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 8, 2016 to the Fair Office by 4 p.m.

Child Finalists:

  • Rahini Gounder
  • Rohit Reddy Kypu
  • Ayla Neal
  • Kailah Randall

Youth Semi-Finalists:

  • Madeline Bratcher
  • Charisma Casillas
  • Alyssa Felder
  • Emmalee Gould
  • Harmony & Grace
  • Hayden Hensley
  • Trisha Iyer
  • Timothy James
  • Alexis Knight
  • Avery Lanz
  • Jaime Mack
  • Jewell Manley
  • Olivia McClintock
  • Claire Newrones
  • Samantha Owings
  • Sarah Schibel
  • Hannah Marie Schwartz
  • Nyah Vollmar
  • Julia Watson
  • Jackson Wells
  • Kylie Zeman

Adult Semi-Finalists:

  • Eric Canty
  • Contessa Dent
  • Justin Easter
  • Selena Fregoso
  • Lee Harris
  • Fey Jimenez
  • Naiya Lazar
  • Aaron Mitchell
  • Jo Peters
  • Belle Shippy

2016 auditions will be Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The Youth Semi-Finals will be Tuesday, August 16th at 7pm on the Grove Stage. The Adult Semi-Finals will be Thursday, August 18th at 7pm on the Grove Stage. And the Child, Youth, and Adult Finals will be Saturday, August 20th at 7pm 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 8, 2016 to the Fair Office by 4 p.m.

Youth Finalists:

  • Claire Bauer
  • Emma Cassaro & James Aldrich
  • Hayden Hensley
  • Alexis Knight
  • Claire Newrones
  • Sarah Schibel
  • Jackson Wells

Adult Finalists:

  • Malinda Buckles
  • Lee Harris
  • Sharon James
  • Amy Johansen
  • Clarice Jones
  • New Creation Trio
  • Jo Peters
  • Belle Shippy

2016 auditions will be Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The Finals performance for Youth and Adult will be on Wednesday, August 17th at 7pm on the Grove Stage. 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, Aug. 21, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Feel free to contact the fair office with any questions you may have.