TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Vigo County Fairgrounds hosted its first ever Little Miss and Junior Princess Pageants.

“We always have the regular princess pageant but this year we decided to add a Little Miss and Junior Princess Pageant,” says Jenny Hamilton, Fairgrounds Manager. “They can be able to go around and help the queen and the princess with different events that we have.”

The new event kicked off just five days before the fair opens its doors to the public. Hamilton believes that adding this new event will bring new faces to the fair.

“We wanted to make this year super special. Getting more kids involved, the community involved and just adding this event will bring in additional people that might’ve not come otherwise,” says Hamilton.

The pageant featured 18 participants who were judged by three local community members.

Kendall Allen was the winner of the Junior Princess Pageant and Aubrey Morgan won the Little Miss Pageant.