Clackamas County Fair Talent Search Competition Applications for 2019 Now Available!

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The Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo will once again be holding tryouts for the Talent Search performances at the 2019 fair. Fair dates run Aug. 13-17 this year.

The Talent Search Auditions will be held on Thursday evening, July 18 starting at 5 p.m. They will be held in the Main Pavilion at the Fairgrounds.  They are open to all residents state-wide, but only the top placing Clackamas County resident in each category will be moving on to the State competition. Interested persons must submit an application form to try out, and then be approved before they can compete.

The categories are divided into Child (5-9 yrs.), Youth (10-17 yrs.) and Adult (18 years and older) with cash prizes awarded for the top three places in the Youth and Adult categories, and cash prizes, placement certificates, and ribbons given for the Child category.

The Talent Search Semi-finals for Youth will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. Semi-finals for Adults will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15 2019, at 7 p.m. Finals for all three age groups will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.  All the competitions will be held on the Grove Stage at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds.

Entry forms for both are due at the fair office by Friday, July 12 at 4:30 p.m. More information, rules and regulations, and entry forms are available at the fair website.  E-mail questions to, or call the fair office at 503-263-9215. Entry forms can also be picked up or dropped off at the Fair office in Canby at 694 Ne 4th Ave. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Ruth Gallaway
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