BOLIVAR Twenty-one girls will compete in the 2017 Miss Shortcake and Miss Berry pageants. Alivia Merryman, 9, the 2016 Miss Berry Princess, will crown her successor at 6 p.m. June 15 at the south stage. She is the daughter of Ashley Merryman of Bolivar. The Berry Princess event is for girls ages 7 to 9.

Natalie Rennicker, 7, the 2016 Little Miss Shortcake, will crown her successor at noon June 17 at the south stage. She is the daughter of Andy and Michele Rennicker of Dover. Contestnats for Little Miss Shortcake must be between the ages of 4and 6.

This year's Miss Berry Princess contestants are:

Adriana Rorrer, 9, daughter of Wendy Rorrer and Isiah Rorrer.

Kira Knepper, 9, daughter of Jeff and Carol Knepper.

Natalie Grace Rian Rennicker, 7, daughter of Andrew and Michele Rennicker.

Allegra McMillan, 8, daughter of Casey and Shavonne McMillan.

Piper Symons, 7, daughter of Brandon and Stacey Symons.

Abby Gaynor, 8, daughter of Mark and Kristy Gaynor

Hayden Huffman, 8, daughter of Rob and Annette Huffman.

Miss Shortcake contestants are:

Mia Deubner, 5, daughter of Josh and Carrie Deubner.

Avery Inboden, 4, daughter of Brandon and Emily Inboden

Maci Melching, 5, daughter of Kanessa Sutton and Shane Melching.

Emma Jeffery, 6, daughter of Jason and Amanda Jeffery.

Kourtney Eddy, 6, daughter of Patrick and Kris Eddy.

Riley Plants, 6, daughter of Ronnie and Rachel Plants.

Violet McMillan, 5, daughter of Casey and Shavonne McMillian.

Alana Deubner, 4, daughter of Dierdre Deubner.

Madelynn Baumann, 5, daughter of Curtis and Courtney Baumann.

McCall Symons, 4, daughter of Brandon and Stacey Symons.

Adelie Symons, 4, daughter of Brandon and Stacey Symons.

Ezri Capuano, 5, daughter of Vince and Jess Capuano.

Amyha Cochran, 4, daughter of Sarah Fiddler.

Abigail Lee, 5, daughter of Christine Lee.