Miss Arkansas pageant to leave Hot Springs for Little Rock | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Miss Arkansas pageant to leave Hot Springs for Little Rock

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 1:47 PM

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The Miss Arkansas Pageant will relocate next year  after 58 years in Hot Springs. The board of the pageant made the decision today to move to Little Rock, according to KARK. It will be in the newly renovated Robinson Auditorium.

The state pageant had to shift dates to accommodate the Miss America pageant and Hot Springs already had commitments for the time slot sought.

Said Steve Arrison, CEO of  Visit Hot Springs, the convention and visitors bureau:

After a long and mutually beneficial relationship extending for 58 years, Hot Springs regrets that the organizers of the Miss Arkansas Pageant today decided to change the location of the pageant.

The Visit Hot Springs staff worked hard to keep the pageant in the city that has been its home for more than a half century. But because of existing contracts with other customers extending for 10 years into the future we were unable to accommodate the pageant organizers’ request to change the pageant dates.

We understand the pageant organizers’ decision and wish the pageant continued success in its new location.

And we will work hard to get the pageant back for Hot Springs if the organizers ever decide to change their minds.

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