Oyster Festival 2019








The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Oyster Festival are excited to announce our inaugural North Carolina Oyster Festival Princess Scholarship Pageant. This year’s pageant will be held at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College Campus on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7PM.

The competition is open to high school students enrolled in their first semester of the eleventh grade as of September 1, 2019. Contestants must be full-time residents of Brunswick County. These young ladies may attend any high school within Brunswick County, to include North, South, West, and the Brunswick County Early College. Students who are home schooled or attend a private school in the Brunswick County area are also eligible to compete as long as all other criteria are met.

Contestants will be judged in four weighted categories: Personal Interview (40%), Fashion Wear (20%), Evening gown (30%), and On-stage questions (10%). Applications for entry are available from the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Office or the following websites: https://brunswickcountychamber.org/ or https://ncoysterfestival.com/ There is be a $75 non-refundable entry fee. Completed applications and entry fee are due no later than September 15, 2019. In addition to the crown, flowers, and other gifts, the 2019 NC Oyster Festival Princess will receive a $1,200 scholarship. Additionally, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to the 1st Runner-up and a $300 scholarship will be awarded to 2nd Runner-up. The NC Oyster Festival Princess will be required to attend all 2019 NC Oyster Festival events, as well as, Brunswick County Chamber events during her twelve-month reign.

Admission tickets to the event will be available through the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce or at the door. Event sponsors include: Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club, Gallant Photography, and Surf Unlimited. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on the 2019 North Carolina Oyster Festival Princess Pageant, please contact the Brunswick County Chamber Office at (910) 754-6644 or Pageant Chairman, Cindy Hewett at (910) 209-1847.

Click here to download Princess Scholarship Pageant Application Form