Young woman compete for the crown of Miss Goodhue, two Goodhue Princesses, and Miss Congeniality. Each candidate must be sponsored by a local business and partake in an interview with the judges. The night of the pageant, the judges cast their votes while the current Miss Goodhue crowns the replacement. The Miss Goodhue is responsible for acting as a role model in the community, attending local events, and participating in parades in and around southern Minnesota throughout the summer.

Admission is $5/person and free for children 5 years and younger.