People always joke that the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier each year... You've heard the line, 'Christmas in July,' right? Well, this truly IS Christmas in July!

The Christmas on Caddo Firewoks Festival Beauty Pageant is Saturday, July 26th starting at 10am at Singing Pines Recreational Complex in Hosston, LA. The pageant will feature young ladies from birth to 19 competing in 13 divisions. Contestants will have the chance to win paid entry into the 2014 Miss Teen Princess Louisiana Pageant. If you're interested in entering, hurry, because the deadline is this Friday, July 18th!

Here's more from Julie Thomas of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau 

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA –Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival Beauty Pageant will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26 at Singing Pines Recreational Complex in Hosston, La. Girls, ages zero-19, will compete in 13 separate divisions, including Baby Miss, Little Miss, Teen Miss, Jr. Teen Princess, Teen Princess and more. Deadline for entry is Friday, July 18.

Contestants competing in the Teen Princess divisions range from ages 11-19 and are competing for the title of Pre-Teen Princess, Jr. Teen Princess or Teen Princess. The winners of all three divisions will win paid entry to the 2015 Miss Teen Princess Louisiana Pageant among other prizes. Interviews will be held before the pageant begins.  Contestants must compete in interview and evening wear. Registration fee is $60.

“The annual pageant used to be held in the fall but due to school schedules and other back to school activities, we decided that hosting the pageant in the summer would be more convenient for busy families,” said Kellie Morris, pageant director for the Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival Beauty Pageant.

The other pageant divisions range from ages zero-19 and offer girls the opportunity to compete in 10 separate categories depending on age. Contestants, ages zero-10, will compete in Sunday best or a Christmas dress, while ages 11 and up are required to compete in evening gowns. Registration fee is $45.

The winner from each of the 13 divisions will ride in the Country Christmas Parade on Dec. 6 in Vivian, La., and be featured at the 2014 Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival in Oil City, La. later that evening.

All entry forms, photogenic photos and payment must be received by noon on Tuesday, July 22. A late fee of $20 will be added to all entry forms turned in after the July 18 deadline.

To sign up for the Christmas on Caddo Beauty Pageant, email Kellie Morris at  For information about the Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival contact Mary Dunn, festival president, at 318- 631-0182 or