The Gilroy Rodeo celebrates the tradition of having a dynamic young lady serve as Miss Gilroy Rodeo. Candidates who compete for the coveted title must not only display exceptional horsemanship skills, but speak intelligently and display dignity in all situations. During her reign, Miss Gilroy Rodeo represents the Gilroy Rodeo and our community at events and rodeos throughout California.


Contestants must: 

  • Attend all events outlined in the Miss Gilroy Rodeo contestant guide 

  • Dress in rodeo queen attire during competition and ALL rodeo performances and events you attend. 

  • Be between the ages of 18-24 years of age as of January 1st, 2021

  • Be a resident of the following counties: Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey or Santa Cruz

  • Be single and never have been married or entered into a marriage contract that was annulled. 

  • Not be, nor have been, pregnant.

  • Conduct themselves in a ladylike behavior in every situation. 

    • Failure to do so, may result in removal from the Miss Gilroy Rodeo Queen competition at the discretion of the queen committee.


  • Application Open: May 12th

  • Application Closed: July 31st

  • Contest Dates: Sunday August 8th

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with the Coronavirus (COVID 19), all contest details and dates are subject to change. We will post any updates here and on our social media platforms.

For a detailed contest overview, please download and access the following Contestant Handbook. The Gilroy Rodeo Royalty Committee encourages you to read the manual in its entirety. As it contains an in-depth overview of the competition and scoring. 


For any questions, please contact


We can't wait to meet you! Applications close July 31st, 2021.