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Inaugural King and Queen of the Doe Pageant to be held during 2021 Covered Bridge Days

BY NIC MILLER
STAR STAFF
nic.miller@elizabethton.com

The annual Covered Bridge Days Celebration in Downtown Elizabethton is drawing ever closer, and with that comes some new and exciting events for all members of the community to enjoy.

One event in particular is this year’s “King and Queen of the Doe” Pageant which will be taking place on the second day of the weekend festival, Saturday, Sept. 25.

The pageant is the official Covered Bridge Days Pageant and is one that celebrates the historical covered bridge and its history over the Doe River that runs through Elizabethton.

Registration for this year’s King and Queen of the Doe Pageant will take place from 10 until 10:50 a.m. on September 25. The pageant itself will kick off 10 minutes after registration ends at 11 a.m. and will start off with the boys and gents division before heading into the girls and ladies age divisions.

The theme for this year’s King and Queen of the Doe Pageant will be Cute Country, which can include dressy or casual clothes as well as costumes that fit the theme.

The pageant will include six different age divisions for both boys and girls to participate in, including the Wee King and Miss Queen for those two and under, Tiny King and Miss Queen for ages 3-5, Little King and Miss Queen for ages 6-10, Junior King and Miss Queen for those aged 11-15, Senior King and Miss Queen for ages 16-20, and finally King and Elegant Queen of the Doe for those aged 21 years or older.

Along with the pageant that Saturday morning, there will also be plenty of festivities to fill out the rest of the day including live entertainment, food vendors, and even fireworks to end the action packed evening.

For those interested in competing in the inaugural King and Queen of the Doe Pageant, contact Pageant Director Amy Simmons at (540) 392-9138 or ddreams2000@aol.com with your email address and age division to receive an entry form.

The entry fee to participate in the first ever King and Queen of the Doe Pageant is $10 and may be paid during registration for the event.