Can you juggle, play an instrument, do magic? The Minnesota State Fair is looking for you! It was just announced that you can now register to audition to be a part of the 46th Annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest!

There are three divisions: Open Division (any age), Teen Division (ages 13-18) and Preteen Division (ages 12 and under). You need to register by 4pm on Wednesday, July 25th. Auditions are being held at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell on the fairgrounds on Monday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 29th. Auditions will start at 5:30pm on the weekdays and 11am on that Saturday and Sunday.

If you don't want to audition but still want to check out all of the talent Minnesotans have to offer the public is welcome to watch auditions for free!

After the auditions, they select certain acts to advance to the semifinals. Semifinalists will perform during the first 10 days of the fair at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell starting at 6pm. If you're selected to advance beyond the semifinals, the finals take place at the Grandstand at 7:30pm on Sunday, September 2nd.

All shows, including the finals, are open to the public and free to attend with fair admission!

Now for the most important part: THE PRIZES!

This year the talent show is sponsored by JACK'S Pizza and they're providing a $10,000 Grand Prize as well as many other prizes for runner-ups!

 

Special prize packages include:

Open Division Grand Prize: $10,000, an exclusive JACK’S® Pizza Prize Pack and one year’s worth of JACK’S® Pizza

Open Division 2nd Place: $2,500 and an exclusive JACK’S® Pizza Prize Pack

Open Division 3rd Place: $1,000 and an exclusive JACK’S® Pizza Prize Pack

Teen and Preteen Divisions 1st Place: $2,500 and an exclusive JACK’S® Pizza Prize Pack

Teen and Preteen Divisions 2nd Place: $750 and an exclusive JACK’S® Pizza Prize Pack

Teen and Preteen Divisions 3rd Place: $500 and an exclusive JACK’S® Pizza Prize Pack

 

If you're on the fence about auditioning, just do it! You never know what could happen!

You can register for auditions HERE!

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