4-H King and Queen Crowned at Opening Night of the Great Frederick Fair

The winners earned scholarships, gift cards, and will meet the governor.

2019-2020 4-H King and Queen Colin Shankle and Cheyenne Van Echo


Frederick, MD – The 157th Great Frederick Fair opened up Friday with food, rides, and also the crowning of the 4-H King and Queen.

Colin Shankle and Cheyenne Van Echo were crowned 4-H King and Queen at the annual 4-H Royalty contest.

When asked about their reasons for wanting the crown, the newly initiated royalty said they want to use their position to encourage others to join the 4-h program.

“I wanted to become queen of 4-H because I wanted to share my love for the program,” Van Echo. “And advocate for agriculture and all the things you can do through the program.”

Shankle was previously a 4-H Junior Prince and said he’s looking forward to the new responsibilities.

“I’ve been to a lot of [events] as junior prince,” Shankle said. “I’m looking forward to all the new events as king.”

With their new titles, both the king and queen were awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Frederick County Agricultural Society and a gift card from the Rotary Club of Frederick County.

Also announced was 39th Frederick County’s Farm Family of the Year, claimed by the Tucker Family of Mid-View Farms in Jefferson.

By Timothy Young