Queen of Snows Candidate Program Opens

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Queen of Snows Candidate Program. Since 1886, the Queen of Snows Candidate Program offers women an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Each January, five women are chosen to serve as Aurora, Queen of the Snows and the North, East, West and South Wind Princesses. These five Royal Women serve as public relations ambassadors for their sponsors, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and the City of Saint Paul throughout 2018.

The Queen of Snows program is open to all women. There are no restrictions with regard to marital status, dependents, place of residence or employment status. The minimum requirements are to be 21 years of age by Coronation Day (January 26, 2018) and be a high school graduate.

“Being a working mother, a wife, and a student I hope that my reign as Queen of Snows shows women who worry about having too many commitments to run that they can do it! This candidacy is a once in a lifetime experience, that creates long lasting friendships, expands networks and allows for personal and professional growth. Any woman who feels the call to be a great ambassador of our right royal winter capitol of Saint Paul or to inspire others to get out and give back to the community, must pursue this opportunity.” – Alyssa Sigafus, 2016 Aurora Queen of the Snows.

A Candidate Meet and Greet will be held on October 12 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Mama T’s Castle Tap (Lower Level), 2500 Rice Street, Little Canada, MN 55113. This is a casual setting for those that are considering running as a Candidate for the Queen of Snows with the 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival (January 25-February 10, 2018) to ask questions and mingle with other candidates. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the Candidate Committee and the 2017 Royal Women. 

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is produced by The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage foundation a non-profit organization that produces two large festivals a year – The Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Cinco de Mayo West Side Saint Paul. The mission of the Foundation is to foster a sense of community, pride, belonging and connectedness by celebrating Saint Paul’s unique history and emerging heritage through fun and educational experiences.

Click Here for more information on the Queen of Snows Candidate Program