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Applications are open now! 

A scholarship pageant that celebrates confidence, character and community

Young women build confidence, learn valuable interview skills, and make new friends during two weeks of summer fun leading up to the competition. Plus, they get to explore our mint heritage on a mint farm tour and are guests of honor in the Grand Mint Parade!

Apply today for the 2024 Mint Festival Pageant!

Could you be the next Mint Queen, Junior Miss Mint, or Little Miss Mint? Young women ages 8-20 who live or go to school in Clinton County, Michigan are encouraged to learn more and apply today!

We are accepting applications for Littles (8-10) and Queens (16-20) on a rolling basis until June 16. We have reached our maximum applicant limit for Juniors (11-15) and have closed this age category.

Representing the Mint City

The Mint Queen and her court represent the Mint Festival at special events, parades and community service opportunities throughout their year-long reign. You can spot them soon at an event near you!

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Mint Queen  

Sarah Bovee

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1st Runner Up  

Katie Rozen

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2nd Runner Up  

Anna Hagerman

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Junior Miss Mint  

Bella Payment

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Little Miss Mint  

Andi Sternburgh

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A Treasured Tradition

The first Mint Queen, Elouise Harris, was crowned in 1936! She returned to crown the next Mint Queen during the first official Mint Festival Pageant in 1985. Since then, 37 phenomenal young women have represented the festival as Mint Queen.

The Queen's Court expanded in 1994 with the crowning of the first Little Miss Mint, and again in 2005 when the first Junior Miss Mint was crowned. The portraits of every former Queen's Court are displayed each year at the pageant for a walk down memory lane.

Did you know?

The young woman crowned Mint Queen receives a $1,000 scholarship!

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