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Contestants sought for county fair talent show

Singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers of every age are welcome and encouraged to put their talents before a live audience by taking part in the 39th annual talent contest at the McLeod County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 19. The contest is in the North Corporate Tent at noon.
Prizes are awarded to the top three winners of each category: Pre-teen, Teen and Open Division. First-place winners at the county fair level in each division advance to the Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Applications to showcase your talent will be accepted through Aug. 10. There is a $15 entry fee; you will receive free admission to the fair and $5 returned the day of the competition.
To register for the talent contest you may go to the McLeod County Fair website, www.mcleodcountyfair.com, “participate,” “contests” and enter online or contact talent contest coordinator, Jenine Nordquist, at jnordqui@
mchsi.com or 320-582-0711.
Entrants from throughout Minnesota may compete, and may compete in multiple counties throughout the summer. If you have a talent, or you know someone who does, please encourage participation in this competition. For more information about the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest, you may contact the State Fair office directly, 651-288-4418, ms
fent@mnstatefair.org
The McLeod County Fair (840 Century Ave. SW, Hutchinson) runs Aug. 15-19.