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October 3-6, 2024

Salem University Queen Scholarship Information


Salem University will offer a full tuition scholarship to SU in any degree program to the queen's pageant winner.


The terms of this renewable scholarship are as follows:

  • Scholarship is for tuition for 24 credits per year and can be used for any  2 or 4 year associate's, or bachelor's degree program. Go to for information.

  • It is not transferable and must be renewed annually based on successful academic performance (GPA above 3.0) as determined by the eighth month each year and must be in good financial status.

  • Student must apply for federal aid, and any grants available will be applied to the student account.

  • Room and Board will not be covered by the scholarship, but are available at the current charges.


CONTEST RENAMED - The Festival is excited to announce the rebranding of our signature Apple Pie Contest to COOKING WITH APPLES CONTEST. This expansion of the contest will now include not only apple pies and apple butter, but also apple dumplings, apple cookies, and other apple pastries. We invite all bakers to submit their best creation. This contest is sure to be a hit, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your baking skills! Entry forms and contest rules can be found on our website. Good luck!



Salem University offers a $10,000.00 family scholarship in any degree program to the Queen's pageant
winner transferable to a family member, and a $5,000.00 family scholarship to the runner-up. The terms
of this renewable scholarship are as follows: Scholarship is for tuition for the Queen and Runner-up or
member of the winning contestants’ immediate family if scholarship cannot be used by winners. Visit for program offerings. Terms and conditions will be provided by Salem University.
Room and Board will not be covered by this scholarship and are available at the current rates.

NEW FOR 2023 - QUEENS BALL - We are pleased to announce our inaugural Queens Ball Sunday October 8th - 6 PM.  Click here for more details

40th Annual Apple Butter Festival

The Salem Apple Butter Festival, founded in 1984, provides live demonstrations of old fashion apple butter making. You will see the process done outdoors using copper kettles suspended over wood fire with the tasty product and canned on the spot for visitors to purchase. Other attractions include  entertainment daily, grand parade,  food, crafts, celebrity auction and many contests including  quilt show, the Sam Warner Memorial 5k Run, bicycle poker ride, pet show-off, talent show, car show, and corn hole tournament. The festival is a drug and alcohol free event providing family fun for all ages. There is no admission charge and all entertainment is free, as well. Parking is on-street or lots. The festival is handicap accessible.

Featured Activities

  • Apple Butter Making

  • Family Entertainment Nightly

  • Bicycle Poker Ride

  • Auto & Truck Show

  • Parade

  • 5-k Run

  • Celebrity Auction

  • Greased Pig Contest

  • Coronation Ceremony

  • Quilt Show

  • Cooking with Apples Contest

  • Pet Show Off

  • Talent Contest

  • Poster Contest

  • Children's Games

And Much More!



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