2019 Miss Fairfax Candidates

Gena Mitchell – Daughter of Tony and Lisa Mitchell Sponsored by Davis Farms

Olivia Morris – Daughter of Billy and Kelly Morris Sponsored by Morris Technical Services

The Fairfax Optimist Club invites the community to the 54th Annual Fairfax Fair August 9 and 10. This year’s theme is “Barn in the USA – A Salute to Rural America.”

Due to safety concerns, spectators are asked to not use golf carts in the park this year. Those needing assistance are asked to enter the park at the northeast corner and plan to leave at the southwest corner.


By Friday evening Fairfax City Park will be filled with game and food stands.

Fairfax Xi Lambda Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will begin opening ceremonies at 6:15 p.m. Participants from grades one through high school will meet at the northeast end of the park, close to the shelter house, to line up and proceed to the stage. This includes Boy and Girl Scouts, God Squad participants and all others along with the American Legion members. For more information concerning the opening ceremonies, call Marilyn Alldredge, 660-686-2495 or 660-744-3146.

The annual Little Mr. & Miss Fairfax contest is for children 4, 5 and 6 years old who are in the Fairfax School District. They will be first on the stage at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

The Baby/Youth Show will follow with all children welcome. Preregistration is preferred, and registration sheets will be available at the Dairy Diner. Last minute registration must be done by 6:10 p.m. that evening at the north side of stage.

The baby show will consist of the following categories: birth to 6 months, 7 to 11 months, 1 year to 23 months, 2 years to 35 months, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, and 6 years.

Following introductions of all the categories, the Little Mr. & Miss Fairfax candidates will be brought back on the stage for the announcement of the winners and coronation of the 2019 Little Mr. and Miss Fairfax.

Questions concerning the Baby Show or Little Mr. & Miss Fairfax contest may be directed to Marilyn Alldredge, 660-744-3146, or Susan Slaughter, 660-686-2509.

The Miss Fairfax contest will follow. This year’s contestants are Gena Mitchell, daughter of Tony and Lisa Mitchell, and Olivia Morris, daughter of Billy and Kelly Morris. Gena is sponsored by Davis Farms, and Olivia is sponsored by Morris Technical Services.

Devon Sons will be emcee for the Miss Fairfax contest, which will also include performances by Kenzie Frohn, Katy Baker, Kendal Straub, and Devon and Mikaela Sons.

Miss Fairfax Scholarship sponsors are the Fairfax Optimist Club and Fairfax Masonic Lodge No. 483. Miss Fairfax contest sponsors include: Beta Sigma Phi – Xi Lambda Beta, KG Buds, City of Fairfax, The Walnut Shop, Kay Rosenbohm, the Umbarger family, the Kingery family, MDT Woodworks, Clark’s Convenience Store, David Scarbrough, D.D.S., Lane and Aimee Seymour, Rays’ Dairy Diner, Daybreak Café, Mary Jane Photography, Fairfax Kiwanis Club, and Sam and Linda Creed.

Dance on the Slab will begin at 9:00 p.m.


The Harry Combs Memorial Tractor Show will start at 10:00 a.m.  at the football field.

Parade registration will be near the Ag building at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The parade will start down Main Street at 11:00 a.m. Optimists will conclude the parade by tossing out numbered ping pong balls. Those can be redeemed for a prize near the park stage until 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Food/drink and game booths will open following the parade.

Saturday night’s festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with “The Star Spangled Banner.” Ben Johnson will perform his Elvis tribute at 6:15 p.m., followed by local talent at 6:45 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., Ben will pay tribute to a variety of great singers, such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, and Glenn Campbell. More local talent will conclude the evening.

Dance on the Slab will begin at 9:00 p.m.


Community church services will be held in the park at 10:30 a.m.

The After Prom Committee will hold a dinner Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Fairfax Community Room. The dinner will include roast beef, green beans, cheesy potatoes, salad, roll, and dessert, for a free will donation.

The Larry Lewis Memorial Pull for garden tractors is also planned for Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. It will be held along Hwy. 59 across from Clark’s Convenience Store.

All individuals, classes and organizations wanting to reserve space at the Fairfax City Park August 9 and 10 should contact Jim Ball at 660-920-9205.