The annual Miss Colonial Beach pageant is held in June, on the same weekend as the Potomac River Festival.
Girls from the ages of 16 to 20 who have never been married or had a child may apply. Contestants participate in the Firemen's parade, and the contest is held directly afterwards. The winner rides in the Potomac River Festival Grand Feature Parade the next day.
The Baby Contest as well as Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Colonial Beach Fire Department Contest covers age ranges from 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and 13-15 years old. Little boys as well as girls participate in this.
Past title holders include:
Miss Colonial Beach 2014: HANNAH ASHLEY!
2008 Jessica Bedenbaugh Second Runner-Up: Brooke Houch, First Runner-up: Caitlin Congdon, Junior Miss Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department: Hannah Kline, Miss CBVFD: Jessie Perez, Little Miss CBVFD: Maddison Galyen
2007 Megan Malecha
2005 Carla Marie
2004 Ms. Cecil Miss CBVFD: Hayley Jacobson, Jr. Miss: Courtney Blackburn, Little Miss: Hannah Bartmess
1994 Stephanie Jenkins
1991 Tara Seeber
1990 Tina DiRosario runner-up: Angela Grigsby
1984 Shelly Tennyson runner-up: Siobhan Cullen
1979 Shelly Lee Bowles runner-up: Brenda Pfister
1975 Kim Jett runner-up: Marsha Brenner
1968 Sandra Conner
1966 Linda Staffa Newsome
1964 Vivian Lunsford
1963 Donna Hamway
1959 Ann Richardson Gautier
1957 Connie Clarke
1940 Rex Hauck's mom www.rexhauck.com/Bio.htm
Jeannie Dennis www.trumpetblues.com/jeannie.shtml
The 2013 Miss Colonial Beach pageant was rescheduled to Saturday, June 8th due to weather. It immediately followed the Grand Feature parade and took place on the Town Stage. All pageant participants rode in the parade.
The Festival's theme for 2011 was "Now and Then" so some past Miss Potomac River Festival/Miss Colonial Beach winners took the stage with 2010's winner, Katie Pitts (pictured, right).