Your Invitation to Participate in the 2017 Little Miss Tomato Pageant

Your Invitation to Participate in the 2017 Little Miss Tomato Pageant


It’s that time of year again! The Fredericktown Tomato Show is well underway and plans are being made for this year’s annual Little Miss Tomato pageant.

If your daughter will be six years old on or before September 1st of this year

and is a Fredericktown School District resident who physically lives within the district or currently attends Fredericktown Schools, she is eligible to compete in this year’s pageant. The only other requirement is that she wear a long tomato red dress (tea length is acceptable).

The pageant will be held on the Wednesday following Labor Day at 7:00 p.m.

Please check-in in front of the First-Knox National Bank at 5:30 p.m. to have your daughter’s picture taken. If you do not wish to purchase pictures, please check in by 6:00. Group pictures will be taken at 6:20 in the community room of the bank. This will then allow for last minute restroom breaks and lineup.

Out of town judges will score each contestant on a two-minute stage interview (up to 15 points). She will also be judged on appearance (up to 10 points) and how she behaves on stage (up to 5 points). In order that we might get the girls to talk more openly during the interview, we have attached an information sheet to be filled out and returned. Make sure your daughter is aware of what you are writing down on the information sheet but please don’t rehearse her responses. The more spontaneous responses seem to make a better the interview. Please be specific and give us as much information as you can. The more the interviewer knows about your daughter, the more we will have to talk about.

Each contestant will receive a trophy and a crown with the top four scoring contestants receiving a trophy, tiara, cash prize and flowers.

All contestants are invited to participate in Thursday’s Kid Parade with Little Miss Tomato as Parade Marshal. Participants should wear their red dress. The parade will organize at the Sandusky Street stage area and begins at 6:30 p.m. The parade concludes at the Main Street stage.

The girls will also participate in Saturday’s big parade. They should dress in their LMT dresses. Your daughter will need to be dropped off at the entrance to the Fredericktown Police/Recreation Department at 182 South Main Street by 11:45 a.m. (The parade needs to be ready to pull out by 12:20.) The Tomato Show Board of Directors will supply a decorated float for all the contestants.

Please remember to bring a water bottle and/or rain gear for your daughter.

We welcome you to ride or walk beside the float. (Let Julie Chester know if you’re willing!)

The girls will need to be picked up at the entrance to the Recreation Department at approximately 1:30 p.m. Please be prompt in picking up your children, as the directors must get to other events.

Thank you for taking time to be part of the Tomato Show.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text Julie Chester at 740-398-5114