125th Anniversary of the Cloverdale Citrus Fair: We are inviting all former Citrus Fair Queens to join us at the Queen Pageant on Friday, 2/17/17. Please contact our office at 707-894-3992 for more information.
The first Cloverdale Citrus Fair Queen was Mary Bettini, chosen in 1924. She was chosen because she sold the most tickets. Since then, some things have changed. The emphasis of the Citrus Fair Queen Pageant is scholarship opportunity. The scholarship portion of the pageant has been named the Dorothy Smith Memorial Scholarship, memorializing a past director who spent many hours to make the pageant a beautiful and competitive event. To be a participant in this pageant, girls must be in school, between the ages of 16 and 19, and carry at least a 3.0 grade average. They are judged on poise and appearance in an interview with the judges and on stage, in addition to a small talent segment. We wish all participants the best of luck. The Annual Citrus Fair Queen Scholarship Program will be held on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Cloverdale Citrus Fair auditorium.