Each year the Antelope Valley Fair brings together a new theme, memorable artwork, and a wonderful group of young women to help celebrate the summer festival.
A cherished tradition of the fair has been the naming of Miss Antelope Valley to lead her royal court of community queens. Miss Antelope Valley and the community queens reign over the fair festivities as well as serving as ambassadors in many events throughout the Valley.
Although young women had been awarded the crown since 1912, the Antelope Valley Fair did not begin sponsoring the contest until 1945. In the early years, the queen was determined by which contestant sold the most tickets and raised the most money for charitable projects. Since 1948 the Tournament of Roses Queen Committee has participated in the selection the Miss Antelope Valley. Over the years scholarships have become a welcome addition to the Miss Antelope Valley experience.