Columbia, SC (WLTX)- If you've noticed an influx of sashes and tiaras in and around Columbia that's because Saturday is the beginning of Miss South Carolina Pageant Week.
The arrival ceremony was held at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Columbia. This will be the first event held that leads to crowning the next Miss South Carolina 2013.
There will be over 200 contestants that will compete in the categories of Miss SC, Miss Teen SC, Princess and Prince SC.
Also in attendance will be Miss South Carolina 2012 and first runner-up to Miss America, Ali Rogers. Miss South Carolina Teen 2012 and Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2013, Rachel Wyatt, Miss South Carolina Teen 2012, Sydney Sill and Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund.
The final pageant and crowning of new title holders will be held Saturday, July 13 7-10 pm.
There are two ways to obtain tickets to the event:
From the Township Auditorium Box Office located at 1703 Taylor St.
The Township Auditorium box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm, and Saturday, noon to 4pm. On the day of the event, the box office will remain open until one hour after showtime. For additional box office information, call (803) 576-2350 during box office business hours.
or you can get tickets From Ticketmaster:
Please call 1-800-745-3000 to charge by phone, click on Ticketmaster.com or visit any Ticketmaster Outlet.