The MSF Amateur Talent Contest has been a Minnesota State Fair tradition for 45 years. Approximately 400 talented performers audition in late July in one of three divisions (open, teen and preteen) for a chance to move on to the semifinals round held during the fair. One hundred and twenty semifinalists then compete for a place among the performers in the finals round. The final round of competition will feature the 26 remaining contestants performing under the bright lights of the Grandstand in front of a crowd of up to 10,000. Those contestants compete for more than $20,000 in cash awards and JACKS® Pizza prize packs! The open division winner receives a year's supply of pizza! Don't miss talented musicians, dancers and more performing in this fun-filled evening variety show.