Festival of Lights Queen Pageant

Contest Details

  • 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2022
  • Location: Par-A-Dice Hotel ballroom
  • Entry form to be available Fall 2022

The woman who will reign over the 2022 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.

Entry Fee

Entry fee is $75. Sponsors may be a business, organization 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 38th annual Parade of Lights Saturday, November 19, 20221. The queen will also reign over all festivities for the 2022 Festival of Lights, make appearances at community events in 2023 and crown the 2023 queen.

Pageant Tickets and Luncheon

The pageant ticket includes a plated lunch. Information about the lunch, ticket price and purchase locations will be announced in Fall 2022.

Queen contestants and their escorts do not need to purchase tickets.