Thursday, February 16th, 2023

(PASO ROBLES, CA) – Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Miss California Mid-State Fair Scholarship Pageant. Contestants must be between the ages of 17-24 on opening day of the Fair, Wednesday, July 19, 2023, and be a current resident of San Luis Obispo County, and have never been married.

Each contestant will compete in the following four categories: Interview, Fair/Pageant Platform, Talent, Final Question and Evening Wear. If selected as Queen or Princess, they must be able to attend every day of the 2023 Fair, participating in numerous public events, such as introducing performers, taking pictures and meeting with various dignitaries.

Contestants will receive swag, with the Queen receiving a $1,000.00 cash prize and 1st Princess $500.00 and 2nd Princess $250.00 and receiving prizes from local businesses. The pageant takes place on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm on the Frontier Stage. This show is free to watch with paid Fair admission.

Applications are due Friday, April 21, 2023 by 4:00 pm, and are available online at on the Applications page.

A no-obligation orientation meeting will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 5:30 pm in the Skybox at the Paso Robles Event Center. For more information, contact pageant coordinator Patti Lucas at 805-612-6971 or via email at

The 2023 California Mid-State Fair runs July 19 through July 30 and this year’s theme is “Shake, Rattle & Roll!” Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

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