Dick Antoine, World’s Tallest Leprechaun, Retires

World’s Tallest Leprechaun Retires, Spa Native Taking Place For 1st Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — The World’s Tallest Leprechaun is hanging up his green duds, and a Hot Springs native will be stepping into the role — albeit in a smaller frame — for the First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17 in downtown Hot Springs.

Dick Antoine, widely recognized as one of Hot Springs’ biggest promoters, is retiring after being involved as a huge leprechaun from the very beginning of the parade in 2003.

His successor leprechaun — though not the world’s tallest — will be Roger Scott, a Hot Springs native who now is one of the hosts of the wildly popular “Show With No Name” on Little Rock radio station 103.7 The Buzz.