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Amateur Talent Contest

41st 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 NOON in the Corporate Tent.

Entry forms will be accepted through August 15th, 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!


2021 Amateur Talent Contest

Thank you for your interest in the McLeod County Fair Amateur Talent Contest! Please review the Entry Rules & Information prior to filling out and submitting this entry form. Entry deadline is August 15th, or until all divisions are filled. Each act must submit their own entry form and payment to be a contestant.

Contact Information

If a group, enter info. for primary adult contact:
phone number of primary contact


Division I wish to enter: only one option may be selected.

Entry Details

Will you need a keyboard?

Have you ever performed as a professional on a regular employment basis? (see rule 1)

Entry Fee

Amateur Talent Contest Entry Fee
A $15 entry fee must accompany this entry form. $5 will be returned upon completion of your act. The $15 entry fee must be submitted along with this entry form. Enter a quantity of "1" in the box below. Payment screen will follow. One entry/form.
I acknowledge that I have read the entry rules and agree to abide by them. The personal information above is correct. By accepting this agreement, the contact person listed above provides consent for contestants and serves as a signature of adult consent for applicants under the age of 18, if applicable.
I agree to the terms and conditions
Return this entry form as soon as possible. Entry deadline is August 15th, however, later entries are accepted if divisions are not yet full.


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
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