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State Youth Talent Contest Finals



L to R Grand Award Brody Morton, Austin Vetter & Nick Brandt - Brown County Fair, 2nd Sweepstakes Annie Deutscher – Sioux Empire Fair Reinvite, 3rd Sweepstakes Ryan Sheldon - Sully County Fair, 1st Sweepstakes Sarah Jordan - Sturgis Star Search


            On September 2, 2013 at the South Dakota State Fair the crowd assembled enjoyed 12 different acts.  These acts represented 10 different fairs or celebrations throughout the state.  To become eligible to compete at the state level they won a competition at a local fair or celebration.

            Prizes given at the State Contest were Grand Award of $500.00 sponsored by Romeo Entertainment Group of Omaha, NE.  1st Sweepstakes of $250.00, 2nd Sweepstakes of $150.00 and 3rd Sweepstakes of $100.00 sponsored by Winterset Concert Events of Old Hickory, TN.  The South Dakota Association of Fairs & Celebrations gave t-shirts to each participant.  RaceWest Awards & Trophies from Ipswich, SD provided trophies for this year’s contest.  These sponsors have provided some outstanding prizes for this contest and we appreciate their support.

            This is a great way to increase attendance at your event by hosting a contest as mom, dad and grandparents along with friends usually follow the performers to these types of events.  If you need help putting together a contest for next year, please contact Janet Lehman – State Youth Talent Contest Coordinator – 605-397-8333 or