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Posted on: October 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Festival of Lights Queen Pageant

Festival of Lights Queen Pageant logo with crown drawing

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Par-A-Dice Hotel Ballroom


The woman who will reign over the Festival of Lights will be crowned during the Festival of Lights Queen Pageant.


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

Pageant Winners

The queen receives 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 34th annual Festival of Lights Parade November 17. The queen will also reign over all festivities for the 2018 Festival of Lights, make appearances at community events in 2019 and crown the 2019 queen.

Pre-Pageant Luncheon

Pageant tickets cost $10 per person. Tickets will be available Oct. 29 through Nov. 9 at East Peoria City Hall, 401 W. Washington St., and EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive. Queen contestants and their escorts do not need to purchase tickets.

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

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