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Asparagus Queen Nomination/Application

Deadline: Apr 01, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Date: Jun 08, 2024 9:00 am - Jun 08, 2024 9:00 pm (CDT)

About the event

The National Asparagus Festival held the 2nd weekend in June features a craft fair, kids zone, royal parade, 5k, live music, queen pageant, taste of asparagus competition, and more!
National Asparagus Festival
National Asparagus Festival
National Asparagus Festival
National Asparagus Festival

About the application

Thank you for your interest in running for Asparagus Queen!  The National Asparagus Festival of Oceana County, is one of four asparagus festivals in the United States but we are the only festival that crowns a queen, so you are truly one-of-a-kind.  As Queen, you can expect to enjoy an exciting year of travel in West Michigan, smiling and waving in parades, meeting other royalty, and making appearances, all while mingling with the public and promoting Oceana County’s pride and joy: ASPARAGUS! 


A Queen and 1st Runner-Up will be crowned at the Queen’s Pageant/Fundraiser and a cash prize will be issued to each.  In addition, the Queen will be awarded $1,000.00 to apply towards 1) your own further education in an accredited institution or 2) a charitable Oceana County organization that is approved by the NAF Board of Directors.

Terms & Conditions


Applicant must be a female graduating high school student or older.

Applicant must be a resident of Oceana, Mason, Newaygo or Muskegon County.

Applicant may be single or married.

Applicant should have some knowledge or experience in the asparagus industry, though not required.



If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will need to complete an application. Applications are due no later than April 1 and can be submitted to the Queen Coordinator in one of the following ways:


Mail or deliver to:

National Asparagus Festival

Queen Coordinator

16 S State Street

Hart, MI  49420


Applicant must secure a corporate sponsor with a sponsorship fee of $150 made payable to the NAF on or before April 1. More than one sponsor may be secured, but each sponsor is required to pay the $150 fee. Sponsors may not share one sponsorship.


Applicant must be able to attend the following REQUIRED events and appearances:

  • Queen’s Photo Shoot
  • Queen’s Pageant/Fundraiser
  • National Asparagus Festival Weekend
  • Queen’s Pageant/Fundraiser (next year to crown the new queen)

Questions on the application

User information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email

Additional information

  • Name
  • Address, City, State, Zip
  • County
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Emergency Contact (Name, Phone & Relationship)
  • Age
  • Year of Graduation
  • Marital Status
  • Do you have children, if so how many?
  • Sponsor Name, Address, City, State, Zip
  • Describe yourself in three (3) words
  • Interests/Hobbies:
  • Share any experience or family history in the asparagus industry
  • How did you hear about the Asparagus Queen Pageant/Fundraiser and why are you running for title?
  • What would make you a good representative of the NAF and the Oceana County asparagus industry?
  • How will you use the $1,000 scholarship/charitable organization award if you are crowned Queen?
  • Favorite way of eating and preparing asparagus?
  • Provide a short (one paragraph) biography about yourself in the THIRD PERSON.
  • Employer, Address, City, State, Zip
  • The information in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if I have misrepresented myself on any information in this application NAF may revoke my title and demand return of crown, sash, and monetary awards.
Asparagus Queen Nomination/Application
Asparagus Queen Nomination/Application
National Asparagus Festival
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