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The Miss Hummingbird Festival Pageant

Preliminary for Miss Georgia/Miss America

The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is pleased to announce the third annual Miss Hummingbird Festival Pageant, to be held on September 24, 2016, kicking off the Hummingbird Festival season. The winner will be crowned the 2017 Miss Hummingbird Festival and will go on to represent the Hummingbird Festival in the Miss Georgia Pageant. The Miss Hummingbird Festival's Outstanding Teen Pageant is also held at the same time.





2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival Sydney HillmanCongratulations to Sydney Hillman, our honored 2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival. Sydney Hillman is a sophomore at Shorter University majoring in musical theatre and minoring in marketing on full scholarship. Her ambition is to be a performer. She is the recipient of the J. Robert and Hazel B. Eubanks Scholarship. Sydney has consistently made the Shorter University Dean's List and is a member of the Shorter Scholars Program. Sydney is one out of eleven recipients of the Georgia Thespians Scholarships and received superior ratings for individual event at the Georgia Thespians Conference in 2013 and 2014. In the Miss Georgia pageant, Sydney made the top 15 along with her fellow queen, Kelly Donoghue, 2016 Miss Middle West Georgia. After a swimsuit competition on Saturday night, the field was cut to 10.

2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival Outstanding Teen Faith AyalaCongratulations to Faith Ayala, our honored 2015 Miss Hummingbird Festival Outstanding Teen.









The Miss America Organization is a non-profit organization and is the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Through the Miss America program, contestants have received thousands of dollars in scholarship assistance. As the local chapter of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Georgia Organization also provides scholarship assistance to local contestants. Nearly $200,000 in in-kind scholarships is available from local colleges including Auburn University, The University of Alabama, and Wesleyan College in Macon. Scholarships are awarded to Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen contestants.

The next Miss Hummingbird Festival Pageant will be held on September 24, 2016. The pageant will be held at 7:00PM at the LaGrange High School Auditorium. (See map and directions below.) Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00 (general admission). Reserved seats $25.00.

You will compete in a 10 minute private interview with the panel of judges, swimsuit, talent (not to exceed 90 seconds), onstage question, and eveningwear. A solid black cocktail dress will be needed for opening number.

The winner of the Miss Hummingbird Festival Pageant will go onto to represent the Hummingbird Festival in the Miss Georgia Pageant in June in Columbus. "The Miss Georgia Pageant proudly awards In-Kind Scholarships to Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen contestants." (click here for more info about Miss Georgia in-kind scholarships). The winner of the Miss Georgia Pageant will go on to the National Competition--Miss America! Contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 24, be a U.S. Citizen, and live in the state of Georgia. (See full criteria here.)

Follow this link to the official Miss Hummingbird Festival pageants web page, where you can download application forms and resume instructions. If you have any questions, you may contact the pageant at this email address or call (706) 881-0166.


The Little Hummingbird Festival Princess Pageant

On the same day and location, but earlier in the day at 10:00 AM, the Little Hummingbird Festival Princess Pageant will also be held. The Purpose of this program is to mentor young ladies who have an interest in competing in The Miss Georgia Pageant and to teach the importance of community service. It also serves as a unique fundraiser for the scholarships that are awarded to the Miss Georgia contestants. These winners of the Little Hummingbird Festival Pageants will have the opportunity to participate in the Princess Program at Miss Georgia sponsored by their parents. There are five age groups, from 6 months up to 13 years old.

Tickets for the Little Hummingbird Princess Pageant will be sold at the door for $10.00. Admission for children, 10 years and younger, will be $5.00.


Map and Directions

The 2016 Little Hummingbird Festival Princess Pageant will be held on September 24, 2016 at 10:00AM. The 2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival Pageant will be held on September 24, 2016 at 6:30PM. Both events are held in the auditorium of the LaGrange High School. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00 (general admission). Reserved seats $25.00.


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