Your daughter could be the next Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Queen!

This annual contest and event is a great way for girls to give back to the community, build confidence and just have fun.

As of Friday, March 15, The Chamber is accepting applications for strawberry queen contestants.

Girls ages 5-18 are eligible to participate in the contest on a first-come, first-served basis.

To compete, the girls must sell as many prize drawing tickets as possible from March 15 through April 19. The tickets will be sold for $1.00 each and buyers will be entered to win cash prizes of $500, $300, $200 and $100.  Proceeds will go toward scholarship funds.

The top ticket seller will be crowned as Queen.  In addition to receiving the coveted crown & sash, the Queen will win a cash prize and make appearances throughout the year at community events. Two runners up will be crowned 1st and 2nd Princesses. Other honors will be given for the contestants who are deemed Most Photogenic and Best Personality.

The Strawberry Queen Contest Coronation Pageant will take place on Friday, April 26th at 7:00 PM at the Santa Maria Fairpark as part of the Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival. The event is generously sponsored by Driscoll’s

Registration is simple. just download this form, fill it out and bring it along with a photo the Chamber office beginning Friday, March 15, 9am-4pm at the Chamber office located 614 S Broadway.

Contact (805) 925-2403×812 or email with any questions.

Good luck!