The Aberdeen Snow Queen Festival began after WW II when officials from the St. Paul Winter Carnival approached Aberdeen with the idea of becoming a satellite of the Carnival.
The first Queen was crowned in January 1947.
As  a part of the South Dakota Snow Queen Royal Family, the Queen and Jr Queen serve as ambassadors for the Festival and the state of South Dakota, appearing throughout the region at official Festival, local and state events during their year reign.

“In every woman, there is a Queen.”

Our 2021 Snow Queen April Simon and Jr. Snow Queen Olivia Hadrick