One of the greatest honors of the Louisiana Pecan Festival is to be named the Queen. Each year in October, many girls from the region compete in a beauty pageant to determine which ones will be the current year's Queen and Teen Queen. The coronation process is one of the highlights of the festival's Friday night activities and takes place at the Queen's Ball, a dance and celebration of the beauty of the girls.
In addition to the honor of being the Queen, there is another important role that girls can compete for. The Louisiana Pecanettes are considered to be the ambassadors for the festival and travel to many of the regional festivals that are held in other towns. At these other locations, they promote the Louisiana Pecan Festival and encourage people to come. Made up of area students, the Pecanettes dance and perform in the parade that happens on the Saturday of the festival.