Most of the girls smiled and waved, but a few cried or threw tantrums on their way across the stage at the 50th annual Little Miss Huckleberry pageant.

Thirty-six girls competed for titles ranging from Baby Miss Huckleberry to Huckleberry Princess on Friday, June 23, at Bulldog Arena in Jay.

Awards were also given for first and second runner-up, people’s choice, outfit of choice, prettiest hair, prettiest eyes and prettiest smile in each age category.

Baby Miss Huckleberry 

The Baby Miss Huckleberry 2017 contestants were the first on stage. Six girls aged 0 to 11 months competed for the title.

Blakely Hurley, 11 months, daughter of Chase and Sabrina Hurley, took home the win and title of prettiest hair. Others were Kasey Arneecher, first runner-up and prettiest smile; Samantha Ballow, second runner-up and prettiest eyes; Kennedy Ferris, people’s choice and outfit of choice; Blakeleigh Jones and Deliah Stark.

Toddler Miss Huckleberry

Stella Hulion, 13 months, daughter of Tyler and Bailey Hulion, won Toddler Miss Huckleberry 2017.

Three girls aged 12 to 23 months competed for the title. Hulion also won outfit of choice and prettiest eyes. Other contestants were Kenzington Buzzard, first runner-up, people’s choice and prettiest smile; and Korbin Duffield, second runner-up and prettiest hair.

Teeny Miss Huckleberry

Teeny Miss Huckleberry 2017 is Kenzleigh Clark, 3, daughter of Dan and Kallise Clark.

Six girls aged 2 to 3 competed for the title. Kenzleigh also won people’s choice, prettiest hair and prettiest eyes.

Other contestants were Lyric Muskrat, first runner-up and outfit of choice; Cheyenne Gray, second runner-up and prettiest smile; Nevaeh Banks; Caidence Stith and Teagyn Lillich.

Tiny Miss Huckleberry

Gabby Duncan, 5, daughter of Colby and Shea Duncan, is Tiny Miss Huckleberry 2017.

Five girls aged 4 to 5 competed for the title. Other contestants were Peyton Proctor, first runner-up; Izabel Lopez, second runner-up, prettiest smile and prettiest eyes; Jenna Eberle, people’s choice and prettiest hair; and Kennedy Troester, outfit of choice.

Little Miss Huckleberry

Seven girls aged 6 to 7 competed for the title of Little Miss Huckleberry 2017. Jaelynn Doublehead, 6, daughter of Tyler Doublehead, claimed the royal title.

Other contestants were Mia McElwee, first runner-up, outfit of choice, prettiest smile and prettiest hair; Kyleah Lackey, second runner-up and prettiest eyes; Shyley Tessier, people’s choice; Khloe Murray; Emma Mercer and Lydie Killion.

Junior Miss Huckleberry

Rhymee Rutherford, 8, daughter of Rob and Camrine Thompson, is Junior Miss Huckleberry 2017.

Four girls aged 8 to 9 competed for the title. Rutherford also won people’s choice. Other contestants were Ella Enloe, first runner-up and prettiest eyes; Taylor Cochran, second runner-up, outfit of choice and prettiest smile; and Miley England, prettiest hair.

Huckleberry Princess

Five girls aged 10 to 12 competed for the coveted title of Huckleberry Princess 2017.

Kyler Howe, 10, daughter of Lee and Charlotte Howe, claimed the royal title and people’s choice, outfit of choice and prettiest eyes.

Other contestants were Taylor Goforth, first runner-up; Keyariah Smith, second runner-up, prettiest smile and prettiest hair; Madison King and Quincie Chunestudey.