Apple Festival Queen/King Coronation
For 60 years, the Apple Festival Committee picks a high school student with ties to the orchards.
On Saturday, October 8, the community is invited to line the streets of Rittenhouse Avenue as the Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay lead the queen/king to Memorial Park for the Coronation. (The Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion will be the rain location.)
Queen/King Procession: 6:45 p.m. October 8
Coronation: 7 p.m. at Bayfield Memorial Park.
Nominate the Apple Festival Queen or King!
We invite you to nominate a person to serve as the Apple Festival Queen or King.
The person (this is not open to organizations, non-profits, volunteer groups, etc.) must live in or have lived in the City of Bayfield, Town of Bayfield, or Town of Russell.
The following criteria should be considered when nominating someone for the Queen:
- The person must have a relationship to an existing orchard or a previous Orchard in Bayfield. Ties could include either by a relative or someone who has worked or is currently working at an orchard.
- The person should be a high school student or a recent graduate.
- The Queen/King will be responsible for representing Bayfield Orchards at the Apple Festival grounds throughout the weekend.
- Responsibilities include appearances at the Apple Pie and Dessert Contest, the Opening Proclamation, the Procession and Coronation, the Grand Parade, and the Fireman’s Raffle and Drawing.
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Past Apple Festival Queens/King
Jake Hansen 2022 Apple Festival King
Mardea LaPointe 2021 Apple Festival Queen
Canceled Due to Pandemic
Jamee Hansen 2019 Apple Festival Queen
Abigail Johnson 2018 Apple Festival Queen
Sunset Valley Orchard
Alyssa Hauser 2017 Apple Festival Queen
Hauser's Superior View Farm
Apple Festival Queens Continued
If you have a picture of the previous Apple Festival Queen and would like to share it with the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau to use on our website, please email email@example.com.
1962 - Mary Ahnen (Halverson) She was chosen because she was the only apple orchard daughter that was the right age at the time (15).
1963 - Jacqulin Sebastian (Johnson)
1964 - Beverly Lampa
1965 - Annette Nourse (Peterson)
1966 - Susan Chape (Wangen)
1967 - Cheryl Gokee (Komanekin)
1968 - Lydia Hauser
1969 - Linda Lamoreaux
1970 - Jackie Wever (Cadotte)
1971 - Joanie Hauser (Cameron)
1972 - Cindy Erickson (Nourse)
1973 - Gina Soucheray
1974 - Diane Livingston (Kangas)
1975 - Debbie Lind
1976 - Kim McConnell
1977 - Debbie Siebold (Weber)
1978 - Pamela Compton (Foran)
1979 - Louis Hauser (Hulse)
1980 - Lori Kangas (Tracy)
1981 - Karen Wichlidal (Boutin)
1982 - Rose Betzold (Franco)
1983 - Tammy Weber (Curran)
1984 - Vicky Milligan (McAuliffe)
1985 - JoAnn Delk (Cottone)
1986 - Arla Neff (Kretlow)
1987 - Toni DeFoe
1988 - Jessy Farrell (Defoe)
1989 - Marla Powers
1990 - Karrie Erickson (Rasmusson)
1991 - Kelly Weber
1992 - Crystal Newago
1993 - Heather Defoe (Deragon)
1994 - Erin Cadotte (Zupke)
1995 - Angie Hanson (Lee)
1996 - Bridget Klein
1997 - Anna Meierotto (Leask)
1998 - Linda Defoe (Parent)
1999 - Jamie Goodlet
2000 - Janine Johnson
2001 - Channell Curran
2002 - Denny Edwards (She was 90 the year she was the queen!)
2003 - Jenni Erickson (Carey)
2004 - Rita Carlson
2005 - Lesley Burg
2006 - Kateri Cadotte
2007 - Malia North
2008 - Mary Thomas
2009 - Stephanie LaPointe
2010 - Esme Martinson
2011 - Carrie Nelson
2012 - Kelly Holmes
2013 – Emily & Ellie Hoopman
2014 – Emily Nourse
2015 – Madeline LaPoint
2016 – Kellie and Karli Ann Weidinger