Talent Show

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.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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

NO CELL PHONES/USB THUMB DRIVES FOR AUDIO and MUSIC (Reason is various issues such as passcodes on phones, etc. can be an issue during showtime)

The talent show contest 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 Fair Amateur 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 taped accompaniment, provided the tape contains musical accompaniment ONLY…absolutely no vocals of any kind are allowed on tape (State Fair rules).

Contestants may only audition one act.

Washington County is a family fair.  Please see 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 2018 talent show first place winner chooses to compete in 2019:

  • 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 is not eligible to participate in 2019

Three Divisions of competition:

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

q  Teen Division ~ Contestants 13 – 18 years of age

q  Open Division ~ Open to all contestants, regardless of age

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

q  Pre-Teen Division ~ Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 8:00 pm

q  Teen Division ~ Thursday, August 1, 2019 – 8:00 pm

q  Open Division ~ Friday, August 2, 2019 – 8:00 pm

Cash Prizes will be awarded to winners in each division:


1st Place *

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

Pre-Teen Division





Teen Division





Open Division





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

Minnesota State Fair

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


Adults ~

16 years of age

and over

Children ~

6 –15 years

of age

Children ~

5 and under

Daily Admission




Advanced Season Pass ~

valid all 5 days of the fair

(ONLY sold at the fair office Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31, 2018)




For more information please call or email:

Kim (651) 433-0103 or washingtoncofair@gmail.com