Show off your most prized skills and amazing talents during the 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.

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. 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 will take place at the Wisconsin State Fair on Friday, August 11 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:

Marquette County Fair

Jefferson County Fair

Lafayette County Fair

Northern WI State Fairgrounds

Fond du Lac County Fair

Kewaunee County Fair

St. Croix County Fair

La Crosse Interstate Fair

Monroe County Fair

Rock County 4H Fair

Polk County Fair

Outagamie County Fair

Crawford County Fair

Wisconsin Valley Fair

Taylor County Fair

Pierce County Fair

Kenosha County Fair


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

Here are the results for the 2016 Junior Amateur Talent Competition:

Youth Division:

1st Place- Hailey Topper & Maddie Metz (Northern Wisconsin)

2nd Place- Valor Yost (Fond du Lac)

3rd Place- Lily Backe (Kenosha)

Teen Division:

1st Place- Grace Pickler (Northern Wisconsin)

2nd Place- Carly Treinen (Rock)

3rd Place- Jacob Charpentier (Taylor)