The Pageant is held in March each year. The 2024 Pageant will be held on March 9, 2024.
Please contact our Pageant Director, Lauren Ashley Noel at 337-510-LINK (5465) EXT 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
The Scott Boudin Festival Association, Inc. is a dedicated, hard-working group of volunteers from the Scott area who organize the Scott Boudin Festival each year. The Scott Boudin Festival for the last six years and counting placed in the Times of Acadiana Best Festival Award. The SBF teams up with the City of Scott staff, Scott Police Department, Scott Volunteer Fire Department, sponsors, musicians, vendors and volunteers to produce the Scott Boudin Festival. The Family Friendly atmosphere provides a safe haven for families to hear the best music South Louisiana has to offer, taste the best Boudin and foods which made Louisiana famous and where the kiddies of all ages can enjoy amusement rides, fireworks and plenty of unique Arts & Crafts items, from many talented artists and craftspersons. In Scott our slogan is "Where the West Begins and the Hospitality Never Ends," the City of Scott is know as the Boudin Capital of the World and the Gateway to Acadiana, and we proudly remind people to #EatMoreBoudin! The proceeds generated by the Scott Boudin Festival are invested into area non-profit organizations, capital improvements to public areas and City of Scott property, and put back into hosting one of the best festivals in Acadiana!
The purpose of the Pageant and Scott Boudin Royalty is to serve as the brand ambassadors and media correspondents for the Scott Boudin Festival and the Scott Boudin Festival Association at various events throughout the region, state, and country. Our pageant strives to cultivate an image of kindness, hospitality, integrity, honor, beauty, and respect. We demand our Queens strive to maintain the same.
This group of esteemed women is made up of past Miss and Ms. Scott Boudin Festival Queens and dedicated volunteers that help our Pageant Director and Royalty year-round. They make up the Scott Boudin Festival Pageant Committee, Media Committee, LAFF Committee, and assist in organizing and hosting visiting queen events, Boudin queen events, and Miss Scott Boudin's attendance at the Washington DC Mardi Gras.
We plan to have a photographer at our pageant each year, but it is not guaranteed.
Yes, a Scott, LA favorite, Don's Specialty Meats hosts the concessions area at the Scott Boudin Festival Pageant.
Yes, there will be vendors present at the pageant from whom you can purchase gifts for your queens and contestants.
Anyone with a passion for the Scott Boudin Festival can compete in the Scott Boudin Festival Pageant. However, to compete for MISS Scott Boudin Festival (18-23 years old), you must reside in one of the following parishes: Lafayette, Vermillion, Acadia, Evangeline, St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia, or St. Mary, unless express permission is given by Ms. Lauren. To discuss the residency exception, please call Ms. Lauren at 337-510-LINK, Extension 5. Miss (18-23 years) and Teen (15-17 years) Scott Boudin each have a contract to sign and to which they are bound. Please review the contract if you are interested in competing for either the Miss or Teen title. Junior does not have a contract to sign, however Miss, Teen, and Junior are all exclusive titles, meaning you cannot hold another beauty title during your reign, and each of these titles are expected to travel to fairs and festivals to serve as a brand ambassador for the Scott Boudin Festival.
No, contestants do not have to be from Scott to compete in the Scott Boudin Festival Pageant. However, to compete for MISS Scott Boudin Festival (18-23 years old), you must reside in one of the following parishes: Lafayette, Vermillion, Acadia, Evangeline, St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia, or St. Mary, unless express permission is given by Ms. Lauren. To discuss the residency exception, please call Ms. Lauren at 337-510-LINK, Extension 5.
There are a total of 8 different divisions at the Scott Boudin Festival Pageant that span ages 0 months to over 24 years.
Children’s Pageant – Sunday Best
Queen’s Pageant – Formal Wear
12 – 23 months
9 – 11 years
|2 – 3 years
12 - 14 years (exclusive title)
|4 – 5 years
15 – 17 years (contracted requirements)
|6 – 8 years
18 – 23 years (contracted requirements)
Entry forms for the pageant are available to be filled out online at https://scottboudinfestival.com/pageant-registration-forms/
Registration for the Pageant will begin no later than February 1st each year at www.scottboudinfestival.com/pageant-registration-forms/
Miss Contestants may not register past the deadline on the registration form, which is typically nine (9) days before the pageant. To avoid paying a late fee, you Children's, Deb, Junior, and Teen contestants MUST pre-register and pay online by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the pageant.
No. Miss Contestants may not register on pageant day.
Yes. Children, Deb, and Junior entries will be accepted late and at the Registration Table on pageant day. However, late entries submitted after the deadline or on pageant day MUST pay the $50.00 late fee, as well as a registration fee. All fees paid at the door MUST be paid in CASH ONLY
Please leave the "Contestant #" section of the Bio blank. Our Scott Boudin Pageant Staff will insert your Contestant # based on the order in which you register.
The Pageant Director may or may not release the number of contestants in each division before the pageant, but is not required to do so. Please "Follow" the Scott Boudin Festival Association, Inc. Facebook page for updates and to see if these numbers are posted.
There is a mandatory meeting for all Miss Contestants the weekend before the pageant. Specific date, time, and location is on the pageant registration form. Please "Follow" the Scott Boudin Festival Association, Inc. Facebook page for updates and meeting information.
Contestants 12 months to 8 years old pay a registration fee of $25 (if paid by the deadline).
Contestants 9-17 years old pay a registration fee of $50 (if paid by the deadline).
Contestants ages 18 years to 23 years old pay an registration fee of $100 (if paid by the deadline).
All contestants paying after the deadline for their division must pay the registration fee listed above as well as the $50 late fee. Any late registration and late fees paid on pageant day must be in cash only.
Payments are made through our website at https://scottboudinfestival.com/passes fees/#!/Pageant/c/112533155.
Yes. Online payments are preferred. Please visit https://scottboudinfestival.com/passes-fees/#!/Pageant/c/112533155. you can pay using Paypal, credit card, debit card, or Google Pay.
Only in exceptional circumstances will cash, money order, or cashier's check be accepted. We specifically request that you pay on our website at https://scottboudinfestival.com/passes-fees/#!/Pageant/c/112533155.
No. At no time is a personal check accepted.
Yes, but only in exceptional, rare, and specific circumstances. We accept cash only at the door on pageant day, but a late fee is required. Money order and cashier's check are accepted by mail as a last resort.
Yes. We accept business checks if the business is sponsoring a contestant's entrance into the Scott Boudin Festival Pageant. Please notify Ms. Lauren that a business check is coming before placing the check in the mail.
If absolutely necessary, money orders or cashier's checks should be mailed to P.O. Box 1362, Scott, LA 70583, Attn: Scott Boudin Festival Pageant
Yes, payments on pageant day at the Registration Table are allowed. However, in order to pay on pageant day, all contestants must pay the registration fee listed above for their age group and the $50 late fee in cash only.
All contestants paying after 5pm on the registration deadline for division must pay a $50 late fee in addition to the registration fee for their respective age group. This applies to online registration and payment as well.
No, we do not offer refunds.
Yes, you can receive a copy of score sheets by paying $10 dollars in advance online at https://scottboudinfestival.com/passes-fees/#!/Pageant/c/112533155. Score sheets will not be available for purchase on pageant day.
Miss Contestants' deadline is typically nine (9) days before the pageant, but will be listed on our Facebook and on the Miss Registration Form. This is a hard deadline with no opportunity for late registration. Children's, Deb, Junior, and Teen deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the pageant.
Contestants ages 15 years and up must arrive at Scott City Hall by 9:30 a.m. for check-in and interviews.
Contestants ages 12 months to 14 years old must arrive at the Scott Event Center and check-in by 1:30 p.m.
Yes. Check-in is REQUIRED. Each contestant ages 15 years and up must check in at Scott City Hall to notify us that you are present for interview and to receive your contestant number. Each contestant ages 14 years and below must check in at the Registration Table to notify us that you are present and to receive your contestant number. The earlier you check-in, the better. Failure to check-in will result in your registration being removed from judging.
The interview competition (ONLY contestants ages 15 years and up) begins at 10:00 a.m.
The modeling competition for contestants 12 months and up begins at 2:00 p.m.
Yes. A meeting room at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Scott, LA is reserved as a dressing area where you can change, and do hair and makeup. Due to limited space, there is no area available for hair, makeup, or to change clothes at the Scott Event Center. Dressing or providing hair or makeup services while at the Scott Event Center is STRICTLY PROHIBITED! Contestants should arrive at the Scott Event Center ready for competition.
Yes. The dressing area a the Holiday Inn & Suites in Scott, LA will open at 7:00 a.m. on pageant day. At that time, Contestants will be able to dress and prepare for interviews. Due to limited space, there is no area available for hair, makeup, or to change clothes at the Scott Event Center. Dressing or providing hair or makeup services while at the Scott Event Center is STRICTLY PROHIBITED! Contestants should arrive at the Scott Event Center ready for competition.
No. Due to limited space, there is no area available for hair, makeup, or to change clothes at the Scott Event Center. Dressing or providing hair or makeup services while at the Scott Event Center is STRICTLY PROHIBITED! Contestants should arrive at the Scott Event Center ready for competition. You may use the dressing area at the Holiday Inn to dress and do hair and makeup.
A number of hair and makeup stylists attend the Scott Boudin Festival Pageant. Please join this year's Facebook event for the pageant and request info on the discussion board.
Only the Miss (18-23 years old) and Teen (15-17 years old) compete in interview.
Interviews are held at Scott City Hall, 125 Lions Club Rd., Scott, LA 70583.
Interview contestants should wear a skirt suit, pantsuit, or business dress that is flattering in color and in style to the individual contestant, properly fit, and of a conservative length. Contestants are not required to wear stockings or a particular color, style, or heel height of shoe. Interview shoes should be professional, compliment Contestant's overall look, and not distract from Contestant's message or image. The attire for interview should be that which the Contestant believes would be acceptable to attend a meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, Governor, Congressman, or Senator.
Hair and makeup should be professional, well groomed, presentable, age appropriate, and flattering for the individual contestant.
Beginning 2024, Miss and Teen Contestants will participate in a two-parts interview competition - round robin interview and media interview.
The round-robin portion of the interview competition will have each Contestant sitting face to face with each of the four (4) judges for a one-on-one conversation. This portion of the interview competition will assess contestants' conversation skills, ability to respond to one on one intimate inquiry, understanding of her responsibilities as Teen or Miss Scott Boudin Festival, ability to explain aspects and information about the Scott Boudin Festival, and ability to discuss information and history on the City of Scott. Contestants can expect Judge's to ask questions about these topics. The Judges will also assess each contestant's personality, confidence, and speaking skills. No one other than the contestant, judges, and time keeper will be allowed to be present during the round-robin portion of the interview competition.
Each Teen Contestant will meet with each of the four Judges for five minutes. Each Miss Contestant will meet with each of the four Judges for ten minutes.
The interview competition is judged on conversation and speaking skills, knowledge of the Scott Boudin Festival, knowledge of title contract responsibilities, confidence, personality, and contestants' overall appearance.
The media portion of the interview competition will have each Contestant standing with a "news correspondent", answering questions commonly asked of our royalty during news interviews, and the brief interview will be video recorded. This portion will take place out of the viewing of the judges. Each Contestant will only be allowed one opportunity to answer the questions. Contestants will not be provided the questions until the camera is rolling. No one other than the contestant, videographer, and news correspondent will be allowed to be present during the media portion of the interview competition.
The media portion of the interview competition will simulate a live news interview, much like Scott Boudin Festival Queens will participate in within days of being crowned. As our Brand Ambassadors, Boudin Queens attend live in-studio news interviews, live and recorded radio interviews, and live on location news interviews.
Each Contestant will be asked the same common questions asked in news interviews promoting the Scott Boudin Festival. Contestant can anticipate the recording portion of the competition to last no more than two minutes.
This portion of the interview competition will assess contestants' knowledge of the Scott Boudin Festival and its events, ability to summarize a lot of information on the Scott Boudin Festival into a concise and enticing response, ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and without rambling, and skill in answering difficult or "landmine" questions. The Judges will also assess each contestant's content of answers, confidence and poise on camera, and ability to be personable and relatable while talking to a "news correspondent".
All eight (8) Scott Boudin Festival Royalty divisions compete in a modeling competition.
The pageant is held at the Scott Event Center, 110 Lions Club Rd., Scott, LA 70583.
Contestants 8 years old and younger should wear Sunday Best. Typically, this means a tea-length silk or cotton smocked dress, white tights or socks, and white dress shoes.
Contestants 9 years old and older should wear Formal Attire. This means a properly fitting formal gown that is flattering in color and style for that particular contestant. The a hem of the gown should touch the floor while modeling, but should not puddle on the ground or be stepped on while modeling. Note that the judge's will be eye- level to the stage floor and contestant's fee. Particular shoes are not required, but if shoes will be seen we recommend clear or nude heels. Whatever shoes are worn should not district from the contestant's overall look. The contestant should be able to walk and model gracefully in the shoes. All contestants should be well-groomed, with hair free of flyaways and prepared for a formal event. Attire should be clean, well fit, and free from marks, snags, and wrinkles.
Contestants 14 years old and younger will be judged on hair, makeup, wardrobe, personality, confidence, poise, grace, and beauty. Contestants 15 years old and older will be judged on their introduction, answer to their on-stage question, hair, makeup, wardrobe, personality, confidence, poise, grace, and beauty. All judge's decisions are final.
Hair and makeup should be well groomed, free of fly-aways, presentable, age appropriate, and flattering to the contestant's facial features. Hair and makeup for modeling and pageant should be that which would be acceptable to attend a formal gala, event, or photoshoot. These include events hosted by Fairs and Festivals, City or Parish Government officials, Louisiana State government officials, or United States Government officials.
No. Contestants are not scored on the content of their Contestant Bio or entry form.
Only Miss (18-23 years old) and Teen (15-17 years old) divisions give an introduction on stage.
Only the Miss (18-23 years old) and Teen (15-17 years old) divisions answer an on-stage question
Before beginning their modeling competition, each Miss and Teen contestant will give an on stage introduction. After all contestants in their division competes in the modeling competition, each Miss and Teen contestant will come back on stage, one at a time, to answer an on-stage question.
The introduction is judged on delivery and the contestants ability to present a memorized statement to an audience. The on-stage question is judged on delivery and the contestants ability to answer an unknown question on stage while maintaining their poise and composure.
Miss (18-23 years old) and Teen (15-17 years old) divisions enter into a contract with the Scott Boudin Festival.
Only the Miss (18-23 years old), Teen (15-17 years old), and Junior (12-14 years old) divisions are exclusive, which means Miss Scott Boudin Festival, Teen Miss Scott Boudin Festival, and Junior Miss Scott Boudin Festival cannot hold any other beauty title while holding their Boudin title.
The Miss and Teen contracts are all available for download at https://scottboudinfestival.com/pageant-faq/.
The Miss and Teen contracts describe in detail the duties of the Miss and Teen queens. Miss, Teen, and Junior queens are expected to travel to fairs and festivals around Louisiana to promote and serve as an SBF Brand Ambassador.
All titleholders have the following minimum responsibilities: a) Attend Scott Boudin Festival, give an on-stage introduction at least once per day, represent their title, and have fun, b) Attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Scott Boudin Festival on Friday, c) Attend the following Scott Boudin Festival Pageant to crown their successor, and d) Represent the Scott Boudin Festival in person, on social media, etc. with dignity and grace.
Yes. Anyone who pays the admission fee can attend the Scott Boudin Festival pageant.
Yes. Event admission is $5.00 cash for each guest. EVERYONE except the contestant must pay the $5.00 per person.
ONLY a contestant can enter the pageant for free and without paying the $5.00 door admission.
Bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated by any contestant, representative, sponsor, parent, or guest. Bad sportsmanship will result in disqualification of the represented contestant and the individual will be asked to leave the premises without benefit of a refund. This includes disrespectful comments and hurtful words about contestants. Parents and spectators may stand behind the judges, however, you are prohibited from leaning over the ropes around the judges or entering the judging area. Child contestants are not to be placed on top of the judging table. The judges will have a clear view of all contestants from their table. The judges may speak or wave to younger contestants.
Visiting queens should contact the current Miss Queen and "Follow" the Scott Boudin Festival Facebook page for information.