Potential Queen Contestant,
Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Benton Franklin Fair and Horse Heaven Round Up Rodeo
Queen title. The Fair Board is pleased to be able to offer a $2,000 educational scholarship to the
winner of this year’s pageant (upon successful completion of her year of reign), a trophy saddle,
as well as many other gifts and awards.
The 2023 Queen will travel throughout the Pacific Northwest attending rodeos, parades,
community events, civic luncheons and other royalty functions. It is a year of tremendous growth
and endless possibilities. Our Queen will have an opportunity to make life-long friendships and
The Pageant competition will be conducted Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, as you
will note on the schedule included in the application packet (link provided below). Educational
workshops will be held prior to the competition, and each contestant is required to attend. If you
are interested in competing for the title, be sure your calendar is free during those dates and times.
I encourage anyone who is interested in competing, and their parent(s), to attend the Contestant
Informational Night, on Monday, September 12, 6:00pm at the Carouse of Dreams. Bring your list
of questions for us to answer and hear from Piper Schirm regarding her experience as the 2022
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Benton Franklin Fair and Horse Heaven Round Up
Rodeo, August 23-27, as we celebrate The Best Week of Summer!
Toni Zunker, Director
Benton Franklin Fair Board
Note: If you would like to receive the application form in Word format, send me a request via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will forward one to you.