Ephraim Bee Festival

2019 Pageant Information

P,O, Box 283

West Union, WV 26456





The Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce is searching for two young ladies to represent the Second Annual Ephraim Bee Festival. These ambassadors will be encouraged to increase awareness and advertise the festival events. The selection of our next Queen Bee and Teen Bee will be held at the Doddridge County High School Auditorium on Friday, July 19, 2019.  Any questions should be directed to Cindy Welch, Pageant Director, at 304.669.8543 or Brian Lipscomb, Events Chair.More information about this unique festival can be found at ephraimbeefestival.com


The Ephraim Bee Festival will be held on July 20, 2019, and the newly chosen royalty will be required to report at 8:00 am to begin the festivities. The Queens will be in attendance for the entire day. Other duties include parade and event appearances throughout the year. The pageant team does understand that there will be conflicts, but this position does include expectation of representation at area events. Some of those might be:

  • Doddridge County Fair (August)

  • Doddridge County Homecoming Parade (October)

  • Salem Apple Butter Festival Parade (first full weekend in October)

  • West Union’s Veteran’s Day Parade

  • Fair and Festival pageants


Entry Requirements due by July 15:

  • Application

  • Copy of identification for age verification (birth certificate, drivers license or student ID, etc.)


Entry fees: make check payable to Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce:

  • Queen $100

  • Teen $50


Each contestant will receive:

  • 2 tickets to the pageant for their family to use

  • T-shirt

  • Dinner


  • Single, female, never married

  • Good character, Drug Free

  • Queen competition is open state-wide,

  • Teen competitors will be residents of Doddridge, Harrison, Ritchie, Tyler or Gilmer

  • Age limits as of Jan 1, 2020: Queen 16-21 and Teen 13-16


Desired qualities:

  • Poised, confident role model

  • Leads with courage of her convictions

  • Intelligent with pride in health and fitness

  • Public Relations representative for Ephraim Bee Festival


Judged Categories:​

  • 30 pts - Personal Interview

  • 20 pts - Event Promo- t-shirt and jeans (Queens do original promo; Teens given a script)

  • 20 pts - Onstage Interview

  • 15 pts. - Evening Wear Runway

  • 15 pts - Interview Outfit Runway


Miss Photogenic sponsored by: Lane Photography Studios

Miss Congeniality sponsored by: Sharon Vera Bailey Family


Pageant Day Schedule: (exact times to be determined)

  • Welcome Contestants

  • Contestant Interviews and Head shots

  • Dinner

  • Contestants prep

  • Doors open

  • Pageant


Queen's Prize Packages:

  • Crown

  • Sash

  • Flowers from J & J Flowers

  • Cash Prize - $250 

  • Crown & Veil Beauty full makeup artistry package for Fairs & Festivals competition (valued at $350) and gift bag

  • Gift certificates for services at Yabba Dabba Doo’s and Tease Me 

  • Entry fee and accommodation paid to 2020 WV Assoc. of Fairs & Festivals Pageant Jan 9-11

  • Gift baskets including Oliverio’s Bridal and Prom gift certificate

  • Royal gift basket

  • 1 night accommodation at Main Street Estate for the festival Photoshoot with Lane Photography Studios

  • Reserved parking space for festival


Teen's Prize Packages:

  • Crown

  • Sash

  • Flowers from J & J Flowers

  • Cash Prize - $100 

  • Royal gift basket

  • Photo package from Lane Photography Studios

  • 1 night accommodation at Main Street Estate for the festival

  • Reserved parking space for festival

If you are interested in becoming a ​contestant in the Queen Bee Pageant or Teen Bee Pageant, please complete the registration form and mail your payment and proof of age (birth certificate, student ID with birth date or driver's license) to: The Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 283, West Union WV 26456.

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