Miss Virginia competition returns to the Star City

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:55 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Miss Virginia competition is returning to Roanoke. The Berglund Center will host the event June 23 to 25.

The competition will be back in Roanoke for its 67th year after taking place in Lynchburg in the past, and being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The candidates arrived this week for orientation and were welcomed in Rockledge with a special guest, Mrs. Suzanne Youngkin, wife of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin.

Miss Virginia Organization has been in Roanoke since 1953 and remains so to this day.

In 2018, the Miss Virginia Organization Competition moved to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, but the competition returned to Roanoke in 2021.

Miss Virginia has had four women to hold the title of Miss America — Kylene Barker – Miss America 1979, Nicole Johnson - Miss America 1999, Caressa Cameron - Miss America 2010, and Camille Schrier - Miss America 2020.

Here is a list of events:

Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 pm - 1st night of Preliminary Competition

Friday, June 24 at 7:30 pm - 2nd night of Preliminary Competition

Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 am - Miss Virginia ”Show Us Your Shoes” Parade: Participants will be departing from Hotel Roanoke and will be circling the block around the hotel.

Tickets will be sold online and at the pageant store at the Hotel Roanoke, in the lobby at the merchandise table during shows, and at the door.

The Miss Virginia Pageant finals will be held Saturday, June 25 at 7:00 pm at the Berglund Center.

You can learn more about tickets by visiting Berglund Center’s ticket website or the Miss Virginia website.

Miss Virginia's competition returns to Roanoke.
Miss Virginia's competition returns to Roanoke. (Kimberly Needles)

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