The contestants have already had private interviews with a panel of judges.
Tonight the contestants will continue in the preliminary rounds leading up to the big night.
Tomorrow the top ten will compete where there's a lot up for grabs, including the crown and title of Miss Arkansas.
"It comes with a $20,000 scholarship which that in itself is amazing. A prize package worth over $75,000 and a chance to represent Arkansas at Miss America. And even for the 45 that don't win the crown it's still an amazing experience," says Toni Bahn.
Over $85,000 worth of scholarships will be handed out to contestants. The competition continues tonight at seven at Summit Arena at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs.
The finals starts tomorrow night at seven.
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