How to Become.... A Winter Carnival Princess

The Queen of the Snows Candidate program offers women an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The Candidate program runs from middle of November thru the end of January with coronation landing at the end of January. The Queen of the 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 age requirement is 21 (and a high school graduate), by Coronation day.


Candidates are encouraged to run based upon their appropriateness as ambassadors of goodwill for the Winter Carnival and the City of Saint Paul. Qualifications include good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to the time/energy/monetary requirements that are necessary to fulfill the one-year term as a Queen or Princess.

2018 Candidate Meet & Greet

Thursday, October 12 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mama T's Castle Tap

2500 Rice St, Little Canada, Minnesota 55113

Candidate Applications are due:

Friday, November 10 at 4 PM

Saint Paul Festival and Hertitage Foundation

75 5th St W, #429, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Download the application now!

If they have any questions or concerns about the QOS program or Winter Carnival, they may contact us at Or they can check out their Facebook page - Queen of the Snows Candidates for questions and up to date information.