While the "Greatest Show on Dirt" will be in full swing with festivities and packed crowds, every good event needs a spokesperson.
After a canceled Nationals last year, the Knoxville Nationals will once again crown a Knoxville Nationals Queen. This will be the 46th year of selecting a queen, with the event getting its start back in 1975.
The contest will be held on Aug. 10 and will feature many events for the contestants to take part in. The day will start with a luncheon that will be closed to the public. Girls will meet all the other girls, along with the judges and queens from previous years.
After lunch, each contestant will have an interview with the six judges and event coordinator Christi Woodruff. Once all interviews are complete, there will be an intermission until the evening portion begins at 7 p.m. open to the public at the Dyer Huston building.
Contestants will have three opportunities to score points based on a scale of 1-10. The person with the highest total wins, second highest will be first runner up, and third highest will be second runner up. All the girls vote on who will be 'Miss Congeniality.'
Here's a list of all contestants:
Kiera Adams – Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Madelyn Benson – Mason City
Shelby Cooper – Omaha, Nebraska
Brooklyn Depinet – New Riegel, Ohio
Abbie Liechty – Mt. Pleasant
Megan Lynerd – Greencastle, Pennsylvania
Jodie Robinson – Roseville, California
Mayson Seeman – Jetmore, Kansas
Kila Timm – Roseland, Nebraska
Emily Tostenson – Plymouth, Minnesota
Aysia Vander Linden – Lynnville