A variety show for all ages takes center stage at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell. A State Fair favorite for 47 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 and JACK'S® Pizza prize packs. Winners are chosen nightly Aug. 22-31 for a spot to compete in the Amateur Talent Contest Finals in the Grandstand on Sunday, Sept. 1. Don't miss this State Fair tradition!