Lodi Grape Festival Queen

Here is the first holder of the honor.

Read article here.

The festival continues to this day, but I find no reference to a queen.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 12, 2019
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | Food | Regionalism | 1930s | Alcohol

That's my hometown! The festival was, during my formative years, the biggest event for the year. One year I participated in the parade through town, wearing a lion costume in keeping with the theme of "The Wizard Of Oz", chosen by the Fire Department Ladies Auxillary= don't ask why since it had nothing to do with grapes.
Posted by KDP on 04/12/19 at 11:12 AM
Those kind of childhood memories are irreplaceable, KDP!
Posted by Paul on 04/12/19 at 12:32 PM
Did the scarecrow sing "If I Only Had a Grape?"
Posted by ges on 04/12/19 at 12:58 PM
I enjoy reading about all these festivals that featured a contest with a queen (or Miss Whatever) being crowned for a year. (It just now reminded me now of that old TV game show, Queen For A Day.) I wonder if any of these regional celebrations ever crowned a king, too.
Posted by Fritz on 04/13/19 at 06:20 AM

Did they have flying monkeys? If so the years would have been even more formative.
Posted by crc on 04/17/19 at 02:20 PM
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