North Carolina Azalea Festival

PRINCESS BLOG

Rise Up: The Crowning of 2016 Miss North Carolina

The feeling you have right after you hear your name called for a title you have worked tirelessly for is indescribable; you know in that moment that all of your hard work has paid off. This weekend at the Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen and Miss North Carolina Pageants, I got to watch two contestants…
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Beautiful Views & The Best Burgers In Town

The Rhododendron Festival celebrates the beautiful Rhododendrons that grow on Roan Mountain, host to the largest population of Rhododendrons in the world. The Rhododendrons on Roan are not allowed to be picked EXCEPT to make the bouquets for the winners of the Rhododendron Festival. The festival itself is a two-day event beginning on Friday night…
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Festival Fever

Wow, Azalea Festival Week was over one month ago and yet I am still suffering from ongoing “Festival Fever.” For those of you who are curious about what exactly Azalea Festival week consists of, I am about to share! However, there are so many people I need to thank so of course I am going to…
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My "Crowning" Achievement

WOW! It has officially been one whole week since I was crowned the 68th North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess and I can honestly it has been my “crowning” achievement. Before I get into all that I have accomplished this week, there are many people I would like to thank: God– With you anything is possible.…
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Princess Farewell

I don’t even know where to begin my last blog entry. My year as your 67th North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess has been absolutely incredible. I have been so many places across the state of North Carolina, met lots of wonderful people, made new friends, and done so many amazing things! This experience has been…
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Hometown Christmas Lights

An evening Christmas Parade in my own hometown…what could be better than that??? I truly enjoyed being a part of this Christmas tradition right here in Wilmington.  I really enjoyed the fact that this was a nighttime parade and we got to decorate our Jeep from Neuwirth with Christmas lights and fun decorations. Keeping with…
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Dogs In Elf Suits

During my time as Princess, I have come to realize that the people of the Brunswick County beaches are some of the friendliest around. I always feel SO welcome when I go there. This time was no exception.  The Oak Island Christmas Parade was a lot of fun. It is obvious that this is a…
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The Art Of The Party

It was such a thrill to be able to attend the Art Unveiling for the 69th North Carolina Azalea Festival. It was a wonderful evening, and was so exciting to be one of the first people to see the artwork for our upcoming Festival! I was very honored to be able to meet this year’s…
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Mule Days With Princess Haleigh

    This past weekend I visited the town of Benson, North Carolina to take part in their 66th Annual Mule Days Festival.  The weather did not cooperate on Saturday, but despite all the rain there was a really good crowd present at the parade.  So many people came out in their rain coats and…
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Seed-Spittin' 101

Watermelon is the BEST summertime treat!! And despite how incredibly HOT is was this past Saturday, I was thrilled to attend the North Carolina Watermelon Festival held in the quaint town of Fair Bluff. They host this festival each year, and this year was the 30th anniversary celebration. Everyone had a great time – even…
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