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Amateur Talent Contest


Twenty-one acts competed in the 40th Annual McLeod County Talent Competition on the North Corporate Tent stage Sunday, August 18. The audience was treated to a high-quality show, with entries from throughout the state. The first place winner in each division will be competing on the Family Fair Stage at Baldwin Park during the Minnesota State Fair. Best of Luck, and thank you for representing McLeod County at the State Fair!

Pre-Teen Division

1st Place Paris Baker and Juli Bjorklund - Clog Dancing, from Taylors Falls

2nd Place Grace Puckett - vocal, Hutchinson

3rd PlaceEthan Nelson - piano, Hutchinson

Teen Division

1st PlaceAedyn Colville - vocal, Kimball

2nd Place Henry Heinen - vocal/piano, Sartell

3rd PlaceLillie Imm - vocal, Maplewood

Open Division

1st PlaceDustin Meriwether - vocal, Minnetonka

2nd Place Hazel Heinen - dance, Sartell

3rd PlaceJohn Neufeld - vocal, Hutchinson

40th Annual Amateur Talent Contest

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Consider entering in the McLeod County Talent Contest this year! The contest will be held on Sunday at 12:00 pm in the Corporate Tent.

Entry forms will be accepted through August 10th, or until divisions are filled. There are two ways to enter:
  1. Download the Entry Rules and Entry Form pdf files linked below. Complete the form and mail it in with registration fee. Be sure to read the entry rules and information prior to applying to make sure you're eligible.
  2. Complete the online form at the bottom of this page and submit registration fee online. Be sure to read the entry rules and information prior to applying to make sure you're eligible.
Thank you for your interest!
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