Cherry King & Queen


Become a 2020 Cherry King/Queen Entrant

Thank you for considering participating in the Cherry Queen/King Competition. The National Cherry Festival (NCF) Committee hope you decide to join the competition as we are sure you will find it a memorable and a life changing experience.

This document gives an outline and list of engagements that are part of the Cherry Queen/King Entrant competition.

The competition winners will be required to be available for events in December 2020 and during the following year, all entrants are expected to be living in the region from the start of the competition in July 2020 through to the handover of the title in December 2021.

However, for most entrants the competition process starts in July 2020 and ends at the completion of the 2020 National Cherry Festival.

  • Entry to the competition is restricted to male and female residents residing in Hilltops Council Region who are 18 years and over on 1 July 2020.
  • Each entrant will choose a local charity or local not for profit organisation and organise a minimum of one fundraising event prior to Monday 30 November 2020.
  • Funds raised by entrants will be split 60 percent to chosen charity/not for profit organisation and 40 percent to National Cherry Festival Committee.
  • Fundraising will commence from 1 July 2020 and be finalised by Monday 30 November 2020.

Since 1949, as part of the National Cherry Festival there is the Cherry King and Queen Competition. Over the years, there has been some minor changes to this competiton, but the crux of it is to raise funds for a local charity and immerse yourself into the Young and Hilltops communities. 

The competition is one of the best known festures of the festival, and has been instrumental in raising funds for local charities and organisations. 

The National Cherry Festival Committee have compiled a list of past Cherry Kings and Queens. The committee understand that this list may not be 100% accurate and ask that if there is inaccurate information in the list, please contact the Young Visitor Information Centre on 1800 628 233 or


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