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Don Diego de Vargas / La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe ™


Candidate Requirements for General Don Diego de Vargas

  1. Must be interested in portraying the role of General Don Diego de Vargas for ONE YEAR (1 year) from the date of his selection as General de Vargas until his successor has been selected as General de Vargas.
  2. Candidate must be of Spanish descent and have a Spanish surname.
  3. Candidate must be at least between the ages of 21 and 50 years old
  4. Candidate must have been born in the State of New Mexico and must be a Santa Fe County resident for a minimum of five (5) years.
  5. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English and be willing to do so at Pre-Fiesta and Fiesta events.
  6. Candidate, should he be selected to portray General de Vargas, will be required to sign a contract consenting to his full cooperation and understanding of his duties as outlined in the Rules and Regulations of the Santa Fe Fiesta Council Guidelines, which will be given to each candidate.
  7. Candidate must pay for and submit with his application to the Santa Fe Fiesta Council a background/fingerprint check with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, 4491 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM, 505 / 827 9233.
  8. Candidate must be willing to be judged on Appearance, Poise, Personality, Sincerity, Spanish and English speech and knowledge of the history of the Santa Fe Fiesta (in English & Spanish).
  9. Selected Candidate will be able to select his own Cuadrilla (16 Men)
  10. Candidate application must be accompanied by the sponsorship fee in order for the application to be considered complete.

Download 2018 SF Fiesta Candidate Application

Candidate Requirements for La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe

  1. Must be interested in portraying the role of La Reina de La Fiesta for ONE YEAR (1 year) from the date of her selection as La Reina de La Fiesta until her successor has been selected and duly crowned as La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe.
  2. Candidate must be of Spanish descent and have a Spanish surname.
  3. Candidate must be between the ages of 21 and 35 years old.
  4. Candidate must have been born in the State of New Mexico and must be a Santa Fe County resident for a minimum of five (5) years.
  5. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English and be willing to do so at Pre-Fiesta and Fiesta events.
  6. Candidate, should she be selected as La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe, will be required to sign a contract consenting to her full cooperation and understanding of her duties as outlined in the Rules and Regulations of the Santa Fe Fiesta Council Guidelines, which will be given to each candidate.
  7. Candidate shall NEVER have been married, nor shall she do so throughout her entire reign as La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe.
  8. Candidate shall NOT have any children, nor shall she become pregnant throughout her entire reign as La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe.
  9. Candidate must pay for and submit with application, to the Santa Fe Fiesta Council, a background/fingerprint check with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.
  10. Candidate must be willing to be judged on Appearance, Poise, Personality, Sincerity, Spanish and English speech and knowledge of the history of the Santa Fe Fiesta (in English & Spanish).
  11. Selected Candidate will be able to select her own Royal Court (up to 4 Princesas).
  12. Candidate application must be accompanied by the sponsorship fee in order for the application to be considered complete.

Download 2018 SF Fiesta Candidate Application