The South Carolina Strawberry Festival is pleased to announce that the fifth annual South Carolina Strawberry Festival Pageant will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 25th, in the Nation Ford High School Auditorium. In 2013, over 800 spectators packed the auditorium to witness the crowning of Liza Walker (Teen), Halle Hillman (Miss) and Dana Boutwell (Mrs.) as our 2013 Strawberry Festival Queens. Now, you can be a part of history as Fort Mill crowns its next generation of Strawberry Royalty!

In addition to the Strawberry Queen title, our winners will receive a prize package, as well as the opportunity to move on and compete for state and regional titles. As part of their one year reign, our Strawberry Queens will also serve as ambassadors for the SC Strawberry Festival and the Town of Fort Mill at various events and activities throughout the state and region.
Interested in being a contestant in the 2014 South Carolina Strawberry Festival Pageant?
For more information, about the South Carolina Strawberry Festival Pageant, please contact our Pageant Director, Patti Mercer, at
Tickets are $7 (which includes a program booklet) and will be sold in advance at Fort Mill Town Hall, 112 Confederate Street, and at the door. Tickets can also be purchased by emailing
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The official charity of the 2014 Strawberry Festival is Cookies for Kids' Cancer. 
When 2-year-old Liam Witt's diagnosis with neuroblastoma in 2007, his parents were shocked to learn of the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to lack of funding. They pledged to support the development of research for safer, more effective treatments. With the help of 250 volunteers, his mom Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising more than $400,000 for research. Word quickly spread, and people nationwide began asking, "What can I do to help?"

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research. to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting local events.