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Miss America Sets Date, Schedule for 2013

"Miss America’s return to her home in Atlantic City, New Jersey will be a 13 day event following Labor Day weekend and will include three nights of Preliminary Competitions that will take place on Sept. 10, 11 and 12 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall."

By Jeff Schwachter
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Deidre Downs being crowned 2005 Miss America in Atlantic City.

Photo by Don Kravitz

The Miss America Pageant will not be held on a Saturday this year, likely due to ABC running Saturday night football in September.

On Wednesday, March 20, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced the date for the Miss America pageant, which is returning to Atlantic City this September, as announced this past winter.

The pageant will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, according to The Miss America Organization (MAO) and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), the Atlantic City Alliance (ACA) and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA).
 
"Miss America’s return to her home in Atlantic City, New Jersey will be a 13 day event following Labor Day weekend and will include three nights of Preliminary Competitions that will take place on Sept. 10, 11 and 12 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall," read the statement released Wednesday by the MAO. "This historic return to Atlantic City will be a monumental event complete with the much anticipated Miss America 'Show Us Your Shoes Parade' that will be held on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, Sept. 14."

“We are so excited to announce the date and sincerely thank Governor Chris Christie and the State of New Jersey and Atlantic City for their help in bringing Miss America home," said
Sam Haskell III, chairman of the Board for the MAO.

"We look forward to creating an incredible new era for our organization as we return to Atlantic City on September 15th live on ABC! We are now looking forward to creating the most exciting television event ever for Miss America’s return home with the support of our network partner ABC — we know it will be a spectacular television event.”

Meanwhile, Miss America’s president and CEO Art McMaster stated.“This September, we will be proud to showcase Atlantic City and Miss America together on network television. Miss America has evolved into a national pastime and our organization enables over 12,000 young women to participate in our scholarship program each and every year. We know that the country will embrace our return to our birthplace and experience a new and very relevant Miss America,”
 
Tickets for the Miss America 2014 Competition will be on sale soon. The MAO says to check its Web site in May for details (missamerica.org).

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1. Anonymous said... on Apr 29, 2013 at 01:11PM

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2. Anonymous said... on Apr 29, 2013 at 01:12PM

“does anyone know what time the parade will start on Saturday?”

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3. Anonymous said... on Apr 29, 2013 at 01:12PM

“does anyone know what time the parade will start on Saturday?”

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4. Anonymous said... on Apr 29, 2013 at 01:12PM

“does anyone know what time the parade will start on Saturday?”

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5. now nag said... on May 1, 2013 at 06:15AM

“Good riddance NJ can have It in Vegas we don't expolit women We sell them, as proud member of N.O.W Im glad to see it go”

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6. Anonymous said... on Jul 22, 2013 at 01:08AM

“Does anyone know what time on the 15th the pageant will be played on ABC for Pacific time?”

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7. Nancy Jane Seibert said... on Aug 31, 2013 at 07:05PM

“Having been proud of the Miss America Pageant growing up in the great state of New Jersey, I am so happy it is returning!!!! It was like moving the Statue of Liberty to Las Vegas!!! It's a tradition born and raised in Atlantic City NJ!!! Let's keep it here!!!”

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8. L.N. said... on Sep 6, 2013 at 08:36AM

“Glad to have the Pageant back in Atlantic City, however, it is being held on Yom Kipper Kol Nidra and the whole Jewish population will not be attending. since it is our most religious holiday. How inconsiderate of the Miss America Pageant Board of Directors to do such a thing.

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9. donna said... on Sep 6, 2013 at 12:43PM

“what time is parade in Atlantic City- 9-14-2013”

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10. anna said... on Sep 6, 2013 at 04:43PM

“5.00 pm from Revel”

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11. Anonymous said... on Sep 9, 2013 at 06:20PM

“Can it be watched online?”

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