Who Will Wear the Garlic Crown? Entries Now Being Accepted for 2019 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival
July 26, 27 & 28, 2019



Who Will Wear the Garlic Crown? Entries Now Being Accepted for 2019 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant

February 13, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): Royals wanted! Online applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant. Young women 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 19. 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 Festival 2019 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 26, 27, and 28, 2019 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.

2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Sloane Pace won a total of $12,000 in scholarships (including $10,000 from Christopher Ranch and $1,000 from Olam) to support her studies in molecular and cellular biology at U.C. Berkeley.

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 8, 2019. For additional information, call 408-842-1625.


About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be on July 26, 27, and 28, 2019, 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 thousands of garlic-loving guests from around the globe every year. 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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