The 2016 winners were Festival Ambassador Samantha Blaxland sponsored by the Stanthorpe Rotary Club and Fundraising Ambassador Amanda McCosker sponsored by the Stanthorpe Lions Club.

We had eight fantastic Young Ambassadors for the 2016 Festival. Each of them partnered with a local business or organisation to help support them in their quest.

Previous years since the Apple & Grape Festival began:

1955 – Irma Shatte Queen R/U Noela Whitton judged from audience applause

1956 – Rae Mann – Miss Rugby League

1957 – Dorothy Papagallo – Miss Orchardist

1958 – Beris Hohenhaus – Miss Rugby League

1959 – Gwen Furness

1960 – Margaret Fletcher – Miss Maryland Transport

1961 – Giannitta Gastaldon – Miss Apple Industry

1962 – Lynne Johnstone – Miss Outdoor

1963 – Jan McCulloch – Miss OATB

1964 – Lindy King - Miss Kindergarten

1965 – Annette Barker – Miss Fashion (last held in October)

1966 – Janice Marshall – crowned Miss Delicious (in March)

1968 – Shirley Colley – Miss Apex, also crowned Miss Delicious 

1970 – Isabella Papagallo Queen – Pamela Sullivan Charity

1972 – Carolyn Skuse Queen – Patty Marstella Charity

1974 – Heather Gow Queen – Janette Reeves Charity

1976 – Julie Strugnell Queen – Kerry Gabbett Charity

1978 – Julie Steele Queen – Trish Manning Charity

1980 – Karen Barlow Queen – Susan Potter Charity

1982 – Teresa Matthews Queen – Kim Reeves Charity

1984 – Ann Wise Queen – Leisha Martin Charity

1986 – Katrina Pidgeon Queen – Natalie Allen Charity

1988 – Tania Reeves Queen – Kim Smith Charity

1990 – Sarah Walker Queen – Erica Allen Charity

1992 – Robyn Puglisi Queen – Joanne Barker Charity 

1994 – Sarina Ricca Queen – Madeline Scalora Charity

1996 – Belinda Cabria Queen – Colleen Auliff Charity 

1998 – Julianne Gasparin Queen – Julie Squire Charity

2000 – Tracey Zanatta Queen – Natalie Testa Charity

2002 – Renee O’Brien Ambassador – Ross Cannavo Charity

2004 – Sonya Maggiolo Ambassador – Angela Hines Charity

2006 – Erin Murphy Ambassador – Kristy Smith Charity

2008 – Stella Zanatta Ambassador – Olivia Rizzato Charity

         – Rebecca Schroder Young Ambassador’s Choice

2010 – Lauren Grubic Ambassador – Zoe Dunlop Charity

         – Philippa Hill Young Ambassador’s Choice

2012 – McKenzie Elliott Ambassador

         - Gianna Zanatta – Charity

         – Isobel Lawrie – Ambassador’s Choice  

2014 - Miriam Spina - Apple and Grape Harvest Festival Ambassador.

- Taylah Wantling - Fundraising Ambassador

- Nicola Cobon - Ambassador's Choice.