2015 Rhody Candidate Applications Available Now


It’s that time of year again, when the Rhododendron Festival Association begins preparations for next years’ Festival and all that it entails; including new Royalty Candidates.

The application period for 2015 Rhododendron Festival Royalty Candidates is November 1-26, 2014. Candidates will be accepted who are currently full-time 11th or 12th grade students, enrolled in an East Jefferson County public, private or home school, having resided in the County for a minimum of twelve months prior to the application deadline. The applicant must be a full-time student maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Download application here or pick up one at your high school.

Completed application packets must be mailed to the below address, postmarked no later than November 26, 2014.

Accepted candidates will be notified by phone over the Thanksgiving weekend and will be expected to attend a mandatory meeting for parents/guardians and candidates on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Please check back here or on our facebook page at for information & updates concerning the Rhody Festival Organization and the upcoming season!


The Rhododendron Festival Association welcomes anyone who would like to participate in all or portions thereof of the year-long Festival activities. New ‘blood’ is always welcome and helps keep Rhody ‘alive’. Find us on Facebook!