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Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023

258 Days 10 Hours 32 Mins

MSF Amateur Talent Contest

A variety show for all ages takes center stage at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell. A State Fair favorite for 49 years, the Amateur Talent Contest features top talent in three divisions: open, teen and preteen. One hundred twenty semifinalists, selected from more than 400 acts who auditioned this summer, compete for more than $20,000 in cash awards. Winners are chosen nightly Aug. 25 through Sept. 3 for a spot to compete in the Amateur Talent Contest Finals in the Grandstand on Sunday, Sept. 4. Don't miss this State Fair tradition!

Leinie Lodge Bandshell Stage Schedule

Aug. 25 – Sept. 3

MSF Amateur Talent Contest

6:00 pm