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Little Apple Dumpling Pageant

Contest Info

Thursday, October 5

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 Participa-tion. 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 con-testants on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 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 for online registra-tion visit our website at


  • You may download, print and mail the ENTRY FORM (click here) along with the entry fee to:     Salem Apple Butter Festival

      P.O. Box 293

      Salem, WV 26426

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

  • Or you can Register & Pay your entry fee online below. There is a convenience fee if paying by credit card  for a total of $25.75.

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