The Cumberland County Fair Pageant has been a longtime tradition for the Cumberland County Fair. The pageant encourages an environment of friendly competition for all ages. Plus, our fundraising efforts this year will go to the Live Fearlessly Foundation.
The pageant will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at the Crown Theater in Fayetteville, NC.
Your admission to the Fair allows you to attend the pageant for no additional charge!
There will be a 2:00 PM Pageant for ages 0 - 6 and at 6:30 PM pageant for ages 7 and up.
Birth - 11 Months: Baby Miss/Master
1 Year: Teeny Miss/Master
2 Years: Toddler Miss/Master
3 Years: Wee Miss/Master
4 Years: Tiny Miss/Master
5-6 Years: Petite Miss/Master
7-9 Years: Little Miss/Master
10-12 Years: Pre-Teen Miss/Master
13-15 Years: Young Miss/Young Master
16-18 Teen Miss
19-25 Miss (Never married or had children)
19-40 Years: Ms. (Married or has children)
41-65 Years: Elite Ms.
66 and up: Sr. Miss
A Contestant's Age is determined by their age on the date of the pageant. If the pageant happens to be on their Birthday, they can choose either age group for competition. Boys and Girls do not compete against one another.
The are only two Basic Competitions:
Patriotic Wear: There is a patriotic (or red, white and blue) outfit of choice competition. Contestants model to upbeat patriotic music. Free Style Modeling routines are welcome in this phase of the competition.
Beauty: (formal wear) is a classic pageant walk in formal attire. This would be a pageant dress for girls or a suit/tuxedo for boys. This is a more traditional pageant walk and not freestyle modeling. There is a rehearsal to review the walks, and it is highly recommended to attend.
There will be a winner and up to three runners-up in each age group. Plus, there are optional competitions and Majestic Competitions the contestants can enter.
There will still be an Overall Majestic Winner from each collective group below:
Ages Birth - 4 years @ 2:00 PM Pageant
Ages 5 and up @ 6:30 PM Pageant
Required competitions for Majestic are:Best Smile, Best Attire, Best Modeling/Personality, and Photogenic
Awards are given at each show for the highest score of every Majestic category listed above.
The highest combined score of Majestic Competitions, Beauty and Patriotic Wear is crowned our Overall Majestic Winner at each show. We have 2 Majestic Winners, plus all the Division winners!
There are lots of opportunities to win!
Every Pageant by Invisible Crown Productions supports a cause! Our Cumberland County Fair Pageant is raising money for the Live Fearlessly Foundation this year! This foundation supports those with Cystic Fibrosis. You can read more about this by scrolling down this website.
Anyone that collects $75 or more in donations will earn the title of Fair Princess or Fair Prince and be awarded a tiara, medallion, and sash!
Contestants the reach the $200 level also receive a trophy for reaching the Platinum Level!
The contestant in each pageant with the most donations (over $200) Wins the Ambassador Award also receives a large round crown.
Thank you for your Support!
You get to choose the winners!
Come back to our website to Vote!
The People's Choice Winners from each show Ages Birth - 6 years and ages 7 and up! This makes a total of two contestants that will be crowned the People's Choice Winners. (Yes, they are still eligible to win all other competitions and titles too). The Winners receive a round crown, trophy, and sash, plus a $100 gift certificate to our future pageants by Invisible Crown Productions.
September 1, 2023
Ages 0 - 6 @ 5:30 PM
Ages 7 and up @ 7:00 PM
Bring your Photogenic Pictures with you if you are in Majestic!
Contestants do not need to wear their competition attire to rehearsal, but they might want to wear the shoes they'll be competing in to practice on stage.
Please arrive 20-30 minutes (no earlier please) before the rehearsal so we can get you processed before the rehearsal starts.
There will be an opening number and you will be quite lost if you don't attend the rehearsal. Please attend the rehearsal.
Participants will be judged on the following criteria: Beauty/Appearance, Stage Presence, Stage Personality, and Overall Impression in the Patriotic Wear Competition and then again in the Beauty Competition.
Each criterion counts 25% of the total scores for Beauty and Patriotic Wear.
The Majestic Scores for Best Smile, Best Attire
and Best Modeling/Personality will be taken from the Beauty competition.
Photogenic Scores are judged on beauty, expression, poise and the quality of the photo. Photogenic pictures need to be 8 x 10 or 8.5 X 11.
Please take the time to get a quality photo made for this competition.
You might wonder what "Invisible Crown Productions" actually means. It's part of a "life lesson" that Donna desires every contestant to gain by participating in her pageants. It's always FUN to win, but at the end of the day, who we become in the process of competing is far more important than winning a crown. Besides, each of us already wears an invisble crown, but some of us just might need to be reminded, now and then, of our inner greatness.
Invisible Crown Productions is owned and operated by Donna Meixsell.
Donna is a former Miss Fayetteville (among other titles) and a successful business owner. She is also very active with her family, business, community, church life, and is a John Maxwell Certified speaker and trainer.
Working with pageants is one way that Donna gives back to her community.
She was born in Fayetteville and after traveling with her husband's military career, has relocated to Fayetteville once again. She has been a succesfull business owner for over 30 years, working her way to the very top position in a Sales Company. She's also a former school teacher, and is extremely passionate about making an external, internal, and eternal difference in the lives of others.
Jacob Venditti is a social impact entrepreneur, community builder, multimedia producer, keynote speaker, big wave surfer, and passionate advocate for the cystic fibrosis community. He himself has CF and was once on a lung transplant list with only 15% lung function. Since taking Trikafta, he was removed from this list, has experienced only one pulmonary exacerbation in 3 years, and now has 50% lung function. After this major improvement in his health, he now funnels his energy into his position as the founder and executive director of the Live Fearlessly Foundation. Over the past 10 months Jacob has given out 109 activity grants in 21 states and 14 countries to people with cystic fibrosis to help enable and encourage them to live a healthy, active, and happy lifestyle. He believes that by helping people with CF pursue their passion, the mental and physical toll of CF will be reduced. Jacob has spoken at events for the Maui Ola Foundation in California and Hawaii. He has also done philanthropy work for the Pipers Angles Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jacob recently launched a new initiative with CFVests4Life to fill the need for pancreatic enzymes and multi-vitamins to people with CF in countries without the resources to acquire these basic CF needs. 13 prescriptions have been written, 7 doctors and hospitals have reached out to us, and a 6 month supply of pancreatic enzymes have made it to the hands of 3 very sick underweight patients in Tunisia. Jacob relentlessly pursues and embodies self transformation as a way of being and shares that with everyone he meets. He emphasizes the power of ‘showing-up’ for ourselves and others, and points to the reservoir of courage, wisdom, and humor that is self revealing in the adversity of our everyday lives. A devotee of non-duality, Jacob blends a bold and adventurous personality with a grounded presence that honors the beauty in our divine nature and celebrates the precious gift of life.