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Applications for Mid-State Fair pageant now available 

Orientation meeting will be held April 6

Riley Shannon was named Miss California Mid-State Fair 2015.

Riley Shannon was named Miss California Mid-State Fair 2015.

–Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Miss California Mid-State Fair Pageant. Contestants must be between the ages of 17-22 on opening day of the 2016 Fair, be a current resident of San Luis Obispo County, and have never been married.

Each contestant will compete in five categories: Interview, Platform, Talent, Swimsuit and Evening Wear. In addition, each contestant will establish a platform of service for the fair. If selected as Queen or a Princess, they must be able to attend every day of the 2016 Fair, participating in numerous public events such as introducing performers, taking pictures and meeting with various dignitaries.

Contestants will receive numerous goodies, with the Queen and Princesses receiving prizes from local businesses. The pageant takes place on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. on the Frontier Stage. Admission and parking are free.

A no-obligation orientation meeting will be held Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the Skybox at the Paso Robles Event Center. Applications are officially due Friday, April 15, by 4 p.m., and are available at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside, Paso Robles or on-line at For more information, contact pageant coordinator Patti Lucas at (805) 612-6971 or via email at

The 2016 California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through July 31. This year’s theme is “The Adventure Continues…”


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