Festival of Lights Queen Pageant

Three women in formal gowns in front of a Christmas tree

2020 Festival Royalty

The 2020 Festival of Lights royalty is Queen Chloe Rogers (center), First Runner-up Jadelyn Everett (left) and Second Runner-up Jexie Bolding.

Contest Details

  • Sunday, November 7, 2021
  • Luncheon event; time to be announced
  • Location: Par-A-Dice Hotel ballroom
  • Entry forms available in Fall 2021

The woman who will reign over the 2021 Festival of Lights will be crowned at the conclusion of the 35th annual Festival of Lights Queen Pageant.

Contestants must be residents of East Peoria, students at East Peoria Community High School or alumni of EPCHS; be single; and between the ages of 16 and 20. They will be judged on poise, appearance, personality and a final question.

The entry fee and deadline will be announced in Fall 2021. Sponsors may be a business or individual.

Prizes and Queen's Duties

The queen will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and a package of prizes donated by local businesses. The first and second runners-up also receive prizes.

The queen and her court will ride on a float in the 37th annual Parade of Lights Saturday, November 20. The queen will also reign over all festivities for the 2021 Festival of Lights, make appearances at community events in 2022 and crown the 2022 queen.

Pageant Luncheon

The pageant ticket includes a luncheon. Ticket prices and how to obtain them will be announced. Queen contestants and their escorts do not need to purchase tickets.

More Information

For more information, call Teresa Mustain, 309-369-7030.