Applications for the Miss Orange County Scholarship Pageant are now available. The pageant will be held Saturday, April 2, 2022, at LCM High School. The pageant is open to girls ages 0-18. There is a $75 application fee, and the deadline for applications is Feb. 28.
In 1981, the Mauriceville Crawfish Festival Association hosted the first Crawfish Festival Queen Pageant as a fundraising project. It quickly became an annual tradition in conjunction with the Mauriceville Crawfish Festival. In 2018, The Mauriceville Crawfish Festival Association became a federally recognized nonprofit under the name Mauriceville Heritage Association and changed the format to the annual festival. In conjunction with those changes, the Annual Mauriceville Crawfish Festival Queen became Miss Orange County to fully represent our area.
For 40 years, the Mauriceville Heritage Association has produced not just a pageant, but a moving experience that remains in the hearts and on the minds of local young women for generations. The Miss Orange County Scholarship Pageant is designed to empower girls from 0-18 years old to become leaders and mentors, by improving skills that promote self-confidence, public speaking, and lasting friendships.