THE YAMBILEE QUEEN and MISS TURKEY TROT — Southern Original Small-Town Pageants

The South is known for beauties and beauty pageants. Back when it mattered, Miss Mississippi had a lock on the Miss America pageant for maybe thirty years. But my favorites are the fun ones that celebrate the local-est of things. Every year there’s a Yambilee Queen down in Opelousas, Louisiana and a Miss Turkey Trot in Mt. Judea, Arkansas. Arkansas also has a Queen Mallard in the little town of Stuttgart. Here’s hopin’ the Queen Mallard beauty duckwalks like Chuck Berry, her escort has a honkin’ DA and her dog’s a prize retriever.

Y’all be y’all,

Ben South at Southernness

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One Response to “THE YAMBILEE QUEEN and MISS TURKEY TROT — Southern Original Small-Town Pageants”

  1. Tamar Alexia Fleishman Says:

    I used judge a lot of these local pageants.

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