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. A completed application must include:

  • Description of the act to be performed
  • The biography page completely filled out
  • A stage plot if it's a group act

2015 auditions will be Wednesday, July 29, 2015, and there will be one round of semi-finals for youth and one for adult the week of the fair, dates to be determined after entrants are selected.   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. A completed application must include:

  • Description of the act to be performed
  • The biography page completely filled out
  • A stage plot if it's a group act

2015 auditions will be Thursday, July 30, 2015, and note that the finals for youth and adult will be held during the week of the fair, but dates will be determined after entrants are selected.   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.