Welcome to the 11th anniversary of the BLUE RIDGE PRIDE pageant!

The pageant is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 15 at 7:30 PM at the brand new Henry LaBrun Studio at The Wortham Center for the Performing. More information coming soon!

The program continues!

Last year’s decision to open up the pageant to all forms of gender expression was a resounding success.  

Once again, any drag-style entertainer is welcome to compete .  That includes but is not limited to Femmes, Queens, Transgender Entertainers, and Kings.  The winner will  reign as Mx 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 seeks 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!

Ida Carolina

Blue Ridge Pride Pageant Director

Attend the Pageant

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Purchase Tickets  ($10 Advance | $15 At Door)

Visit Event Facebook Page

See for Free: Volunteer!

Enter the Pageant

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