ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Time is running out for entering the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest auditions.
Registration closes at 4 p.m. on July 28.
Participants are encouraged to register online at www.mnstatefair.org . Entry forms may also be downloaded and returned through the mail.
Auditions run July 28 through Aug. 3 at the Leinie (LYE’-nee) Lodge Bandshell on the fairgrounds, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
From auditions, semifinalists will be chosen to perform during the first 10 days of this year’s State Fair at 6 p.m. on the Leinie Lodge Bandshell stage.
Winners from the semis will compete in the finals at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Grandstand.
Nearly $10,000 in total prize money will be awarded.