Entries Now Being Accepted for 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival
July 27, 28 and 29, 2018



Entries Now Being Accepted for 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant

February 15, 2018 (Gilroy, CA):  The 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival will celebrate 40 years of family fun—and is currently seeking a new Queen to reign over this year’s 40th annual celebration! Online applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant. Young ladies between the ages of 18 to 24 who live in Gilroy, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, San Martin, Morgan Hill, or Aromas are eligible to enter.

The Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Gilroy Gardens Amphitheater. Contestants are judged by a panel of five judges on personal interview, talent, garlic speech, and on-stage question. The winner is crowned Miss Gilroy Garlic 2018 and receives a $1,000 prize. The First Runner-Up receives $500, and Second Runner-Up receives $250. Contestants are also eligible for other scholarship awards.

The Queen and her Court represent Gilroy at various festivities leading up to the Gilroy Garlic Festival, to be held July 27, 28, and 29, 2018 at Christmas Hill Park. They have the opportunity to make guest appearances in local print and electronic media, in parades, and at fundraising events. Most importantly, they spend all three days at the festival having a garlicky good time with fellow lovers of the pungent bulb.

Complete contest rules and online application forms are posted on the Gilroy Garlic Festival website at gilroygarlicfestival.com/festival/miss-gilroy-garlic. Entries must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 16, 2018. For additional information, call 408-842-1625.


About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The Gilroy Garlic Festival will be celebrating 40 years of family fun on July 27, 28, and 29, 2018, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® as the world’s largest garlic festival and draws over 100,000 guests from around the world. Presented by Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods, this three-day celebration features gourmet garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go to www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.


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