We host the largest, most long standing pageant in Fayetteville, NC. The four young ladies chosen serve as ambassadors and represent the Dogwood Festival and the City of Fayetteville throughout the Southeastern region. They also participate in many local events with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, The Downtown Alliance and the downtown Dogwood Festival events.
Our winners are chosen in four age groups: Junior Miss (6-9), Young Miss (10-12), Teen Miss (13-16), and Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival (17-22). Contestants compete in three categories: a private interview, evening gown competition, and on-stage interview.
The Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival winner receives a $1,000 cash scholarship as well as scholarships to Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, and Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Contestants also compete for the Shirley Stallings Community Service Award. To compete, the contestant must present an essay explaining her community service and how it has made a difference in the lives of others.
Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival - Taylor Marie Leonard
1st runner-up - Ashley Rooks
2nd runner-up & Kathryn Zollars Congeniality Award - Jesse Lynn Smith
3rd runner-up - Nicole Owens
People's Choice Award - Lauryn Renee McDougald
Teen Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival & Kathryn Zollars Congeniality Award - Sarah Gracen Black
1st runner-up - Lindsey Michelle Smith
2nd runner-up & Shirley Stallings Community Service Award - Elizabeth Carol Buffaloe
3rd runner-up - Terra Michelle Oakes
People's Choice Award - Katrina Lowe
Young Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival - Paige Elizabeth Perkins
1st runner-up - Rachel Addison McLeod
2nd runner-up & Interview Award - Lilly Prichard
3rd runner-up - Hannah Elizabeth Chavis
Kathryn Zollars Congeniality Award - Jessinia Alicea
People's Choice Award - Kassidy Elizabeth Edge
Junior Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival - AbbiKate Carsyn Daughtry
1st runner-up & People's Choice Award - Charlize Robinson
2nd runner-up - Anna Kate Ivey Smith
3rd runner-up & Kathryn Zollars Congeniality Award - Gabbie Chavis