The Queen's Pageant, held prior to the festival, officially kicks off the festival, and the Louisiana Pecan Festival Queen and her Teen Queen are selected from contestants from all over the State of Louisiana. Once selected, it is her duty to reign over the festival, attend the Queen's Ball held on the Friday night of the festival, and be the official ambassador to Louisiana's pecan industry.
Jessica Ariel Taylor
The 49th Louisiana Pecan Festival Queen
Jessica Ariel Taylor is the 21 year old daughter of William & Nedra Taylor of Leesville, Louisiana. She is a Junior attending Northwestern State University majoring in Nursing. Her future plans include graduating from NSU, becoming a Registered Nurse, and further her education by obtaining her Master's Degree.
Jessica will spend her reign traveling across the state of Louisiana to different fairs, festivals and events representing and promoting the Louisiana Pecan Festival and the state's pecan industry.
Stay tuned to follow updates on Queen Jessica's year!
Click HERE for highlights of the 2017 Louisiana Pecan Festival Beauty & Beau Pageant and Miss Queen's Pageant.
Click HERE for highlights of the 2017 Queen's Ball