Announcing the Miss Okefenokee Beauty Pageant

August 28, 2019 -Folkston, GA– The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce announces the 49th annual Okefenokee Beauty Pageant to take place September 21st, 2019.

“Our pageant provides all contestants an opportunity to develop communication skills, build self-confidence, poise, charm, and pride in their community,” explains Ashley Gowen, executive director of Okefenokee Chamber. “This event also offers local businesses opportunities to join together to promote the community.”

The annual beauty pageant will be held on September 21,2019 starting at 12:00pm at the County Annex Building Auditorium located at 68 Kingsland Dr. in Folkston, GA.

The pageant is a No Glitz pageant and welcomes first time pageant entrants and seasoned veterans alike. The pageant offers age categories from birth to 22 years of age. And, is open to residents living in all counties in Georgia and Florida.

Miss Okefenokee along with division queens will be asked to participate in community events during their reign. The newly crowned Miss Okefenokee and the runner ups will be presented at the Okefenokee Festival this November.

Application deadline is Friday, September 6, 2019.

For more details on age groups, rules and regulations or to download an application visit