Competition Night

Thursday September 1, 2022

This is it!  All your preparation is done, so now it’s time to deliver!

2019 Competitors

(Pictured above are the Ambassadors who competed in 2019)

4:00 PM – Arrive

Contestants arrive in the Hospitality Room (the Community Room located between the Exhibition Hall and Special Events Building), dressed in attire to be worn for the entire evening

4:30 PM – Interviews Begin

  • Timed at 10 minutes per contestant
  • Relax and smile – they are very nice people
  • Competitors will be interviewed in alphabetical order of their sponsoring organization

6:00 PM – Buffet Dinner

  • Contestants will be seated at tables with a judge, committee members, dignitaries (President of PAS, President of Homecraft Division, local politicians, and their spouses)
  • There will be time to freshen up, review the speech, and relax before the public part of the competition begins

7:00 PM – Public Portion of Competition – J.H. Buck Exhibition Centre

  •  Opening Ceremonies of the Paris Fair
  • Introductions: Contestants will go onto stage one at a time, walk to the microphone to introduce themselves and their sponsor, step to the back of the stage until all have been introduced, then all contestants will leave the stage together
  • Speech: Contestants will be called onto stage individually to deliver their speech and then leave the stage to resume their seat


  • Agriculture
  • Volunteerism
  • Paris Agricultural Society
  • Community

1st  Intermission

  • Impromptu Questions: All contestants will be invited onto the stage together for individual impromptu questions

2nd Intermission

  • Reigning Ambassador’s farewell speech
  • Competitors will be called onto the stage
  • Presentation of gift bags
  • Runner up will be announced, and gifts presented
  • Fair Ambassador will be announced, gifts presented

A reception in the Hospitality Room will follow