Participants sought for pageant

Nicole Della Ripa, who was crowned Miss Pioneer Valley 2018 at the Westfield Fair, encourages young people to participate in the annual pageant. (THE WESTFIELD NEWS PHOTO SUBMITTED)

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Fair Pageant is Aug. 21 and participants of all ages are sought for the competition.

Organizer Kim Starsiak said she is thrilled to be back after the 2020 COVID-19 hiatus. She said she wasn’t sure until very recently that the fair and pageant would take place.

“This being last minute is not easy but luckily I had everything ready to go just in case . . . a few phone calls and Facebook ads and we are ready,” Starsiak said.

The pageant includes categories for toddlers to women over 30, as well as one for males.

“Categories are formal wear, casual wear, talent and photogenic,” said Starsiak, noting a variety of prizes. “We have trophies, crowns, sashes, gift cards and huge stuffed bears.”

The pageant is open to residents of Westfield and surrounding communities.

Starsiak said the pageant is a city tradition that offers a lot to its participants.

“The pageant is a family-friendly community supported event,” she said. “You will gain friendship, confidence — a true sense of being part of the community. Queens and kings are asked to represent Westfield in local parades, fundraisers and community events.”

The deadline is Aug. 20. Applications are available at thewestfieldfair.com or contact Starsiak at [email protected], the Westfield Fair Pageant Facebook page or 413-572-1122.


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