2024 Watermelon Festival Pageant

Please read through the following rules & requirements before submitting an application.
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Applications for the 2024 Watermelon Pageant are now closed.

2024 Pageant Rules, Layout, & Schedule

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*Check-In will be backstage of the Russellville City Schools Auditorium on Saturday, July 20th, see below for your age divisions. Lineup is 15 minutes prior to stage time; BE DRESSED & READY UPON ARRIVAL! Dress areas will be limited. We will NOT hold your group and delay the pageant.*
Schedule may be altered according to the number of entries.
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10:00 AM | Pageant Begins (Welcome & Introduction)
10:10 AM | 0-6 Months
10:30 AM | 7-9 Months
10:50 AM | 10-11 Months
11:00 AM | 12-17 Months
11:15 AM | 18-23 Months
11:30 AM | 2 Years
12:00 PM | 3 Years
12:10 PM | 4 Years
12:20 PM | 5 Years
12:30 PM | 6 Years
12:40 PM | 7-8 Years
12:50 PM | 9 Years
1:00 PM | 10-11 Years
1:10 PM | 12-13 Years
1:20 PM | 14-17 Years
1:30 PM | 18-21 Years

2024 Franklin County Watermelon Queens

Queens will be presented at the Watermelon Festival Opening Ceremony on August 16th. 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 5, 2024 and crowning at the 2025 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.

2023 Miss Watermelon Queen:
Miss Silvie Kaye Miller