Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant



Sunday, May 6 at Gilroy Gardens

Young ladies between the ages of 18 - 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. Contestants are judged by a panel of five judges on personal interview, talent, garlic speech and on-stage question. The winner will be crowned Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival 2018 and receive a $1,000 prize. The First Runner-Up receives $500, and Second Runner-Up receives $250. Contestants are also eligible for other awards, including Christopher Ranch scholarship prizes of $10,000 for the Queen, $5,000 for First Runner-Up, $3,000 for Second Runner-Up, and $1,500 for each Princess.

The Queen and her Court represent Gilroy at various festivities leading up to the Festival. 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.

The 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant will be held on Sunday, May 6th at 3:00 pm at the Gilroy Gardens Lakeside Amphitheater. We invite you to come and see these talented ladies compete for the honor of being the 40th annual Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen!

Pre-sale pageant tickets will be available for purchase from any of the contestants or in the Garlic Festival Office for $15 (pageant only) or $20 (pageant and dinner reception immediately following). On the day of the event, tickets for the pageant only may be purchased at the gate for $20. Separate Gilroy Gardens park admission is not required for this event.


Photos by Lora Schraft