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Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo Royalty


Cheyenne County Fair & Rodeo Royalty's mission is to encourage young ladies to develop leadership skills, enhance their love of horses, and promote the great American sport of rodeo.

Cheyenne County Fair & Rodeo Tryouts


  • Must be 14 years old (as of January 1, of the Fair year.  Example, 2022 fair would be January 1, 2022)

  • Must not exceed (be older than) 18 years old

  • Must live within 60 miles of any Cheyenne County Line


  • $500 College Scholarship

  • $250 Yearly Wardrobe Budget

  • TWO (2) Personalized Belt Buckles



Contact Whitney Whartman at 308-250-1037

Each Tryout Years Information can be found on the Royalty Facebook page:


Royalty Princess Program

Welcome to the 2022 Annual Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo FIRST Annual Princess Program!!!

This year we welcome out our young ladies, ages 8-11 years old to the 2022 Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo to participate in the First Annual Princess Program!

Young ladies can sign up on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at the Open Horse Show at the Cheyenne County Fair Grounds located in Sidney, Nebraska between 11 am and 2 pm.

Participants will receive a tiara and sash to wear the week of fair, as Princess Program Participants.  They will have a great time seeing what our Royalty Program is like, meeting our 2022-2023 Fair and Rodeo Royalty, and we have some fun activities planned throughout the week for them to be a part of.

The Princess Program is intended to introduce our Cheyenne County Youth to what a Fair and Rodeo Queen does, what their jobs and responsibilities are, the benefits of the program, and how fun the program is!  While the First Annual Princess Program will not do a public "Princess Try-Out" for this year, in the future there will be an official "Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo Princess Try-Out" starting at the 2023 Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo.  Details will be released at a later date on that.  For 2022 the "Princess" will be selected by a random name draw from a hat shortly after the signup closes.  Winner to be notified and announced later that evening.

For this year, we encourage anyone who is ages 8 to 11 during the week of the Fair to come on out!  Get your gear on Sunday and wear it all week long!  Participants get to keep their tiara's and sashes as a souvenir! 

Come on out on Sunday, July 24, 2022 to the Open Horse Show and sign up!  See you soon!

*No horses or horse experience required to participate*

2022 Princess Program Details:

  • Ages 8-11 years old during the week of the Fair (can turn 8 anytime that week, or start the week off as 11, even if their 12th birthday is the week of Fair).

  • Signup is ONLY on Sunday, July 24rd, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm.  

    • Signup will be at the Fair Board Office, Cheyenne County Fair Grounds, Sidney Nebraska.​

  • Participants will need a parent or guardian to sign them up.  Requirements will be: Adult signature on consent form, and a short biography on participant.

  • There will be 1 Princess, winner will be selected by a random name draw from a hat, and announced by 5 pm on Sunday, July 24th.  Winner will be posted on the Cheyenne County Fair Website, Facebook Page, Royalty Facebook Page after contact with the winner has been made.

    • All other youth who signed up will be Princess Program Participants throughout the week of Fair, with meet and greets with the Royalty and some fun activities!  Participants are encouraged to wear their Princess Gear throughout the entire week and have some fun with it!​

    • The Princess Winner for 2022 will receive a special crown and sash, will be invited to participate in select Royalty events and will be posted on the Website and social media pages.  The Princess will also be invited to ride on the Royalty Float during the 2022 Octoberfest Parade!

Please contact Whitney Whartman with any questions or for more information.  308-250-1037.

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