The Gasconade County Fair opened with a bang at the Fairgrounds in Owensville, last week with Hermann’s Megan Schneider bringing home the Gasconade County Fair Queen title. Megan was chosen from a field of nine contestants and won the judges over with her beauty, poise and preparation. This was Megan’s first time entering the contest, but she is no stranger to the fair.
“I’ve been showing [livestock] since I was about six, when I could show a bucket calf, so the fair’s been a big part of my life, but this [competition] is my first time—it’s been really fun,” she said.
Megan knows her livestock and how to show through her local Hermann High School FFA Chapter. She showed pigs and won both of her market classes, as well as winning the Grand Reserve breeding gilt. She also won the overall with the live score and the scan of the pigs at weigh-in.
The Fair Board put Megan to work right away, starting her duties as Queen, by introducing the live musical groups on the Main Stage. She met country singers Josh Turner and Russell Dickerson. She has handed out ribbons at the Steer Show and worked the Heifer and Sheep and Goat Shows.
She also got to use her public speaking skills on the main stage in front of a big audience, fearlessly showing that this ambassador for Gasconade County can handle just about anything that comes her way.