One of the biggest questions surrounding the annual Boaz Harvest Festival is, who will be crowned queen?
The annual Miss Harvest Festival pageant will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 a.m., according to Boaz Area Chamber of Commerce President Jodi Skinner. This year, the event will take place on the Old Mill Park stage, located at 10315 Alabama Highway 168 in Boaz.
To enter the pageant, Skinner said applications could be found at boazareachamberofcommerce.com, the chamber’s Facebook page, or at the chamber’s office, located at 100 E. Bartlett St. in Boaz.
Contestants in the Miss Harvest Festival will be eligible for a one-year scholarship at Snead State Community College (SSCC). The recipient must be a full-time student and maintain a grade point average as specified by SSCC. The scholarship will be renewable for a second year providing the recipient meets all requirements of SSCC. The winners of all divisions will also receive a crown, trophy, and flowers. Age divisions include:
Tiny Miss – 1-3 years old.
Little Miss – 4-6 years old.
Petite Miss – 7-9 years old.
Junior Miss – 10-12 years old.
Teen Miss – 13-15 years old.
Miss Harvest Festival – 16-18 years old.
Entry fee is $50.
Spectators should bring a lawn chair to the event and be ready to enjoy the pageant, Skinner said.
Happening on the same day will be the festival’s annual car show, organized in part by the Sand Mountain Cruisers and sponsored by First Bank of Boaz. Registration is from 8-10 a.m. with an entry fee of $10. A portion of the proceeds will be used by the Sand Mountain Cruisers to purchase Christmas gifts for underprivileged children, Skinner said. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded at 2 p.m.
To register before the event, visit boazareachamberofcommerce.com, the chamber’s Facebook page, or the chamber’s office, located at 100 E. Bartlett St. in Boaz, for an application.
The 55th annual Boaz Harvest Festival is a two-day event that begins Friday, Oct. 4, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 5. Skinner said the fun begins both mornings at 8 a.m. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. on the Old Mill Park stage. More than 100 vendors are expected to line Main Street — they are scheduled to close at 6 p.m. both nights; however, Skinner said vendors would be encouraged to remain open Friday night until the cornhole tournament and the performance by Country Case was over. There are still booths available — contact the chamber if interested in a spot.
There will be a kids zone this year, featuring inflatables and other activities for children to enjoy. Skinner said admission is free for the kids zone this year.
For more information about the festival or how to register for the many events taking place this year, contact the chamber at 256-593-8154.