The Pennsylvania Apple Queen
All About the Apple Queen
Are you interested in an educational and fulfilling job of promoting apples?
Hello, my name is Catie Engelbert and I am the 2018 Pennsylvania Apple Queen. I would like to tell you about the Apple Queen Contest, requirements, and duties.
You must be 16 years of age by September 1, 2018 and a sophomore or junior in High School. You must be willing to learn and educate the public about apples and the apple industry. Everyone interested must submit an application and there will be a contestant tea to become acquainted and receive information to study for the contest.
The contest will be held on Sunday October 13, 2019 during The National Apple Harvest Festival. The contest will consist of greeting Festival attendees, a personal interview and a question and answer session on stage.
If you become the Pennsylvania Apple Queen you will be very busy. You will attend an average of twenty-five promotions throughout Pennsylvania.
You may do various promotions such as:
- visit elementary schools
- visit fairs, festivals, parades
Mandatory promotions (After you are crowned)
- Apple Crunch Week- Mid Oct. 2019
- Farm Show -2nd weekend in Jan 2020
- Apple Harvest –first 2 weekends in October 2020
- Fruit Growers Banquet Feb. 2020
The fall will be your busiest season. Most promotions will be on weekends September through October. You may need to miss school for a few promotions. You must be a “people person”, willing to work with all ages. I have greatly enjoyed my reign as Apple Queen. Not only have I learned a lot about apples, but I have had the opportunity to meet many new people and educate them about apples.
Applications will be available starting August 26th through September 14 at all Adams County High Schools, or by calling Sandy Kime at 677-6225.
Hope to see you at the contestant tea.
PA Apple Queen