When I was younger I always watched pageant shows on TV but never felt like I would be good enough to participate in one, let alone be able to open up enough and break through my shyness. I moved around most of my life so "home" always had a different meaning to me than most. I went through college to graduate with a Bachelor's in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University (Go Colonels!) When I was given the opportunity to join AmeriFest I was nervous because I had never had a pageant background so I was not sure what to expect being on the operations-end of things. Spending a couple of days with Dianne, I realized that I had never felt appreciated and part of the family this quickly and wholeheartedly from someone who is supposed to be my "boss". I loved the faith and trust she put into me, someone new. After my second pageant I really got to see what it meant to be part of this community - all of the wonderful families, the many things learned from the friendships I have gained, the giving and serving mission that we surround this family around, and the Christian atmosphere - it was then that it hit me that this is where God put me and where I want to be. THIS, this is home. Home is not a place, it is a feeling. I have been blessed with my amazing "born-into" family but also with the family that comes with this program. It was everything I never knew I was missing in my life. 

#WeAreFamily #Festivals #ItsMoreThanJust


Courtney McCubbin
AmeriFest Director of Marketing

& Daily Operations Manager

A word from the National Executive Director and

Founder of AmeriFest National Pageants.

Thank you for visiting our website! My journey as a director began 23 years ago in Eastern Kentucky, my birthplace. As a child, I always loved the glam and sparkle of anything girly or fun. Pageants literally changed my life and my attitude, having been a terribly shy child. My first pageant I entered is so memorable to me because the obstacles I overcame. I couldn't even speak in front of a classroom, and the thought of public speaking made me burst into tears. I was very quiet and shy, and had ZERO confidence. What pageants can do for a young lady or little guy is truly amazing - and that's where our motto comes in. "It's More Than Just" encompasses so much. It's more than just a crown, more than just a title, more than just a sash; it's a REAL chance to make a difference, to set an example to those younger than you, to teach young girls the importance of serving and giving back. Truth be known the younger ones are teaching all of us what a true giving heart is. Annually our titleholders raise thousands of dollars, and over 100,000 items and donations for shelters, pantries, cancer centers, and so many more. Not to mention the service hours put in! To say I'm humbled and honored to be a part of this mission, a mission I believe God has touched, is an understatement. After 23 years I learn more every year, meeting amazing families, growing as a person and a Christian, and most importantly as a woman and a mom. We can all lift each other up and deliver a positive message to others, and maybe just maybe for a moment others can see God shine through what we do. We hope you will join our pageant family! We would love to talk with you and spread the love!


#WeAreFamily #ItsMoreThanJust

God Bless,


Dianne Turner
AmeriFest National Executive Director

AmeriFest National Pageants is a pageant system that strives to connect and promote state festival, fair, and community service driven pageants from all over the country.

We want you to be part of our

Festivals Family!

It's More Than Just