The contestants for Calaveras Rodeo Queen work on elegance, poise and forming lifelong friendships. They are judged on personality and appearance. Additionally, they are tested on knowledge of horsemanship, the rodeo, and the Calaveras County Fair. Throughout the contest they compete in the areas of horsemanship, personal interview, modeling, prepared speech and impromptu questions. After earning the title of Calaveras Rodeo Queen, the winner travels across the state representing Calaveras County Fair at other rodeos and parades.