To be a Bavarian Princess?

As the next Bavarian Festival Princess, you'll have the opportunity to represent the Frankenmuth community at many events across Michigan. Did we mention you get to wear a dirndl while doing it? If this sounds like you, apply below.

As a graduate of Frankenmuth High School, between the ages of 18 and 25, we are excited to extend this application to you. Please complete the questionnaire and return it no later than March 1st, 2019.  This year we are also offering an online application form that can be submitted electronically and can be found at 

Being a Bavarian Princess is not only an honor and a privilege, but also carries considerable responsibility. You will be representing the people of Frankenmuth at many functions throughout the state during the entire year following coronation in June. This will include appearances during the weekend of the Bavarian Festival, but also events such as the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Holland Tulip Festival and many others. In addition, events in Frankenmuth, such as Oktoberfest and Zehnder’s Snowfest are among the most important. 


Most of the activities are scheduled for weekends and are considered mandatory, on the other hand, any additions to this schedule, are not, but are highly recommended.  Please make sure you consult with your parent(s) or guardian(s) before committing to the application process, as they will play a large role in your activities.  There will be a meeting Sunday March 24th,  following the tea for the three chosen women and their parent(s) or guardian(s).  


The Civic Events Council also recognizes the time and dedication the Bavarian Princess Court gives during their reign.  This time is especially important because you will be attending school.  This is why educational scholarships are offered for all three court members.


The preliminary judging segment of this competition is called the Princess Tea and will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 in the Swiss Rooms at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, at 10:00 am. The judges will use this opportunity to become acquainted with the candidates before selecting the three finalists through an interviewing process. In addition you will also be judged on the basis of your personality, poise, professional appearance, and knowledge of Frankenmuth.


The final judging portion takes place the Saturday before Festival, June 1st, 2019.  There will be three, third party dignitaries from the surrounding areas, that form the judges panel. The candidates will continue to be judged on the basis of personality, poise, professional appearance, and knowledge of Frankenmuth.


We thank you in advance for your time and commitment, and wish you the best!


Olivia Howard and Juli Burns
Bavarian Princess Program Co-Chairpersons

P.O. Box 333 Frankenmuth

MI 48734

2019/20 President: Tanya Quackenbush

Phone: 877-879-8919

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