Welcome to the Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival/Miss North Jefferson Area website. Both scholarship pageants are official preliminaries to the Miss Alabama/Miss America Scholarship Pageants. The Miss North Jefferson pageant was reinstated to the North Jefferson area in 2005 as an official Miss Alabama Preliminary Pageant.
The Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival Preliminary Pageant was started in 2010. The Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival Preliminary Pageant awards great scholarship money to it's participants. Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival assist in promoting the Gardendale Magnolia Festival as well as the Little/Junior Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival pageant that is held once a year.
The Miss North Jefferson Area Preliminary is held in conjunction with the Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival Preliminary.
As with all Miss Alabama Preliminary Pageants, there is No Entry Fee to participate in the Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival Preliminary or the Miss North Jefferson Area Preliminary. The Miss Alabama/Miss America system is all about scholarship money for young women. However, Miss America has recently adopted Children's Miracle Network(CMN) as it's national platform. Miss Alabama preliminary contestants are encouraged to be good community servants and to be supporters of Children's Miracle Network.
These pageants are no longer merely beauty pageants, but through these competitions many young women are granted the opportunity to further their education. The Miss America system is the largest source of scholarship funding to young women today.
These Prelimminary Pageants would not be possible if not for the Magnolia Festival and the clubs and individuals who support and contribute. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all those who have made these scholarship pageants possible in the past-and those who make it possible today.
The Miss North Jefferson Area Scholarship Pageant and Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival Scholarship Pageant have received numerous awards over the years.