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Miss Salem Apple Butter Queen Pageant

Pageant Information

Thursday  October 5, 2023

Depot Stage    7 PM

Categories of competition include:

  1. Festival Promo, Evening Gown and On-Stage
    Question. Personal Interview with the judges and Rehearsal on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Salem Depot -Mandatory 1:00pm-4:00pm. When filing the official application, Queen contestants must pay a $100.00 entrance fee ($105 if paying by credit card). All contestants must return the completed application form, fee, birth certificate copy and color photograph by October 1, 2023.

  2. Queen Pageant contestants must be a single woman 16 years of age by 1/1/23 and not turned 22 on or before 1/1/25. The Queen Pageant is open statewide to include contestants from anywhere within the state of West Virginia, or a resident student therein. Contestant must have never been married, be
    pregnant, and never bore a child.

  3. All contestants may (no requirement) sell advertisements for the Salem Apple Butter Festival Pageant Program Booklet, ad sales may serve as the sponsorship for entry fees. The deadline for ad copy and money to be turned in to the Pageant Planning Committee is August 1, 2023. The page size for the booklet is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Ad prices are as follows:

1/4 Page Ad $75.00
1/2 Page Ad $100.00
Full Page Ad $150.00

For more information, contact

Gary Martin 304-844-6708/304-782-3565  Brandie Garner at 801-834-7817

or email us at

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.



  • 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 on 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 $103.00.

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