BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
About the Program:
Applications are now open. Please read and understand the information on this page before completing an application.
An optional practice for this year’s program will be held Thursday, August 5th from 6:00-7:30PM at Beeches Golf Club.
A mandatory practice and individual interview will take place August 11th from 6:00-8:00PM at Beeches Golf Club.
The 2021 Pageant will be held on Thursday, August 12th at 5:30PM, at our stage under the Huron Street Pavilion, downtown South Haven.
The Youth Pageant Ambassador Program is a wonderful leadership experience for local youth. It is a great chance to be brave, try something new, and meet friends. The pageant is held as part of the opening ceremony for the National Blueberry Festival, as it is here that representatives for the festival will be chosen.
The pageant aims to provide local youth between the ages of 6 and 12 years old the opportunity to participate in local festivals and holiday celebrations, to gain social skills, and to learn more about the community of South Haven and the industry that South Haven is known for - Blueberries!
The pageant committee encourages interested participants to come as they are, in their favorite outfit or sundress-fancy dresses just aren't practical for the hot summer weather, and to be ready for some serious FUN and learning!
All contestants must be at least 6 years old and not more than 12 years old by August 12, 2021.
Contestants must continually reside with a parent or legal guardian and maintain a permanent residence within South Haven, Bangor, Bloomingdale, Breedsville, Covert, Glenn, Grand Junction, or Lacota.
As of August 12, 2021, no other local, state, or national title shall be held if the contestant becomes an ambassador for The National Blueberry Festival.
All entry fees are nonrefundable (unless the festival is cancelled) and must be received no later than July 22, 2021.
Participation is limited to the first 10 applicants per age category and title.
Note: We understand that the current climate might not give way to a pageant typical to what we have seen in the past, however, we are committed to finding ambassadors for our festival. Any changes to our format/structure will be communicated via email.