Talent Show

Amateur Talent Show ~ Washington County 2024

Washington County’s Got Talent

Washington County’s Got Talent will bring you awe and laughter and maybe even a surprise or two. Join us as competitor’s young and old sing, dance and perform their talents. Perhaps you’ve got talent. If so, enter into Washington County’s Got Talent.

To Enter the Talent Show attend an audition in person or fill out the form below. Free to enter.

Auditions

Auditions for the Washington County Fair Amateur Talent Shows will be held in the Park Pavilion on the fairgrounds. Attend the audition day of your choice, but you must attend one of these auditions to be considered for the Washington County Talent Show. There are no other available dates/times for auditions.

Thursday, July 18, 2024: 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 20, 2024: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

If you cannot make in-person auditions, submit the form below along with a recording of your act.

Three Divisions of Competition:

Pre-Teen Division

Contestants 12 years of age and younger

Teen Division

Contestants 13-18 years of age

Open Division

Open to all contestants, regardless of age

Finalists

Each division will perform at the Washington County Fair in the Park Pavilion.

Pre-Teen Division ~ Wednesday, July 31, 2024 – 8:00 pm

Teen Division ~ Thursday, August 1, 2024 – 8:00 pm

Open Division ~ Friday August 2 , 2024 – 8:00 pm

Rules

Three Divisions of competition:

Pre-Teen Division ~ Contestants 12 years of age and younger

Teen Division ~ Contestants 13 – 18 years of age

Open Division ~ Open to all contestants, regardless of age

The talent show is open to all amateur entertainers. There is no fee or pre-registration to audition. All contestants will be judged on quality of performance, stage presence, entertainment value, and selection. The Washington County’s Got Talent show adheres to the guidelines set by the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Show.

Performances are limited to four minutes. Contestants are allowed to perform a medley of tunes, but must remain within the four-minute time limit.

Vocalists may use recorded accompaniment, provided the recording contains musical accompaniment ONLY… absolutely no vocals of any kind are allowed on recording (State Fair rules).

Contestants may only audition one act.

Washington County Fair is a family fair. Please ensure that the act you choose is an age-appropriate piece in regards to content and costume. 

The Park Pavilion is an outdoor facility with a roof. The stage is 40 feet wide and 20 feet deep, with a wood
floor. Contestants are encouraged to come in costume, since the changing facilities are small.

If the 2023 talent show first place winner chooses to compete in 2024:
 The Pre-Teen Division winner is required to audition in the Teen or Open Division,
 The Teen Division winner is required to audition in the Open Division,
 The Open Division winner is not eligible to participate in 2024.

ALL AUDIO and MUSIC MUST BE ON AN AUDIO CD and labeled

NO CELL PHONES/USB THUMB DRIVES FOR AUDIO or MUSIC
(due to issues such as passcodes on phones, compatibility, etc.)

Prizes

Cash Prizes will be awarded to winners in each division:

Pre-Teen Division

  • 1st Place – $150*
  • 2nd Place – $120*
  • 3rd Place – $100
  • 4th Place – $80

Teen Division

  • 1st Place – $150*
  • 2nd Place – $120*
  • 3rd Place – $100
  • 4th Place – $80

Open Division

  • 1st Place – $150*
  • 2nd Place – $120*
  • 3rd Place – $100
  • 4th Place – $80

* Plus, entry as a semi-finalist in the County Fair Amateur Talent Contest during the Minnesota State Fair

Additional Information

The Washington County Fair operates an “All Pay Gate” policy. All contestants are responsible for gate admission. Parking is free.

Daily Admision

8 Years & Older

$10.00

Youth 7 & under

FREE

Advanced Season Pass

Pack of 5 tickets, valid any day of the fair (sold at the fair office Monday, July 29, 2023 and Tuesday, July 30, 2024)

8 Years & Older

$25.00

$25.00

Youth 7 & under

FREE
FREE

For more information, please call or email:
Kim (651) 433-0103 or washingtoncofair@gmail.com

Washington County’s Got Talent Application

You ONLY need to complete the form if you are submitting an audition electronically.

Talent Show Entry Form

Max. file size: 512 MB.
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Name(Required)
Parent/Guardian Signature (if under 18 years old)