2023 Watermelon Festival Pageant

Applications for the 2023 Watermelon Festival Pageant will be available in May.
Please read through the following rules & requirements before submitting an application.
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2023 Franklin County Watermelon Queens

Queens will be presented at the Watermelon Festival Opening Ceremony on August 18th. The Watermelon Festival Queen (Age 18-21) will also be responsible for cutting the first watermelon at the Opening Ceremony, awarding prizes at the Watermelon Festival, riding in the Russellville Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 7, 2023 and crowning at the 2024 Watermelon Pageant. 

**Girls 9 and under are not permitted to wear glitz pageant wear.**
**Girls 10 and older are permitted to wear pageant wear.**

The Watermelon Pageant is a natural pageant & make up should be age appropriate

Miss Watermelon Queen (18-21 Years) Requirements:

To be crowned Miss Watermelon Queen (18-21 Years), participants are required to have graduated from or are currently attending a Franklin County High School, Russellville City High School, or Northwest-Shoals Community College. 
Participants also confirm that they are unmarried and do not plan to be married during their reign of Miss Watermelon Queen.

2022 Miss Watermelon Queen:
Miss Sophie Hill

18-21 Years Queen – Sophie Hill 1st Alt. – Keslie Allen 2nd Alt. – Shelby McKinney
14-17 Years Queen: Lauren Sutherland 1st: Lara Gunderman 2nd: Raegen Misner
10-13 Years Queen – Bailee Campbell 1st Alt. – Raegan Myrick 2nd Alt. – Avery Robinson
7-9 Years Queen – Maddie Welborn 1st Alt. – Alyssa Thomas 2nd Alt. – Alaina Riley
5-6 Years Queen – Claudia Wilson 1st Alt. – Jacie-Mae Myrick 2nd Alt. – Sophie Sharp
3-4 Years Queen – Shaylee Hall 1st Alt. – Everleigh Simmons 2nd Alt. – Ruby Harper
2 Years Queen – Elizabeth Marecle 1st Alt. – Eliana Bahena 2nd Alt. – Luna Moon
1 Year Queen – Emberlynn Mills 1st Alt. – Evvie Gist 2nd Alt. – Jailee Garrett
0-11 Months Queen – Jasie Johnson 1st Alt. – Gabby Singletary 2nd Alt. – Joselyn Barnes