Texas GATORFEST Junior Queen Pageant

The 2021 Junior Queen Information and Rules Page can be found in PDF form here. Those interested in participating in this contest must complete the online form below.


Applicants will be notified if they are chosen to participate in the festival. Only the first 20 girl applicants will be accepted.

All questions regarding this pageant should be directed to:

  • Texas GATORFEST Pageant Ambassadors​​

    • Kristan Anderson: 281-704-7264

    • Britni Sonnier: 409-267-9834

  • Amanda Abshier, Texas GATORFEST Junior Queen Pageant Ambassador: 409-277-9757

Deadline for Entries: August 12, 2022 BEFORE 5 p.m. Should an application be received after the deadline, the applicant will be notified and the entry fee shall be returned. No entry fees will be refunded for cancellations or no shows.

Date of Contest: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Contest Location: Anahuac ISD Auditorium

Contest Time:  4 p.m.; contestants are required to arrive fully dressed and check in by 3 p.m.

Entry Fee: $50 due at the time of application; checks should be made payable to Texas GATORFEST.

Photo: : Please contact Becky Blasberg with Rebecca Lynn Photography at 71-/202-0096 to schedule your appointment. Deadline for photos is Sunday, August 14, 2022.

Eligibility: Applicants or at least one of their parents (mother or father) must reside in Chambers County. Applicants must be enrolled in either the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade as of September 1, 2022. This contest is limited to the first 20 applicants.

Dress: Full Length Formal Dress and Pageant Sportswear. Dress must be age appropriate- no sheer fabric, cutouts, no slits above the knee, no deep-sweetheart or plunging necklines, no fitted dresses.

Rehearsal: Rehearsal for the stage competition will be held Tuesday, September 6 at 6 p.m. at the Anahuac ISD Auditorium.

Interview: A brunch to conduct interviews will be held Saturday, September 10 at a location TBA.

Participants will be judged on personality, poise, on stage question and dress. During the course of the pageant, contestants will introduce themselves to the judges and audience. The contestant's personal data and biography will be read by the emcee during the evening gown portion of the contest. 

Contestant Rules

  1. All decisions made by the judges are final.

  2. Sponsor fees are not refundable. No exceptions will be made, including in the event of natural disaster or cancellation of the Festival.

  3. Good sportsmanship is required at all times. Contestants, their parents and/or representatives agree to work with GATORFEST volunteers and staff in a positive manner. Any contestant, their parent(s) and/or representatives who exhibit and unprofessional, unsportsmanlike or unethical code of conduct will result in the contestant being asked to leave the pageant and forfeit their entry fee.

  4. The winner of the Texas GATORFEST Junior Queen contest may not compete for another title in any pageant during their reign.

  5. The contest winner(s) agree by their submission of entry that they will be available for festival appearances on all of the days of the festival: Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, 2022 at times to be specified at a later date by festival and pageant officials.

  6. Current title holders from other pageants are not permitted to participate in this event.

  7. By submitting an application, each contestant and their parent(s) or representatives agree to abide by the rules of Texas GATORFEST and the Junior Queen pageant. Furthermore, applicants assume all risk of property or bodily injury, including death, which might occur during their participation. Applicant agrees to hold the Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce DBA Texas GATORFEST harmless from any claim of any nature arising from their participation and/or performance.