After a scaled-back town celebration due to the COVID pandemic in 2020, Riverfest 2021 returns with a full slate of activities this weekend.
But the celebration gets off to its official start tonight with the crowning of the 2021 Miss Riverfest. The pageant will begin at 7 p.m., at the BARC Auditorium.
Advance tickets are $7 and are available at the BARC Office. Tickets at the door will cost $8.
Five girls who recently completed their junior year at Windom Area High School are vying for the title of Miss Riverfest. The winner and first runner-up will receive a scholarship, which is presented at next year’s pageant. Several second-graders also are vying for the title of Little Miss Riverfest. The royalty will represent the community at festivals in the area throughout the summer.
The five candidates for Miss Riverfest are Kaylan Donchez, Mikalah Konz, Brooklyn Paulson, Lucy Stevens and Ella Wilde.
A full preview of this weekend’s Riverfest activities will appear in the June 9 print edition of the Citizen.