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Little apple dumpling Pageant

Contest Info

Thursday, October 6

4pm - depot stage, downtown Salem

Children will be competing for the titles of Little Apple Dumpling King and Queen. Over $150 in prizes will be awarded during the pageant--$50 cash, trophy, sash, tiara or crown for each.

Contestants will be judged in the categories of: Appearance; Interview; Short Presentation (1-3 minutes of his/her own performance, i.e., song, poem, dance, or other creativity); and Group Participation. The color red must be included either in the outfit itself or in the accessories used.

Contestants must be 3-7 years of age to enter. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 is required. Contestants may obtain a sponsor but only for the price of the pageant registration fee ($25.00). Sponsor's check must be made payable to the Salem Apple Butter Festival. Pageant officials will conduct a rehearsal for contestants on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. on the Depot Stage. CONTESTANTS MUST BE PRESENT AT THE REHEARSAL TO BE IN THE PAGEANT.

For additional information, contact Caitlynne Howell at 304-871-0850 or e-mail us at

Pageant Entry Options


  • You may either download, print and mail the entry form along with your entry fee to:

Salem Apple Butter Festival

P.O. Box 293

Salem, WV 26426-0293

  • Or you can Register & Pay your entry fee conveniently online below.

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