About Us

Thank you for visiting our home on the web. I would love to tell you more about what AmeriFest stands for and how it came about. 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, 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 tag line "motto" comes in. Talking with my community service director, Deanna Cox, one afternoon we wanted to tell the world that Festival pageants and our pageant families are..... well  'MORE THAN JUST"   It's More Than Just encompasses so much. It's more than a crown, more than a title, more than a sash, it's a REAL chance to make a difference. To set an example to those younger than you, to teach these little 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 these titleholders raise thousands of dollars, and literally over 100,000 items and donations for shelters, pantry's, cancer centers, Dream Factory, and so many more. This doesn't even include 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, meet amazing families, grow 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. So if you want to learn more or join our pageant family, please reach out. We would love to talk with you and spread the love !

#WeAreFamily #Festivals #ItsMoreThanJust

 

God Bless!

Dianne Turner

Kentucky State Festival Executive Director

AmeriFest U.S. National Executive Director

Pageant Proud Founder and Director

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others,
for with such sacrifices God is pleased"
Hebrews 13:16

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
 

Director of Marketing

Daily Operations Manager

"Home isn't a place, it's a feeling"
-Ceceila Ahern

Testimonials

This is by far the best pageant system we have ever attended. We have been doing her pageants for 3 years now, and have never had a problem. Her pageants are always fair, and there is NO favoritism! I highly recommend this pageant system.

Victoria Mckenzie

Absolutely love this pageant system! We always have a great time! The director and everyone working with her are simply amazing!

Sara Vailes

What an awesome experience for my daughter. It encourages & builds self esteem. It allows her and I to have great Mom and daughter time. Diane and her staff are all smiles ...answer every question.....we have made new friends. So glad we were apart of it!

Abby Mahan

AmeriFest Studios
830 Eastern Bypass
Richmond, KY 40475
To inquire about booking the studio for coaching, meetings, pageants or events please contact 859-625-8490.