arts and crafts with a young­ster dur­ing kids day at the fair Thurs­day, Aug. 4.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Emilee Coul­bourn named 2016 County Fair queen Federalsburg’s Emilee Coul­bourn re­ceives the crown for the 2016 Caro­line-Dorch­ester County Fair queen. as

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