Natchitoches Meat Pie Queens announced for 2022


The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival pageant was hosted at the Chateau St Denis Saturday, Sept. 11. This year’s pageant was under new direction, with Dustie Jo Gibson serving as director. Fifty-nine beautiful contestants were vying for the title designated to their age category. While the 2021 Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival was cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions, these newly crowned queens are ready to hit the ground running. They will spend the entire year traveling and promoting the Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival, historic downtown Natchitoches and the entire parish. This year will serve as an invitational to next year’s festival, where all of the queens will be introduced on stage and reign over the 2022 Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival.