Shad Derby Candidates
Since 1966, the Town of Windsor, CT has chosen a Shad Derby Queen to reign over the Windsor Shad Derby Festival. This year marks the 54th Coronation of Windsor's own Shad Derby Queen
The Shad Derby Pageant consists of up to 16 candidates annually. Each candidate is sponsored by a local area business or civic organization. The judging criteria for each candidate is based on their involvement in their community and their school, knowledge of current events, poise, personality and attitude when asked the question, "Why do you want to be this year's Shad Derby Queen?
The judging culminates at the annual Shad Derby Coronation Ball at which time the new Shad Derby Queen is crowned.