Miss Gold Rush Pageant


UPDATE: Please note the 2020 Miss Gold Rush Pageant has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns and numbers from COVID-19. Our biggest concern and focus is the health and safety of everyone. We will issue refunds to everyone who has registered to this point. It was a tough decision, and we tried to wait as long as we could to decide, but the virus numbers have remained steady.

Villa Rica Main Street will be hosting the 2020 Miss Gold Rush Pageant. The Pageant will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9 am until 12 noon at The Venue in Downtown Villa Rica, Georgia. Address is 150 Stone Street. Entry fee is $65 per participant with an optional Most Photogenic for an additional $10.

*Deadline to register has is Friday, August 14, 2020 by 5 pm.*

Pageant Information
The pageant is divided into 7 age divisions with a winner in each division. The Queen will receive a beautiful crown, sash and trophy. Alternates will be determined by the number of contestants participating in each age division and will receive a sash and trophy. All contestants will receive a participation trophy. Contestants do not have to live in Carroll County to participate. 2019 queens in each age group are not eligible to compete in the 2020 pageant but rather invited to assist in crowning the new queen. This pageant is held in conjunction with the Gold Rush Festival.  The winners can participate in the Annual Gold Rush Festival Parade to be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10 am.

Miss Gold Rush Pageant

Miss Gold Rush Age Divisions
Age divisions are determined by the age of the contestant on the day of the pageant. Age Divisions will be grouped as follows:

9:30 am
Baby Miss: 0-23 months
Tiny Miss: 2-3 years old

10:30 am
Little Miss: 4-6 years old
Young Miss: 7-9 years old
Junior Miss: 10-12 years old

12 noon
Teen Miss: 13-15 years old
Miss: 16-19 years old

Please note: The pageant director reserves the right to alter age divisions and/or eliminate a maximum of one age group based on the number of entries.

Most Photogenic
Judges will choose the winners from those who entered this optional category during the group line up. Those who opt to enter this category will need to include the $10 fee with their application. Contestants will need to bring an 8×10 photo to the check-in table the day of the pageant. Please DO NOT mail your photo. There will be one winner per age division who will receive a special award.

Evening Wear Attire
Contestants will need a pageant or prom style dress for this pageant. The three youngest age divisions (Baby Miss, Tiny Miss and Little Miss) may wear a Sunday or Easter style dress. Make-up is allowed; however, please remember that makeup should enhance the beauty of your child.

Dressing Area
There will be a dressing area. Each contestant may have one person with them in the dressing area. No food or drinks will be allowed in this area. Please be responsible for cleaning up after yourself.

Registration on Pageant Day
Contestants will check in at the registration table and will receive your contestant number. Contestants MUST check in no later than 15 minutes before your designated start time. Any photos for the Most Photogenic category that are not turned in by this time will not be judged and no refunds will be given. Contestants must be ready at their designated start time. There will be no delay in start time. Doors will open and check-in will begin at 9:00 am.

No rehearsal will be held. Each age division will have a lineup and then contestants will do their individual walks. Baby Miss and Tiny Miss contestants will be allowed one parent to walk with them if needed.

All applications for entry into the pageant must be completed online. Once your application is accepted and all fees paid, you will be notified via email of your confirmation with more details as needed.

Application Fees
All application and entry fees must be paid online. PayPal link is provided.

Deadline for all applications is Friday, August 14, 2020.

Contact Information
Please contact pageant director, at mainstreet@villarica.org with any questions.

    Miss Gold Rush Festival Application
    Please complete the pageant application in its entirety

    All fees must be paid through the PayPal before the application will be accepted. No personal checks will be accepted.

    Participants, parents and/or guardians must adhere to and agree to the participation terms and conditions. Please answer "yes" if you agree or "no" if you disagree to the terms and conditions below.

    The goal of the Miss Gold Rush Pageant is to instill self-confidence and self-achievement. The aim is to make each contestant feel like a winner.