It's time to get ready for the Annual Dogwood Festival Contests and Pageant.

It's time to get ready for the Annual Dogwood Festival Contests and Pageant.  Applications are now being accepted for the Baby [up to 4 years], Little Miss Dogwood [age 5 – 8], Little Mister Dogwood [age 5 – 8], Junior Miss Dogwood [age 9 – 12], Teen Miss Dogwood [age 13 – 15] Contests and Miss Dogwood Pageant [age 16-22]. 

The Little/Junior and Teen Contests will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 with the deadline for entry March 17. 

The Miss Dogwood Pageant will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7 with deadline for entry March 19.

Contestants must reside in Camden, Miller, Laclede or Morgan Counties. 

The 68th annual Dogwood Festival will take place in various locations in and around Camdenton, April 19-21, 2018. Started in 1950, the festival has become a Lake tradition. The theme for this year’s Dogwood Festival is “Fairytales in Bloom.”

For more information and pageants application along with other festival applications, go to www.camdentonchamber.com and follow the link to the Dogwood Festival; or call the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce (573-346-2227); Baby/Little/Junior/Teen pageant coordinator Johna Stanfield (573-216-9067) and Miss Dogwood pageant coordinator Pam Drake (573-280-2860)