Princess Pageant

Each season the Warren County Prime Beef Festival begins with our Princess Pageant held the Saturday before Labor Day.

2019 Pageant @

Beginning each July a group of area young women are sponsored by local organizations to begin a ritual of weekly practices that culminate in the group and individual pageant performances held on the Monmouth College grounds in the Dahl Chapel & Auditorium.

Please thank this group of 2019 Pageant local organizations:

  • American Legion
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Kirkwood Senior Citizens
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Monmouth Evening Lions Club
  • OSF Auxiliary
  • Sons of the American Legion
  • VFW Auxiliary
  • VFW Post 2301

A Princess is chosen by a panel of judges based on community service activities, interviews and their performance during the pageant. Three runner ups are chosen to assist her in the various duties that are the fours responsibilities in the Festival parade, demo derby and stage introductions, livestock judging & sales events as well as other responsibilities as personal representatives of our Festival event. A talent award is also presented and the contestants award one young lady with the “Miss Personality” award.

Much appreciation is due to all past, current and future Pageant contestants for the long hours and faithful efforts put forth in all aspects of poise, working as a group and performing each season to a sold out audience. They make it look easy. Thank you to all.

Pageant tickets must be purchased from a Pageant contestant. If you would like to attend, watch for that list of individuals to appear here in mid July, and then contact them concerning availability of seating so you can lend them your support.

Shy Vel’s is the official photographer of this season’s WCPBF Princess Pageant.

Photos by: Shyvel