40th Annual “Mrs. America Pageant” returns to Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino August 27

40th Annual "Mrs. America Pageant" returns to Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino August 27
The 40th annual Mrs. America Pageant will once again return to its original home at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino this summer (Pictured: Mrs. America 2015 Madelin Gwin)

Hosted by actress Florence Henderson, star of the classic show “The Brady Bunch,” the 2016 Mrs. America Pageant will be held Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the renowned International Westgate Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

Preliminaries for the 2016 Mrs. America Pageant will be held Thursday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A winner will be crowned during the final competition on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The winner of the 2016 Mrs. America Pageant will go on to represent the United States in the internationally-televised Mrs. World Pageant.

The Mrs. America Pageant, rich in history, was first held in 1938 and continued until 1968. The pageant was revived after a nine-year hiatus in 1977 at the-then Las Vegas Hilton by David Marmel who, after a career in professional athletics and television production, helped transform the pageant into the multifaceted event is it today. The event was the first, and remains the foremost, competition for the married woman of the United States. For nearly four decades, Mrs. America has epitomized excellence, professionalism and the celebration of family values.

Tickets are available for purchase by phone at 310-829-9902 and in-person the day of the show. The 2016 Mrs. America Pageant will be streamed for free at www.mrsamerica.com. For additional details, please visit www.mrsamerica.com.