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The Town of Selma and Live@ the Rudy Theater Presents 2022 Selma Railroad Days Pageant

The Town of Selma, Parks, and LIVE@ The Rudy Theater will host the 2022 Selma Railroad Days Pageant.  Would you like to be the next Selma Railroad Days Queen? The Selma Railroad Days Pageant takes place September 24, 2022, before the Selma Railroad Days Festival, crowning the Miss Railroad Days and the Court. These five young ladies serve as ambassadors for the Town of Selma at various events throughout the year! Contestants must be 4-20 years of age and reside within a 20-mile radius of Johnston County.

Age Division (all ages as of 9/24/22):
-Tiny Miss Railroad Days: ages 4-6
-Little Miss Railroad Days: ages 7-9
-Junior Miss Railroad Days: ages 10-12
-Teen Miss Railroad Days: ages 13-16
-Miss Railroad Days: ages 17-20
Contestant Fee: $100.00
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2022

Selma Railroad Days Pageant Application

The Pageant will be held Saturday, September 24th, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Rudy Theater located at 300 N Raiford St. Selma, N.C. 27524. Admission for the event is $12.00 per person.  

“This pageant is a long standing tradition in the Town of Selma. I’m so excited to help direct the pageant and work with the court to volunteer in the community over the next year. It’s going to be a lot of fun!” stated Nanda Jones, Pageant Director

“We are overjoyed in the Town of Selma that the Railroad Days Festival Pageant is coming back after a three year hiatus. It gives our young girls in Johnston County the chance to show off their various talents and represent the Town of Selma and Johnston County as a whole. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Rudy Theater on September 24th!” Alyssa Fox - Parks & Recreation Director.

For more information, purchasing tickets, and/or an application please email Nanda Jones or Kelly Blanchard at

For more information about Selma Railroad Days, to register as a vendor, food truck, or volunteer, or to inquire about sponsorships,

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