Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the BLUE RIDGE PRIDE pageant!

Friday, September 7 at 5 PM – 10 PM @ Asheville Community Theatre (35 E Walnut St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801)

We’re shaking things up a bit this year!

We love drag in its traditional form as much as anyone.  But our mission is to represent and support the entire LGBTQ community.  In the spirit of inclusion, we are opening up the pageant this year to anyone seeking to offer an artistic interpretation of gender. 

We want everyone in our beautiful community to feel that they are welcome to share their art form.  We want our audience to witness the wonderful diversity that we contain. 

This year, any drag-style entertainer is welcome to compete for this prestigious title.  That includes but is not limited to Femmes, Queens, Transgender Entertainers, and Kings.  The winner will  reign as the face of Blue Ridge Pride.

Drag has long been at the forefront of the national conversation about sex and gender.  It has grabbed media attention and educated an ever-growing audience.  It has changed hearts and minds and sparked a nationwide conversation about gender norms.  It has enabled many performers a chance to express their full humanity.

Blue Ridge Pride wants to build on that legacy.  We honor those who have brought us this far.  We want to see drag to continue to lead the way towards a more inclusive and expressive culture.  We look forward to expanding the stage this year – and the national conversation.

If you think you have what it takes to be the next face of Blue Ridge Pride, We welcome you! May the best HUMAN winnnn!

Ginger Von Snap

Miss Blue Ridge Pride 2016

Blue Ridge Pride Pageant Director

Over $1,000 in Winnings

  • $200 – Night Of
  • $100 – At Give-up
  • $100 – 2018 Festival (Sep 29)
  • $525 – 7 Bookings
  • Roxy Taylor Headshot

Contestant Eligibility

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must reside within 100-miles of Asheville, NC 28801 zip code.
  • Must pay non-refundable registration fee ($45 online; $75 day-of).
  • Previous winners of Miss Blue Ridge Pride are not eligible.

Costume Categories:

We are designing this year’s pageant around five flags to offer contestants visual cues.  We hope that these selections inspire you to bring a singular vision to your Creative Pride Costume for this year’s competition.

Competition Categories

  • Interview
  • Creative Pride Costume
  • On-Stage Question
  • Talent