Talent Competition Entry Deadline Extended!

Can you sing, dance or have a brilliant pet? It’s not too late! If you have talent that you are not afraid to share with a crowd, you could enter to win up to $1000 at the 2012 Sonoma County Fair.

There are five different contests to choose from. And you are in luck, because we have extended the entry deadline to this Friday, July 13th. So don’t wait, you may be on your way to winning fame and fortune at this summer’s Sonoma County Fair.

Elvis Impersonation Contest
This is a musical impersonation contest. All contestants should be prepared to perform two songs originally performed by Elvis Presley. Contestants will be accompanied by a live band. The Elvis Impersonation Contest will be held at the Redwood Theater at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. Although the quality of the musical presentation is critical, contestants should remember that the complete picture is important, including stage presence, costume, and audience reaction. This contest is open to amateurs and professionals. Deadline for entries: July 13. Elvis Impersonation Contest Entry Info

Battle of the Teen Bands
If you and your friends have a band, and everyone keeps telling you that you’re just as good (or better!) than the bands you see on TV, come on down to the Fair this summer and prove them right! If you have a band, and everyone in that band is older than 12 and younger than 25, this is the contest for you. If you are chosen to compete you get to perform on the big stage in the Redwood Theater, and if you win, you take home $1,000 and a big trophy. The winning band will also get a contract to perform on the Park Stage at the 2013 Sonoma County Fair. Showtime: Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m. The entry deadline is July 13. Battle of the Teen Bands Entry Info

Singing Sensation Contests
If you’ve been sitting home, watching American Idol and saying to yourself “I can do that!” this is your chance to stand up and be counted. If you can sing, you belong in one of this summer’s Sonoma County Fair Singing Sensation contests. You won’t win a big recording contract or appear on national television, but you might be taking home a $1,000 prize. These contests are for solo vocal performers only. The Singing Sensation Contest, on July 27 at 7 p.m., is for ages 16 and up. The Junior Sensation Contest, on July 28 at 7 p.m., is for ages 5 to 15. The entry deadline is July 13. Singing Sensation Entry Form

Pet Stars
Is your dog/cat/bird/?? a real star? Does it have a trick that amazes all your friends and relatives? Or is he just so cute that even a simple trick looks amazing when she does it? If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions, your pet belongs on stage at the 2012 Sonoma County Fair. You (and your pet!) may take home the big cash prize of $500 and a spectacular trophy. At the very least, you will have a chance to show what your pet can do. The Pet Stars! Contest is Sunday, August 12 at 3 p.m. The entry deadline is July 25. Pet Stars Entry Form

Talent Showcase
Talented people of all ages are invited to show their stuff at the Sonoma County Fair Talent Showcase in the Redwood Theater on Sunday, July 29. There’s a place for individuals and groups in instrumental, vocal, dance and ‘other’ categories. ‘Other’ includes acrobatics, juggling, baton, magic and anything else you can dream up. There are no cash prizes, but you get to stand on the big stage in front of an appreciative audience! The entry deadline is July 13. Talent Showcase Information & Entry Form

Don’t miss your chance to perform on stage and possibly win some cash! Enter today or visit the website for more information at www.sonomacountyfair.com/fair/talent.php.

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