Deadline to Compete in the North Carolina Rhododendron Pageant
The deadline to enter the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Pageant is May 15th. All contestants applications, photos and fees must be received by this date. The pageant will be held on Friday June 20th and Saturday June 21st in Bakersville. Contestants in the Queen division must have graduated high school and be between 17 and 22 years of age as of July 1st. These contestants compete in interview, talent, evening gown and swimsuit competitions. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Junior Queen contestants must be between 8 and 12 years of age as of July 1st and will compete in interview, talent, and evening gown competitions. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the runners up. All contestants must be legal residents of North Carolina. Applications are available at www.bakersville.com or by contacting Beth Brewer at 766-5773.