Applications are now available for eligible young women or girls seeking the title of Miss Curwood Festival or Curwood Princess 2018. The Miss Curwood Festival Queen and Princess Pageant will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center, 1488 N. M-52 in Owosso. 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 eight or nine years old by Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Miss Curwood Festival and the 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 41st Annual Curwood Festival, which will be from June 7 through 10, 2018 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 one week prior. More details are available with the applications.

Miss Curwood Festival and the 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), on the festival website,, or at the Curwood Festival office at the corner of Water and Washington streets. All applications must be postmarked by Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Any questions regarding Queen candidates or the pageant itself may be directed to Sarah at (517) 282-9948, or Debbie at (989) 723-5055. Princess candidate questions can be answered by Jamie at (989) 277-1411.

Tickets for the pageant are $10 at the door, $5 for children under 13 years of age, and children that will be seated on a lap are free. All proceeds from tickets and entry fees support the Miss Curwood Festival Queen and Court member scholarships.

Miss Curwood Festival Applications Available was last modified: January 2nd, 2018 by Karen Elford