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Little Miss Strawberry Pageant

2019 Little Miss Strawberry Queen,

Jaelynn Cantano

The 2021 Little Miss Strawberry Pageant has been Cancelled.

The Baldwin County Strawberry Festival has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Little Miss Strawberry Pageant scheduled for Saturday, March 13. Following guidance from Baldwin EMA and the CDC regarding events, it was determined that the size, close quarters at a typically standing-room only event and the typical age demographics of family members who attend warranted taking significant precautions. (Visit this link for the official guidance behind the decision:

In addition, while the event is not considered a school function, Baldwin County schools have halted extracurricular activities for students and we felt like the number of teachers and staff from Loxley Elementary who help at the pageant lend itself to being similar.

We understand this late notice will cause frustration among families and especially for our pageant participants who were excited about attending and who have made plans for dresses and other items. We look forward to the pageant every year and are disappointed in having to make the decision. While no cases of the virus have been diagnosed in Alabama, many attendees travel to the pageant from other places.

This decision is not intended to imply the Strawberry Festival April 11 & 12 has been cancelled. We are assessing that event and plan to make a decision in the near future.

Full refunds will be issued for pageant participant entry fees. If we are able to reschedule for a later date, participants will be notified immediately.

The Baldwin County Strawberry Festival held the 32nd Annual “Little Miss Strawberry Pageant” at the Loxley Civic Center on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  The pageant is open to all second grade girls in Baldwin County.  52 girls participated, representing both public and private schools.  The pageant emcee was Miss Asha Staples, a Fox 10 News Reporter. Entertainment was provided by Baldwin County's 2019 Distinguished Young Woman 1st Runner Up, Miss Bayleigh Blackard, 3rd Runner Up, Miss Valarie Luter, and dancers Sophie Helton, Lizzy Hayes Odem, Bailey Rider, Kaylen Trevathan, and Linden Wigstrom from KB Danz.  The Dogwood Trail Maids assisted in presenting the awards. 

The reigning 2018 Queen, Rylee Claire Davis, crowned Jaelynn Cantano, who attends St. Benedict Catholic School in Elberta, Alabama, “Little Miss Strawberry Queen” for 2019. Runner-up was Leighton Myers who attends Elberta Elementary School.  Other members of the queen’s court are Taylee Byrd, Irelyn Landeros, Ashley Matthews, Lily O'Quinn, and Aniston Williams.   Spirit winners were Londyn Brill, Briana Denney, Kinsley Holcombe, and Trinity Kendrick.

The 2019 Queen and her court presided over the Baldwin County Strawberry Festival in Loxley, Alabama on April 13th and 14th, 2019. 

All proceeds from these events go to benefit Loxley Elementary School and ARC Baldwin County, Inc.



Any second grade girl attending a Baldwin County public or private school may participate. The girls will be judged on poise, appearance, and personality. A queen, first runner up, and five members of the royal court will be chosen. In addition, four spirit awards will be given. The queen and her court will officially open the Annual Baldwin County Strawberry Festival in Loxley, Alabama and reign over the two day event.

Pageant Qualifications

Pageant Application

Pageant Rules


Pageant Schedule

Friday, March 13, 2020

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Little Miss Strawberry Rehearsal.

Casual dress is appropriate.


Saturday, March 14, 2020

12:00 PM Pictures begin.

2:30 PM All contestants must be backstage.

3:00 PM Let the fun begin!



For more information, contact Lauren McKinney at (251) 964-5334 or by email.



2017 Queen, Addison Kucera, pictured riding in the Loxley Christmas Parade.