SOUTH COUNTY — The search is on for the next Miss Salinas Valley Fair, as the application period officially opens for local high school girls to apply for the 2019 competition.
Junior and senior girls who live in and are students of a school district in the counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, southern Santa Clara and northern San Luis Obispo or in the towns of Parkfield and Coalinga are eligible to compete this year. Contestants must be 16 to 19 years old, prior to the competition.
The 2019 Miss Salinas Valley Fair contest is scheduled for March 15-16 at the fairgrounds in King City.
Entrants will be judged on personality (40 percent), scholastic ability (25 percent), poise and appearance (20 percent) and horsemanship (15 percent). The 2019 Miss Salinas Valley Fair will receive a $2,000 scholarship, a sterling silver belt buckle and other prizes.
Awards will also be given to the winner of each competition category.
In addition to her many duties as Miss Salinas Valley Fair, this year’s winner will reign over the 75th annual event in King City set for May 16-19 and will have the opportunity to represent the fair in the Miss California Rodeo contest in Salinas.
Applications are available online at salinasvalleyfair.com or by calling the Salinas Valley Fair office at 831-385-3243.
Deadline to apply is Monday, March 4.
For more information, contact Darla Mantel at 831-595-1250 or email [email protected].