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2013 Don Diego de Vargas y La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe Application Now Available

Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. seeks community members interested in portraying the role of General Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™ for the 301st Fiesta de Santa Fe™, which is scheduled for the week of Aug. 31- Sept. 8, 2013.

Don Diego SilhouetteThe Fiesta Council will accept applications for the popular roles through Friday, April 12, 2013. American Indian women between the ages of 18-25 who are interested in representing their respective Pueblos are encouraged to apply for one of two positions for that role.

The 2013 Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™ will be announced on Saturday, May 4, 2013 during the Baile de Mayo which begins at 7:30 p.m., at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The Community is invited to attend.

Apply Today – 2013 Application Fiesta Royalty Application

Each spring the Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. hosts a contest in which local men and women compete to secure the coveted roles of Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™. The contestants are required to deliver a speech in English and Spanish, and are quizzed on their knowledge of historical events surrounding fiesta. The public is encouraged to attend the Contest Selection which is scheduled for 7:30 pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at The Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Don Diego de Vargas candidates must be 25 years of age or older, the successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to select up to sixteen individuals to serve on his Cuadrilla. La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™ candidates must be 21-30 years of age and the successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to select up to four Princesas to serve on her Royal Court.

All candidates are required to submit with their application a fingerprint based background check through the Department of Public Safety, said Sparks

The sponsorship fee for the 2012 applicants is $400 per contestant. For more information, please call 505 / 913-1517 or email info@santafefiesta.org.

Deadline for Application is Friday, April 12, 2013 at 5 PM.

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