Chicago Gaelic Park elects a new Irish Festival Queen and a runner-up every March. The newly crowned Irish Festival Queen enjoys participating in ceremonies, contests, Irish Fest and many activities. She also participates in the many St. Patrick's Day Parades. Prizes to the newly crowned queen include a $750 travel voucher among many others. The newly elected runner-up will also participate in the activities and receive many prizes. All single girls of Irish heritage, aged 18-26 (up to March 4th) are invited to enter with a registration fee of $10.