Updated: July 09, 2021 10:56 AM
Created: July 09, 2021 10:24 AM
The Minnesota State Fair's amateur talent contest will return this summer, bringing to the stage an array of talents such as singers, dancers, instrumentalists and every type of performer in between for fair guests to enjoy and support as they all compete to be named the state's top talent.
Registration for this year's event is open to everyone through 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.
In total, nearly $20,000 in prize money will be awarded to the first- through third-place winners in three divisions: Open Division (any age), Teen Division (ages 13-18) and Preteen Division (ages 12 and under).
According to a release, auditions run from July 26 to Aug. 1 at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell on the state fairgrounds. Auditions begin at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The public can attend the auditions for free.
From auditions, semifinalists will be selected to perform during the first 10 days of this year's Minnesota State Fair at 6 p.m. on the Leinie Lodge Bandshell stage. Winners from the semifinals will then compete in the finals at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 5, on the Grandstand stage. The finals are open to the public and free to attend.
Participants can register online. Entry forms may also be printed and returned through the mail.
For more information, call 651-288-4395 or email email@example.com.
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