Miss, Teen Andouille Queen Pageant takes stage Saturday

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, September 28, 2016

RESERVE — The 2016 Miss and Teen Andouille Queen Pageant starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. John Theatre, 115 W. 4th St. in Reserve.

The Miss Queen goes on to compete in the Louisiana Queen of Queens Pageant held in February of each year.

Throughout the year, the Andouille Queens travel to many fairs and festivals representing Louisiana’s rich culture and promoting the St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival.

The 2016 queens will reign over the 2016 Andouille Festival, which is Oct. 16-18 this year, as well as participate in various parish and community events as Ambassadors for St. John the Baptist Parish.

Queens will also visit with their U. S. Representatives and Senators, the Governor of Louisiana and many elected officials and representatives of Louisiana.

The Baby through Junior Miss Andouille Pageant will take place Sunday at St. John Theatre.

Contestants from ages 6 months to 12 years old are welcome.

Applications will be accepted up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time for each pageant category Sunday.

For more information, visit andouillefestival.com or contact Terri Abadie at 985-652-9569 or by email at t.abadie@stjohn-la.gov.

Madison King was crowned Miss Andouille Queen in 2015.

King said being queen was something she always wanted. Six years prior, she had been named Teen Andouille Queen.

Tabitha Tregre was crowned Teen Andouille Queen in 2015.

King went on to capture the crown in the 2016 Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Queen of Queens Pageant.

“It really is a different experience, especially traveling as a festival queen,” she said at the time.

“I never found (the pageant) to be intimidating. I was very calm and collected the entire weekend. I didn’t look at it as competition but as another experience.”