Arista Isabella Rigsby was crowned the 2023 Miss Jamboree in Smithville

Jun 26, 2023 at 03:12 pm by WGNS Radio News

SMITHVILLE, TN - Things are starting to heat up in nearby DeKalb County for the annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival. This year marks the 52nd year for the annual event to be held. The Jamboree has some of the best LIVE music, dancing, food and atmosphere around! The Fiddler’s Jamboree has long been one of the most recognized events in this part of the country, and it gets underway this Friday and Saturday (June 30 and July 1, 2023).



Legendary Clogger Zeb Ross will be at the event this year! 

One of the events that leads up to the fiddling is the Miss Jamboree pageant. This year, Arista Isabella Rigsby was officially crowned the 2023 Miss Jamboree in the age 17-20 category this past Saturday at the county complex auditorium.

Rigsby, the 18-year-old daughter of David and Tyroma Rigsby of Lebanon was also awarded for Prettiest Hair.

Finishing as first runner-up was 18-year-old Kenlee Renea Taylor, daughter of Ken and Cindy Taylor of Smithville. She was also named Most Photogenic and awarded for Prettiest Eyes.

Caley Grace Taylor received second runner-up. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Brandon and Shayna Taylor of Smithville. She was also judged to have the Prettiest Attire.

The annual pageant was hosted by the Smithville Business and Professional Women’s Club.

Source: Partner Station WJLE and the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Craft Festival

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