Junior Amateur Talent Competition

Youth and Teens from throughout the state pre-qualified to compete at the State Fair for the chance to be crowned the champion of the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Amateur Talent Competition.

2016 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Amateur Talent Competition

Show off your most prized skills and amazing talents during the first annual Wisconsin State Fair Junior Amateur Talent Competition! From juggling to dancing, singing to playing an instrument – whatever your talent, the sky is the limit.

Kids of all ages can compete – the Youth Division is for those ages 2 to 12 and the Teen Division is open to 13 to 18-year-olds. Put together a three-minute performance and get ready to impress the judges.

The Junior Amateur Talent Competition finals took place at the Wisconsin State Fair on Friday, August 12 at the Activity Stage. To qualify for the finals, contestants must compete at a county level at one of the following Wisconsin county fairs or events:

Rock County 4-H Fair

Trempealeau County Fair

Kewaunee County Fair

Kenosha County Fair

Racine County Fair

Taylor County Youth Fair

Dunn County Fair

Central Wisconsin State Fair

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Green County Fair

Walworth County Fair

Fond du Lac County Fair

Jefferson County Fair

St. Croix County Fair

Marquette County Fair

Monroe County Fair

Manitowoc County Fair

Lincoln County 4-H Fair

Crawford County Fair

For a copy of the Official Contestant Rules, please click here.

Here are the results for the 2015 Junior Amateur Talent Competition:

Youth Division:

1st Place – $3,000: Ellie Brenner (Singing) –Northern Wisconsin State Fair

2nd Place – $1,500: Lindsey Klapatauskas (Dancing) –Taylor County Fair

3rd Place – $500: Madeline Lau-Melby (Dancing) –Trempealeau County Fair

Teen Division:

1st Place – $3,000: Faith Hopkins (Dancing) –Northern Wisconsin State Fair

2nd Place – $1,500: Chloe Halverson (Singing) –St. Croix County Fair

3rd Place – $500: Isaiah Berthon (Accordion) –Marquette County Fair