Pageant Info

Every convention, we provide for a queen’s competition with the winner being crowned ​Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals

For general pageant questions and to inquire about appearances by Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals, you can contact Jean Smith, State Pageant Director, at 304.768.3932 (home) 304.421.3932 (cell or text)  or email – .  For technical questions, contact Woody Miller at

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Phases of Competition
Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant

PHOTOGENIC COMPETITION: This area of competition is separate from the other 3 Phases of Competition considered in choosing the new WVAFF Queen. A separate panel will select Miss Photogenic. Judging will occur during the Event Promotion competition. One award will be presented after the Event Promotion Competition.

EVENT PROMOTION: All contestants will present their Event Promotion (30 seconds maximum) during this Friday afternoon/evening competition. All contestants will wear matching shirts and blue jeans with NO embellishments. Contestants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. The shirts are sponsored by Gambill Amusements. Judges will only be judging the actual presentation. NOT the shirts, jeans or shoes. During each presentation, a light bar will be on the stage to indicate the time remaining for each presentation. A green light will be on for the first 25 seconds, then a yellow light will come on for 5 seconds. After 30 seconds a RED light will come on. Contestants going over the 30 second time limit will be disqualified from that phase of competition only. NO PROPS ARE PERMITTED!!!!

JUDGES INTERVIEW: Competition occurs either Friday early afternoon or Saturday morning dependent on group assignment. Each contestant will participate in a 2 minute – panel style interview with the judges. Judges will consider poise, communication skills, personality and natural beauty. Attire for this competition should reflect the choices of the contestant and the event being represented.

EVENING GOWN COMPETITION: This is the final phase of competition and will be held on Saturday evening. Judging is based on poise, personality, and natural beauty. All evening gowns should be floor length and sashes should be worn in full wrap style. Attire should reflect the choices of the contestant and the event being represented.

FIFTEEN (15) SEMI- FINALISTS: Tabulations from Event Promotion, Judges Interview and Evening Gown will determine the 15 semifinalists. The top 15 will participate in an on-stage interview with questions being taken from the information provided on the contestant fact sheets. 5 finalists will be chosen. The judges will cast their final ballot considering only the 5 finalists. The queen and runner-up positions will be named from the top 5 finalists.

***This breakdown of the competition is as December 18, 2017 and is subject to change