Cherry King & Queen


Become a 2021 Cherry King/Queen Entrant

Thank you for participating in the Cherry Queen/King Competition. The National Cherry Festival (NCF) Committee expect you will find the competition a memorable experience.

This document gives an outline and list of engagements that you are required to attend.

However, the competition winners will need to be available for events in December 2021 and during the following year. For all entrants the competition process starts in July 2021 and ends at the completion of the 2021 National Cherry Festival.

All entrants are expected to be living in the region from the start of the competition in July 2021 through to the handover of the title in December 2022.

    • Entry to the competition is restricted to people residing in Hilltops Council Region who are 18 years and over on 1 July 2021.
    • Each entrant will choose a local charity or local not for profit organisation and organise a minimum of one fundraising event prior to Monday 29 November 2021.
    • Funds raised by entrants will be split 60 percent to the chosen charity/not for profit organisation and 40 percent to the National Cherry Festival Committee.
    • Fundraising will commence from 1 July 2021 and be finalised by Monday 29 November 2021.

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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