Friday, August 19, 2022

Azalea Princess and Court head to Raleigh to open 2017 Azalea Festival with Governor, Queens Court Announced

WILMINGTON — Spring has sprung and the North Carolina Azalea Festival is just around the corner. To kick things off, festival board of directors, belles and other guests are traveling to Raleigh to meet the governor. Once there, Governor Roy Cooper is expected to sign the proclamation officially opening the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

The Queen’s Court will be escorted by the Citadel Cadets the entire week of the festival.  The Court travels to all events during the week with the official party.  They attend all events and ride on the Queen’s float during the parade.

IsabellaGaines Miss Wilmington
Miss Wilmington, Isabelle Gaines. (Courtesy of NC Azalea Festival)
Caroline McMurry Miss Metrolina
Miss Metrolina, Caroline McMurry. (Courtesy of NC Azalea Festival)
Miss High Point, Kacy Lee. (Courtesy: NC Azalea Festival)
Miss High Point, Kacy Lee. (Courtesy of NC Azalea Festival)
Lauren Walsh, Miss Garner
Miss Garner, Lauren Walsh. (Courtesy of NC Azalea Festival)
Taylor Bridges, Miss Johnston County
Miss Johnston County, Taylor Bridges. (Courtesy of NC Azalea Festival)
Rose Brown Miss Piedmont
Miss Piedmont, Rose Brown. (Courtesy of NC Azalea Festival)
Rachel Mower Miss Blue Ridge Valley
Miss Blue Ridge Valley, Rachel Mower. (Courtesy of NC Azalea Festival)
Miss Randolph County, Laura Matrazzo. (Courtesy of NC Azalea Festival)

The 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival will be held from April 5-9. For information, visit its website at

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