Southeast Regional State Fair Pageant Finalists Named

Eight contestants to compete Oct. 19 for title

Little Rock, AR –The Southeast Regional pageant for Miss Arkansas State Fair and Junior Miss Arkansas State Fair was held at the 80th Arkansas State Fair Thursday night.

Eight young women advanced to the final pageants to be held October 19 in Arkansas Hall on the state fairgrounds in Little Rock.

Advancing to Saturday’s finale are, in alphabetical order:


Sarah Helms, Monticello, AR, representing Southwest District

Madison McGhee, representing Bradley County

Cadyn Qualls, Conway, AR; representing Faulker County**

Faith Sipes, Rison AR; representing Cleveland County

** - Interview Award recipient


Stephanie McKinney, Rison, AR; representing Cleveland County

Dixie Morrison, Monticello, AR; representing Drew County

Ainsley Purifoy, Louann, AR; representing Ouachita County

Haven Williams, representing Pulaski County

Maggie Harrell of Harrell, AR, representing Calhoun County, received the Interview Award in the Junior Division.

The Arkansas State Fair continues through Oct. 20 at the State Fairgrounds in Little Rock.