National Cherry Festival

July 4th to 11th, 2015

Traverse City, MI

Meet the 2013 National Cherry Queen Candidates


13 girls competed in a 2 day selection weekend, May 30 and 31, 2013 at the Great Wolf Lodge to vie for the title of National Cherry Queen.  All candidates participated in a series of 4 Judged Interviews, and 1 Cherry Industry Speech Presentation. A panel of judges assessed each candidate during these interviews and speech. The four candidates with the highest points at the end of Selection Weekend received a $1,000 scholarship award to the school of her choice, a festival wardrobe provided by YOUNKERS, and advance to the final round of competition during National Cherry Festival Week.



Congratulations and Good Luck to Our Four Finalists!


Caroline Asiala Audrey Prisk Sonya Sayler Ashley Wade

Kaitlin Hicks

Sponsored by: Lon and Ann Bargy of Bargy's Farm Market and Bakery

Sonya Sayler

Sponsored by: Smelter Orchard Company, Frankfort MI

Ashley Wade

Sponsored By:Harris Machine Tool, Inc.


Ashley VanHouten

Sponsored by:Taylor Electric, J&D Marine and Powersports, and David and Linda VanHouten