2021 Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival
King Dave Cvitanovich

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2021 Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival
Queen Annabelle Picou

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Annabelle Picou is the daughter of Antigona Lirette and Jason Picou of Belle Chasse. She is 20-years old and a lifelong resident of Plaquemines Parish. Annabelle is currently attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette majoring in early childhood education/special education with the ambition to be an educational diagnostician. She is a proud graduate of Belle Chasse High School where she was a cheerleader for 4 years, 3-time National Cheerleaders Association national champion, Universal Cheerleaders Association world champion, and a 2-time All-American Cheerleader. She is also a blackbelt in karate. Her love for the Orange Festival and industry blossomed at a young age when she went down to the fort to celebrate the festival each year. Her favorite part was seeing pictures of all the past queens with hopes to someday fulfill her dream of becoming queen, which she did. That passion grew with loving Plaquemines Parish when she was given the opportunity to be 2019-2020 Plaquemines Parish Seafood Queen in May of 2019. Annabelle participates in many volunteering opportunities by representing her sorority's local philanthropy, The Arthritis Foundation. She holds an officer position in her sorority, Alpha Omicron Phi. She is activities chair for the 2021 fall semester. Annabelle participates in church organizations like Delight mysteries and Wisdom Bible Study. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to Croatia to visit her family and learning more about her Croatian heritage, reading books, and getting more involved with her University on campus. Annabelle is honored to represent Plaquemines Parish, the citrus industry, and the festival for their 75th year anniversary alongside her royalty.

2021 Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival
Teen Queen Isabela Rivera

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Our Queen's Pageant is only open to young ladies who are residents of Plaquemines Parish between the ages of 17 and 23, and is selected by a panel of judges. It is held annually in September, the Saturday after Labor Day. The Orange Queen is a goodwill ambassador for the Fair & Festival as well as Plaquemines Parish. If you would like to invite the Orange Queen to your festival, or a local Plaquemines Parish Function, please send invitations to:


Orange Queen P.O. Box 158

Belle Chasse, LA 70037.

Past Royalty

2019/2020 Royalty: King Jeff White, Queen Cathernie Lauren Wooton, and Teen Queen Catherine Elizabeth Blondiau

2018 Royalty: King Jerry Turlich, Queen Blair Nicole Jones, and Teen Queen Emily Johnson

2017 Royalty: King Mike Bush, Queen  Hope Noelle Wilkins, and Teen Queen Jenna Hewitt

2016 Royalty: King Charles Ballay, Queen Nadia Mateja Cognivich, and Teen Queen Catherine Wooton

2015 Royalty: King Earl Armstrong, Queen Devin Kaliszeski, and Teen Queen Madison Lee Coludrovich

2014 Royalty: King Mitchell Jurisich, Jr., Queen Eden Bubrig, and Teen Queen Natalija Noel Cognivich

2013 Royalty: King Norris Babin, Queen Jade Duplessis, and Teen Queen Cheyenne Hartgrove

2012 Royalty: King Ben Becnel, Queen Stephanie Becnel, and Teen Queen Sara Russo

2011 Royalty: King Borden Wallace, Queen Sissy Stricklin and Teen Queen Lindsey Lonadier

2010 Royalty: King Billy Nungesser, Queen Jordan Olivia Gaudet and Teen Queen Lauren Russo

2009 Royalty: King Bill Bubrig and Queen Sophia Perlander

2008 Royalty: King Patrick Becnel and Queen Whitney Blaine Nielsen

2007 Royalty: King David Pavlovich and Queen Kari Eve Hingle

2006 Royalty: King Stuart Guey and Queen Ashley M. Johnson

2005 Royalty: King Anthony Buras and Queen Alexa Nicole Martinez

Friday, Dec. 2 (Carnival Only) - Sat Dec. 3 and Sun. Dec. 4, 2022
At Historic Fort Jackson in Buras, Louisiana