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Little Apple Dumpling Pageant

Contest Info

Thursday, October 3

430pm - 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; Inter-view; 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 $30.00 is required. Contestants may obtain a sponsor but only for the price of the pageant registration fee ($30.00). Sponsor's check must be made payable to the Salem Apple Butter Festival. Pageant officials will conduct a rehearsal for contestants on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. on the Depot Stage. CONTESTANTS MUST BE PRESENT AT THE REHEARSAL TO BE IN THE PAGEANT.

For additional information, contact e-mail us at for online registration



  • You may download, print and mail the ENTRY FORM  along with the entry fee to:            Salem Apple Butter Festival                           P.O. Box 293                                                  Salem, WV 26426

  • You may also drop off the form and payment at the Apple Butter Shop                                                104 West Main Street in Salem

  • You may Register On Line

  • Pay your entry fee online below.

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