Indiana State Festivals Association Queen Scholarship Pageant

2022 ISFA Scholarship Pageant:  Nov 12 at 7 pm  

Hosted by the Riley Festival at Greenfield Central High School

RE: A letter from the ISFA Pageant Committee

Dear Festival Friends:

The ISFA is excited to announce that $3200.00 in scholarship money will be awarded to pageant contestants at the ISFA Annual Pageant. The ISFA Pageant will be held on November 12, 2022 at Greenfield Central High School and hosted by The Riley Festival.

There are two ways that your festival can be represented at the state convention:

1.) If your festival has a pageant, give your queen the opportunity to represent your festival and the chance to win scholarship money to further her education. You may enter your festival queen in the ISFA Scholarship Pageant for $130.00. You may also want to provide your queen with lodging at a nearby hotel.

Parent/chaperone meeting will be on Friday evening, November 11th at 6:30 pm. Opening rehearsal will begin at 7:00 pm. Pageant rehearsal begin again at 8:00 am on Saturday, with the final selection of the ISFA Queen during the evening pageant on November 12th.

Contestants must submit an application, photo, non-refundable entry fee of $130.00, a copy of birth certificate or driver’s license, signed contract and a short essay about your festival. Photos need to be an original, no photo copies.

Contestants will be judged on a 5-7 minute interview, formal wear, an on stage question and the popular category called “Festival Spirit”. In Festival Spirit, she will wear her own festival shirt and should carry something representing her festival. Only the top 10 will answer the on stage question.

If your queen cannot represent you, you have the option of sending another representative.

All contestants must have a signed ISFA contract, which is included in the Scholarship Pageant Packet.


2.) Even if your festival does not have a pageant, you may still participate in the ISFA pageant by promoting your festival in the pageant program book.

Possible suggestions for ads:

  1. Advertise your next year’s festival dates.
  2. Sell a signature ad to your festival committee or officers.
  3. Good Luck Wishes to your contestant.

Convention/Pageant Book prices:                                   

Full Page-inside front cover;  5.5 x 8.5$150.00

Full Page-inside back cover; 5.5 x 8.5$150.00

Full Page Black and White; 5.5 x 8.5; $125.00

½ page; 5.5 x 4.25$100.00

¼ page; 2.75 x 4.25$ 75.00                        


Feel free to contact me for more information.                                                              

Chris Benson, Pageant Co-Chair       
phone: 260-571-9391                                                      



Claire Bishop was crowned the 2023 Indiana State Festivals Association Queen. She represents the Riley Festival and is a Senior at Greenfield Central Highschool. The ISFA Scholarship Pageant is held on Saturday of the ISFA Annual Meeting in November and representatives of all ISFA member festivals are invited to participate. Congratulations to Claire as she represents Indiana Festivals this year!