Gizzard Pageant

The Miss Gizzard Shad pageant is one of the most popular and hilarious events at any Shad Festival. But for the 50th Anniversary Miss Gizzard Shad pageant, they are pulling all the stops! The Gizzard Shad is a potbellied silvery fish with thousands of bones. The Gizzard is a common fish in the herring family aptly names for its grit-filled, food-grinding gizzard. The Miss Gizzard Shad pageant is a woman-less beauty pageant where the guys have the opportunity to strut their stuff. They participate in a choreographed group dance, show their fashion sense in their casual attire as well as their formal attire, and answer tough questions about important world issues.

This is one event you do not want to miss!

If you wish to be a contestant in the 50th Annual Miss Gizzard Shad pageant, please contact Julie Monroe at 252-841-0918.


Grifton School Auditorium


April 28, 2022