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Saturday, August 12, 2023 – West Union, WV

Contestant Schedule (Tentative)

Doddridge County High School Auditorium West Union, WV





The Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce is searching for two young ladies to represent the 2023 Ephraim Bee Festival.  These ambassadors will be encouraged to increase awareness and advertise the festival and Doddridge County Chamber events. The selection of our next Queen Bee and Teen Bee will be held at the Doddridge County High School Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. 


The Ephraim Bee Festival will be held on Sept. 9, 2023, and the newly chosen royalty will be required to report to the Opening Ceremony to begin the festivities.  The Queen Bee and Teen Bee 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 includes the expectation of representation at area events.  Some of those might be: 


  • Doddridge County Homecoming Parade, usually in October

  • Salem Apple Butter Festival Parade the first full weekend in October

  • West Union’s Veteran’s Day Parade

  • Appearances as visiting royalty at other Fairs and Festivals pageants


Entry Requirements due by Midnight on Aug 5, 2023:

  • Application

  • copy of documentation for age verification (driver’s license, birth certificate, student ID)

  • Entry fees, please make payment to Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce:

       Queen $100, Teen $50



  • Single, female

  • Good character, Drug Free

  • Queen competition is open state-wide 

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

  • Age as of Jan 1, 2024:  

    • Queen 16-21

    • Teen 13-16


Desired qualities:

  • Poised, confident role model

  • Leads with courage of her convictions

  • Intelligent with pride in health and fitness

  • Capable public relations representative for the Ephraim Bee Festival


Judged Categories:  

  • 25 pts Personal Interview

    • 3 minute interview, panel judging  

    • Attire:  Stylish career wear, job interview outfit

  • 20 pts Event Promotion  

    • On stage, 30 second promotion of Ephraim Bee Festival

    • Attire:  Festival t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers or flats


  • 15 pts Interview Wear modeling

  • 20 pts Evening Wear modeling

  • 20 pts OnStage Question 


Pageant Day Schedule:

11:00   Doors open for contestants 

12:00 Welcome Contestants and supporters in Auditorium

1:00 Contestant Interviews, rehearsal, dinner

5:30 Doors open to public

6:00 Pageant Show


Queen and Teen Packages:

  • Crown

  • Sash

  • Flowers

  • Cash prize:  Queen $1,000 and Teen $500

  • Queen’s entry fee paid to 2023 WV Association of Fairs & Festivals pageant

  • Gift basket filled with gift cards and specialty items

  • Reserved parking space for festival

Any questions should be directed to Cindy Welch at 304.669.8543,, or  More information about this unique festival can be found at:


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