Applications are now available for eligible young women or girls seeking the title of Miss Curwood Festival or Curwood Princess 2016. The Miss Curwood Festival Queen & Princess Pageant will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 4 p.m. at the Baker College Welcome Center, 1301 South Shiawassee Street, Owosso. Please note the time change for this year. The combined pageant selects the Queen and Princess, along with one court member for each group.

The Queen’s pageant is open to any young woman who has never been married, is a resident of Shiawassee County, and is between 17 and 23 years of age by the date of the pageant. Princess candidates must also be residents of Shiawassee County and be either 8 or 9 years old by Jan. 1, 2016.

Miss Curwood Festival and the Queen’s Court member are chosen to represent the Curwood Festival and the community at festivals in and around Shiawassee County as well as events and speaking engagements within the community, while the Curwood Festival Princess and her court member attend local parades and events. All four winners have the primary responsibility of serving as royalty for the 38th Annual Curwood Festival, which will be held June 2-5, 2016 in downtown Owosso.

Candidates for both titles will be judged on their communication skills, personalities, intelligence, poise, and overall enthusiasm for the Curwood Festival and our community. Judging will include interviews as well as on-stage questions for both groups. There is no talent or swimsuit portion for either title. Both sets of applicants will have judging Saturday morning of the pageant and Queen’s candidates will have additional judging several days before the pageant as well as an informational session two weeks prior. More details are available with the applications.

Miss Curwood Festival and the Queen’s Court member receive scholarships to the college of their choice at the conclusion of their reign. All candidates for both titles will receive a gift bag with items contributed by our local business sponsors.

Applications can be obtained by emailing Sarah at (Queen candidates) or Jamie at (Princess candidates), by accessing the festival website at, or at the Curwood Festival office in the new Festival building at the corner of Water and Washington Streets. All applications must be postmarked by Feb. 18, 2016. No exceptions can be made. Any questions regarding Queen candidates or the pageant itself may be directed to Sarah at

(517) 367-5018 or Debbie at (989) 723-5055 and Princess candidate questions can be answered by Jamie at (989) 277-1411.

Tickets for the pageant are $8 at the door, $5 for children under 13, and children that will be seated on a lap are free. All proceeds from tickets and entry fees support the Miss Curwood Festival Queen & Court member scholarships.

Curwood Queen and Princess Applications Available was last modified: January 20th, 2016 by Karen Elford