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."

Queen Aleah Steger and Jr. Queen Macie Luce, stop at the state line for a trendy traditional photo at Minnesota welcome sign. They are on their way to a fun weekend in St Paul for the Coolest Celebration on Earth. The 133rd Saint Paul Winter Carnival!

Aleah Steger, Miss Ipswich 2019 Sr Snow Queen, 2019 SD Jr Snow Queen Macie Luce