The Belle of the Redwoods competition is nearly as old as Paul Bunyan Days and it’s a favorite tradition of the residents of Fort Bragg! It is not a beauty contest – women dress in “old fashioned” or theme appropriate dress and sell raffle tickets throughout the month of August. The winning Belle will be crowned at 10 am on the Guest House lawn (on Main St between Redwood and Laurel) so she and her court can wave from their float 2 hours later in the parade.
Each Belle contestant earns 10% of her ticket sales, with the winning Belle receiving 20%. The top 3 Belle contestants also win cash bonuses!The proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets benefit the Paul Bunyan Scholarship which is awarded to a local pursuing higher education in Forestry or Logging associated fields.
If you’d like to support our Belles’ please find one and buy a ticket. Each ticket costs only $5 or buy 6 tickets for $20!
If you’d like to compete for Belle of the Redwoods please download an application or contact Holly Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org.