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Talent Contest

Kanabec County's got Talent and We
Want To See It!!!!
The Winners of this traditional part of the Kanabec County Fair  earn a trip to compete at the Minnesota State Fair
Singers * Dancers * Performers of All Kinds

Enter the Kanabec County Fair Amateur Talent Contest for a chance to win
cash prizes and perform at the Minnesota State Fair.
The Contest is July 28, 2019 at 3 pm.
At the Kanabec County Fair in the Civic Center.
It is always a fun afternoon with lots of talented people

There are 3 divisions: Preteen - ages 12 and Under
  Teen - ages 13 - 18
  Open - All ages

Come and show your talent to the community and be the next

Kanabec County Fair

Amateur Talent Show

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM


Yes, that’s right. You bring the talent! Now is the time to let your talent shine. Singing, dancing, juggling, whatever your talent is, now is your chance to show case that talent. The Kanabec  County Fair Talent Show is open to all amateur entertainers. Professionals (union musicians or those whose talent is a principal source of income) are not permitted to enter. Anyone interested must submit an entry form Kanabec County Fair Talent Show  2775 215th Ave, Mora MN 55051 before July 27, 2019.  Applications will be accepted on a first- come basis with a goal total of 20 contestants.


1) Categories: (Ages as of Contest Day) Accompanists, when not a part of the act, may be any age. In the case of a duet or group,the age category will be determined by the oldest member.

A. Open: 19 and over (younger may choose to compete in this group)

B. Teen: 13-18 years

C. Pre-teen: 12 years and under

(2) Facilities: Stage located in the Civic Center.

(3) Sound Equipment Provided: A microphone system will be available.

(4) Performance Time: The time limit is 5 minutes. Points will be marked off for contestants going overtime. Musical groups and vocalists are allowed to perform a medley of songs but must remain within the time limit.

(5) Prizes:

A. Open: ……………..1st Place - Trophy, $50, State Fair ……………2nd Place- Trophy

B. Teen: ………………1st Place - Trophy, $50, State Fair ……………2nd Place- Trophy

C. Pre-Teen: …….….1st Place - Trophy, $50, State Fair ……….….2nd Place- Trophy

(6) Guidelines for Judges: Judges will be evaluating on the following criteria: Audience appeal, content, performance, staging and costuming.

 (7) Acts having a technical problem are asked to stop immediately and ask for assistance.

(8) Accompaniment: Vocalists may use recorded accompaniment, provided it contains instrumental accompaniment ONLY; absolutely no vocals are allowed on the recording. For recorded accompaniment, a CD is required.


Name(s) Individual or Group Members______________________________________________________


Age (of groups oldest member)____________________________________________________________


Contact Person ________________________________________________________________________


Address ______________________________________________________________________________


Contact  Phone __________________________________________________________________________


Entry Level (Select one with an X) Open_______ Teen _______ Pre-Teen _________


Type of Act ________________________________________________________________________

* Send this registration to:
Kanabec County Fair Talent Contest
2775 215th Ave
Mora, MN 55051

or Bring to the Kanabec County Fair Office after Tuesday July 24

Click Here for a set of Printable Rules and Registration Form