Talent Show

Does Clackamas County have talent?

Enter the Talent Show and/or the Gospel Sing Competition and prove it!

Talent Show:

Contestant Application | Rules and Regulations

If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, or have another type of family friendly act, then we want you to audition for the Clackamas County Fair Talent Show! To enter, you no longer need to be a resident of Clackamas County, just a resident of the state of Oregon.  There are three divisions within the talent show: Children (ages 5-9), Youth (ages 10-17), and Adult (18 years of age and older). Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Youth and Adult divisions. Children's division will receive placement certificates and participation ribbons for all entrants. Applications are due by Friday, July 17, 2015 to the Fair Office by 4pm.

2015 Child Winners:

  • 1st Place – Blake Parmentier of Clackamas County (State Talent Competitor)
  • 2nd Place – Jackson Kent of Clackamas County

2015 Youth Winners:

  • 1st Place – Ivy Mallory of Washington County
  • 2nd Place – Clackamas County Jubilee Dancers of Clackamas County (State Talent Competitor)
  • 3rd Place – Sophia Regelin of Clackamas County

2015 Adult Winners:

  • 1st Place – Mallory Family Singers of Washington County
  • 2nd Place – Belle Shippy of Washington County
  • 3rd Place – Jo Peters of Linn County
  • 4th Place – Dawn Clausen of Clackamas County (State Talent Competitor)

2015 auditions will be Wednesday, July 29, 2015, and there will be one round of semi-finals for youth will be Tuesday, August 18, and the semi-finals for adults will be Thursday, August 20th.   The Finals for Children, Youth, and Adults will be on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:00pm on the Grove Stage. If the three first place winners are from Clackamas County, they will advance to the Oregon State Fair Talent Show!  Otherwise, the next runner up from Clackamas County will advance to the Oregon State Fair.  Feel free to contact the fair office with any questions you may have.

Gospel Sing Competition

Contestant Application | Rules and Regulations

The Gospel Sing Competition is open to anyone, so you don't have to be a resident of Clackamas County. Any type of music is welcome as long as it is inspirational in nature (for example, we have had contestants sing songs ranging from Amazing Grace to songs like The Climb). Original pieces are welcome as well. There are two divisions within the Gospel Sing Competition: Youth (ages 10-17), and Adult (ages 18+). Cash prizes will be given to the top three placings in each division! Applications are due by Friday, July 17, 2015 to the Fair Office by 4pm.

2015 Youth Winners:

  • 1st Place – Ivy Mallory
  • 2nd Place – Rosa & Elissa Gasbarro
  • 3rd Place – Claire Bauer

2015 Adult Winners:

  • 1st Place – Mallory Family Singers
  • 2nd Place – Belle Shippy
  • 3rd Place – Malinda Buckles

2015 auditions will be Thursday, July 30, 2015, and note that the finals for youth and adult will be Wednesday, August 19th. The two first place acts (Youth and Adult) will be introduced and receive their prize money at an encore performance at the Inspirational Message to be held at the Clackamas County Fair on Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 11:00AM until 1:00PM. Feel free to contact the fair office with any questions you may have.