Emily McChesney is the 18 year old daughter of Clint and Amy McChesney of Derry Township. She just graduated in June from Derry Area High School. She completed the FFA program in horticulture passing the nocti and achieved her keystone degree at farm show.

Emily was president of Future Educators, a section leader in marching band, all choir & women's choir member, and a member of concert band, playing oboe and clarinet. Emily plans to attend Westmoreland County Community College for general courses and horticulture then transfer to Penn state for horticulture education. She received a scholarship from the retired educators of Derry Area School District. Emilys hobbies include knitting, crocheting, and helping others.

What a wonderful group of young women representing the Derry Fair this year!

Queen: Emily McChesney

Attendants: Caroline MCChesney

Isabel Calabrace

Livy Jumper

Junior Princess: Emma Hayes

Junior Princess Runner-up: Charity Peterman

Little Miss: Cassidy Dunlap and Little Miss Runner-up: Abbi States

Fair Queen

Amanda Dias Foundation
Amanda Dias was a former Derry Township Agricultural Fair Queen, who tragically passed away in an automobile accident. This scholarship was created in honor of her memory by her fiancé Jason Campbell and her family. The scholarship is awarded to the outgoing fair queen upon completion of her many tasks through the week of the fair and through the year.

2017 Fair Queen

2017 Fair Queen,

Emily McChesney


Interested in becoming the next fair queen for the Derry Twp. Ag. Fair.

Here is the criteria that you need:

*Be a female who is a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania

*Be at least 16 but no older than 20 years of age as of June 1 of the year entering the local contest

*Not hold any other title for any other commodity group or pageant

*Be single, have never been married, have not be pregnant nor given birth to a child

*Have the knowledge and understanding of agriculture (i.e. raising animals, vegetables, etc.) or come from an agricultural background

If you meet all these things and are interested in being the next fair queen make sure you click on the links below to fill out the proper paperwork to enter.

Fair Queen Application

Queen Rules and Regulations

Junior Princess and Little Miss Competition and Application