Bill Riley Talent Search Show List

Last updated 05/23/2017

Qualifying shows are held across the state throughout the year and winners advance to the State Fair competition. View the complete rules listing.

  • Shows open to area residents only
  • Priority to area residents first
  • Mail applications
  • Do not contact before a certain date
Date Key Show Location Contact Name Email Web
03/04/2017 CCA FAME, Sprouts 4:00 p.m. Seniors 6:30 p.m. Clear Creek Amana Performing Arts Center, 551 W. Marengo Rd. -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Tiffin, IA 52340
David Raim
06/03/2017 04/01/2017 Scandinavian Days, show begins at 3:00 p.m. Roland-Story High School Auditorium, 1009 Story St. Indoor & air-conditioned
Story City, IA 50248
Jill Brown 515-450-3288
06/04/2017 Denmark Heritage Days, show begins at 1:00 p.m. Star Park Shelter House, Hwy 16 -outdoor facility
Denmark, IA
Vicki Harwood 319-470-8670
06/04/2017 Raccoon Rivers Days -show begins at 1:00 p.m. Van Meter Performing Arts Center -indoor facility
Van Meter, IA
Tom Walton 515-283-8003 Cell; 515-729-1982
06/07/2017 Dairy Days, show begins at 2:00 p.m. 116 W. Main St. -outdoor facility
Fredericksburg, IA 50630
Angie Quigley 641-330-1787
06/08/2017 Keota Fun Days -show begins at 6:30 p.m. Keota Community Schools, small gym -indoor facility
Keota, IA
Gina Bennet 319-330-6085 -register by email
06/08/2017 05/15/2017 Newton Fest -show begins at 6 pm Maytag Bowl -Maytag Park -outdoor facility 301 S. 11th Ave W.
Newton, IA
Ange Sevenbergen 641-831-9099
06/10/2017 Bell Tower Festival -show begins at 5:00 p.m. Bell Tower Plaze 114 N. Chestnut St. -outdoor facility
Jefferson, IA 50129
Tori Riley 515-386-3087 or cell 515-370-3087
06/14/2017 Wapello County Fair Inc., show begins at 8:00 p.m. 300 Water St. -outdoor facility
Eldon, IA 52554
Katie Riegel 641-799-7677
06/15/2017 Brighton Whoopee Days -show begins at 7:30 pm City Park Stage- outdoor facility 100 E. Washington St.
Brighton, IA 52540
Nancy Adrian 319-863-3336
06/16/2017 Good Egg Days -show begins at 7:00 pm Stuart City Park Gazebo -outside facility. Located between S. 2nd and 3rd Streets, along Division Street
Stuart, IA 50250
Cheryl Marks 515-480-0767 -texts accepted
06/17/2017 American Gothic Performing Arts Festival - showtime 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Park at The Beach, 101 Church St. - outdoor facility
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Dennis Willhoit 641-777-9636 or cell 515-418-5692
06/17/2017 Lawler Irish Fest -show time - showtime 2:30 p.m. Main Street -outdoor facility
Lawler, IA 52154
Amanda Blazek 641-330-6445
06/17/2017 05/01/2017 Johnston Green Days -show begins at 1:00 p.m. Johnston Public Library -outdoor facility 6700 Merle Hay Rd.
Johnston, IA 50131
Debra Holdt, Charter Bank 515-331-2265 Cell; 515-491-9990
06/20/2017 04/01/2017 Howard Co. Fair, show begins at 7:00 p.m. Grandstand Stage 220 West 7th St. -outdoor facility
Cresco, IA 52136
Dean Lickteig 515-547-0444
06/21/2017 Jefferson County Fair, show begins at 7:30 p.m. 2606 W. Burlington Ave -outdoor facility
Fairfield, IA 52556
Alissa Doyle Ward 641-472-2141; Cell 641-451-5313
06/23/2017 04/20/2017 Sturgis Falls Celebration -show begins at 6:30 p.m. Overman Park -outdoor facility Second & Franklin Street
Cedar Falls, IA
Sandy McDonald 319-277-6799
06/23/2017 Trekfest XXXIIII -show begins at 5:30 p.m. 140 S. Ella St. -outdoor facility
Riverside, IA 52327
Becky Laroche, Riverside Area Community Club 319-648-3501 Cell; 319-330-3091
06/24/2017 Cannonball Day Event, show begins at 2:00 p.m. East Park, 910 E. State St -outdoor facility
Mason City, IA 50401
Regan Banks 641-420-6609
06/24/2017 Redfield Old Settlers Celebration -show begins at 6:00 pm Redfield City Park, corner of 2nd & Thomas St. -outdoor facility
Redfield, IA 50233
Kathy Yori 515-402-8746
06/25/2017 Butler County Fair -show begins at 2:00 pm Butler County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility 101 South Main St.
Allison, IA 50602
Beth Endelman 319-231-6297
07/01/2017 05/01/2017 Bedford Independence Day Celebration - showtime 3:00 p.m. Bedford Bibbon's Park - outdoor location
Bedford, IA 50833
Diana Fisher 712-427-0010
07/02/2017 Charles City Fourth of July Celebration, doors open at 11:30 a.m. show begins at 1:00 p.m. Charles Theatre, 409 N. Main St. -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Charles City, IA 50616
Mark Wicks 641-228-4234, Cell 641-330-1874
07/02/2017 Riverbend Rally -show begins at 4:00 p.m. Estes Park 610 Estes -outdoor facility
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Chelsea Off 641-373-6367 Cell; 641-373-6367
07/02/2017 06/01/2017 Belmond July 4th Celebration -show begins at 2:00 pm Belmond-Klemme High School Auditorium 411 10th Ave NE -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Belmond, IA 50421
Linda Dippel 641-512-5083
07/03/2017 06/06/2017 All Iowa Bash! -show begins at 3:00 p.m. 5th Street Valley Junction -outdoor facility
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Katie Funk 515-222-3642
07/04/2017 05/01/2017 Gowrie 4th of July Celebration -show begins at 2:00 p.m. Gowrie City Park
Gowrie, IA
Diane Adam 515-352-3916
07/06/2017 06/01/2017 Monona County Fair -show begins at 6 pm West Monona High School -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 1314 15th St.
Onawa, IA 51040
Laura Hartman 712-420-5372
07/07/2017 New Virginia Old Settlers, show begins at 7:00 p.m. Lions Park, 400 Border St. -outdoor facility
New Virginia, IA 50210
Deann Strange 515-210-8847
07/08/2017 Jesup Farmer's Day -show begins at 2:30 p.m. 930 6th St. -outdoor facility
Jesup, IA 50648
Dawn Quackenbush 319-827-1777 Cell; 319-939-2718
07/12/2017 Henry County Fair, show begins at 6:00 p.m. Wright Pavillion, McMillan Park -outdoor facility
Mt. Pleasant, IA
Jill Taylor 319-931-1089
07/12/2017 Winneshiek County Fair -show begins at 11:00 am Fontanelle Shelter, Fairgrounds -indoor facility, 800 E. Main St.
Decorah, IA 52101
Edna Schrandt 563-382-2019 Cell; 563-379-2823
07/13/2017 06/16/2017 Keokuk County Expo -show begins at 6:00 pm Keokuk County Expo Grounds -indoor facility
Sigournery, IA 52591
Annie Clarahan 319-430-3810
07/13/2017 2017 Webster County Fair -show begins at 7 pm Webster County Fairgrounds, Fast Auditorium -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 22770 Old Hwy 169
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Sandy Hollingsworth 515-570-6865
07/14/2017 Shelby Co. Fair, show begins at 6:00 p.m. Shelby County Fairgrounds -Outdoor facility
Harlan, IA 51537
Sherru Freml Phone; 712-263-5188 Cell; 712-269-9550
07/14/2017 06/03/2017 Ringgold County Fair -show begins at 6:30 pm Ringgold County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility, 2214 US 169
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
Julie Neas 641-414-4710
07/14/2017 05/01/2017 Annual Bar2Barbara Huntington's Disease Awareness/Fundraiser - showtime 6:30 p.m. Warren Cultural Center - indoor facility
Greenfield, IA 50849
Diana Fisher 712-427-0010
07/15/2017 Lake View Blackhawk Lake Water Carnival - showtime 6:30 p.m. - registration closes 7/11 West Stone Pier, Corner of Lake St. & 3rd St. - outdoor facility - close event parking and indoor restrooms are limited, tent for performer changing will be available
Lake View, IA 51450
Allyson Leners 712-660-9559
07/15/2017 Forest City Puckerbrush Days Celebration, show begins at 2:00 p.m. 126 S. Clark St. (Gazebo) -outdoor facility
Forest City, IA 50435
Kevin Mason 641-585-8321 Cell 641-494-9932
07/16/2017 The Cedar County Fair -show begins at 3:00 p.m. 1195 210th St. -outdoor facility
Tipton, IA 52772
Lynn Chapman 563-886-6170 Cell; 319-329-1298
07/16/2017 Davis County Fair, show begins at 2:00 p.m. Blue Ribbon Barn, Davis Co. Fair 20471 Old Hwy Rd. -Outdoor & sheltered facility
Bloomfield, IA
Lyle Stirling 641-664-1583, Cell (preferred) 641-208-6012
07/16/2017 06/05/2017 Dallas County Fair, show begins at 1:00 p.m. Dallas County Fairgrounds 28057 Farirground Rd. -outdoor, partially covered facility
Adel, IA 50003
Tami Strait 515-321-4289
07/16/2017 Clinton County Fair -show begins at 3:00 p.m. Clinton County Fairgrounds, Beef Arena 328 E. 8th St. -indoor facility
DeWitt, IA
Mary Stevenson 563-659-1624
07/16/2017 Montgomery County Fair -show begins at 7:00 pm Wilson Performing Arts Center- indoor & air conditioned facility 300 Commerce Dr.
Red Oak, IA 51566
Kara Sherman 712-623-3135
07/17/2017 06/01/2017 Appanoose Co. Fair -Opening Night, show begins at 7:30 p.m. Appanoose Co. Fairgrounds, Franklin St. -outdoor facility
Centerville, IA
Mike O'Connor 641-437-4500 Cell, 641-895-9687
07/19/2017 05/01/2017 Washington County Fair, show begins at 6:30 p.m. Washington Community Center -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Washington, IA 52353
Nancy Trier 319-461-1116
07/19/2017 Crawford County Fair, show begins at 6:30 p.m. Crawford County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility
Denison, IA
Sherri Freml Phone; 712-263-5188 Cell; 712-269-9550
07/20/2017 06/19/2017 Madison County Fair, show begins at 5:30 p.m. Madison Co. Fairgrounds, 1146 W. Summit -outdoor facility
Winterset, IA 50273
Becky Faust 515-468-1881
07/20/2017 06/01/2017 Poweshiek County 4-H/FFA Fair, show begins at 8 p.m. Poweshiek County Fairgrounds, 425 East St. South -outdoor facility
Grinnell, IA 50112
Brianna Erickson 641-888-0372
07/21/2017 Polk County Fair -show begins at 6:00 pm 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Des Moines, IA 50317
Andy & Lisa Negrete 515-971-0687, email to register
07/21/2017 06/01/2017 Palo Alto County Fair -show begins at 7:00 pm Palo Alto County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility 2101 Madison
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Tyler Johnson 515-291-4767
07/21/2017 Dacatur County Fair, show begins at 6:30 p.m. Decatur County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility
Leon, IA 50144
Beth Hall 641-344-9425
07/21/2017 07/01/2017 Ida County Fair -show begins at 8:00 p.m. Ida County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility
Ida Grove, IA
Sandy Ullrich 712-369-1636 or cell 712-369-9003
07/23/2017 Cherokee County Fair -show begins at 1:00 pm 200 Linden St. -outdoor facility
Cherokee, IA 51012
Libby Peterson 712-229-8220
07/23/2017 06/05/2017 Adair County Fair -show begins at 6 p.m. Register online Adair County Fairgrounds -indoor & air-conditioned facility 900 NE Elm St.
Greenfield, IA
Brenda Meiseneimer 641-743-2856
07/23/2017 Franklin County Fair -show begins at 1:00 p.m. Franklin County Fairgrounds-outdoor facility, weather permitting 1008 Central Ave West
Hampton, IA
Dawn Collins 641-456-4924
07/23/2017 North Iowa Fair -show begins at 2:00 pm North Iowa Events Center, 3700 4th St. SW -outdoor facility
Mason City, IA
Debbie Foster or Lori Arends 641-423-3811 Cell; 641-583-1444
07/24/2017 Harison County Fair, show begins at 7:30 p.m. 1200 N. 2nd Ave. -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Logan, IA 51546
Ragene & Mary Darling 712-644-3391
07/25/2017 07/10/2017 Fayette County Fair -show begins at 6 pm, email entries preferred Dance Pavillion -indoor facility, 504 S. Vine St.
West Union, IA 52175
Kimberly Pont 319-283-0473
07/26/2017 06/14/2017 Wayne County Fair -show begins at 7:30 p.m. Wayne County Fairgrounds- outdoor facility, 800 2nd Ave
Corydon, IA 50060
Savannah Trower 641-895-2303 -last day to register July 14th, 6:00
07/27/2017 Sac County Fair -show begins at 4:00 pm Sac County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility 416 Park Ave.
Sac City, IA 50583
Maggie Steinkamp 712-664-2139
07/28/2017 Emmet County Fair, show begins at 7:30 p.m. 1686 S 3rd Ave, indoor & air-conditioned facility
Estherville, IA 51334
Cami Paulson 712-868-3305, Cell 865-566-4399
07/29/2017 05/01/2017 100th Hamilton County Fair, show begins at 4:00 p.m. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2300 Bluff Street -outdoor facility
Webster City, IA 50595
Tennie Carlson 515-832-1443; Cell 515-571-0832
07/29/2017 Jackson County Fair -show begins at 5:00 p.m. Pearson Memorial Center Fairgrounds, 1212 E. Quarry St. -indoor, air-conditioned facility
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Mary Lou Johnson 563-357-5798
07/29/2017 06/20/2017 McKinley Park Fesitival -show begins at 4:00 pm McKinley Park Bandshell -outdoor facility
Creston, IA 50801
Kelly Busch 641-278-0479
07/30/2017 Humboldt County Fair -show begins at 2:00 p.m. 311 6th Ave North -indoor & air-conditioned
Humboldt, IA
Karen Day 515-373-6226
07/30/2017 Plymouth County Fair, show begins at 12:00 p.m. Century Hall, Plymouth Co. Fairgrounds 500 4th Ave. -Indoor & air-conditioned facility
Le Mars, IA 51031
Jaon Kessenich 712-546-6881, Cell 712-548-6882
07/30/2017 07/01/2017 Warren County Fair, show begins at 12:30 p.m. Warren County Fairgrounds, 1400 West 2nd Ave. (Hwy 92) -outdoor facility
Indianola, IA 50125
Lisa Gray 515-961-5299
07/30/2017 07/01/2017 Monroe County Fair - showtime 6:00 p.m. Monroe County Fairgrounds, Hwy 5 N - indoor, air conditioned facility
Albia, IA 52531
Laura Teno, Albia Chamber of Commerce 641-932-5108
08/03/2017 06/01/2017 Woodbury County Fair (show #1), show begins at 7:00 p.m. Woodbury County Fairgrounds -indoor facility
Moville, IA
Kathy Clarkson & Tom Gerking 751-251-9844; Cell 712-899-6344
08/05/2017 07/10/2017 10th Annual Oelwein Bill Riley Talent Search -show begins at 1 pm, email is preferred entry method Oelwein Middle School Auditorium -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 300 12th Ave SE
Olwein, IA 50662
Kimberly Pont Cell (prefered) 319-283-0473
08/05/2017 Winfield's Crooked Creek Days, show begins at 5:00 p.m. Locust Street -outdoor facility
Winfield, IA 52659
Sharon Jennings 319-257-6632, Cell 319-759-1943
08/05/2017 06/01/2017 Murray Lions Club Jamboree, show begins at 7:00 p.m. Mallory Park -outdoor facility
Murray, IA 50174
Deanne Boles 641-340-1962
08/05/2017 06/01/2017 Woodbury County Fair (show #2), show begins at 7:00 p.m. Woodbury County Fairgrounds -indoor facility
Moville, IA
Kathy Clarkson & Tom Gerking 712-251-9844
08/06/2017 The Mississippi Valley Fair -show begins at 5:30 pm Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds -outdoor facility 2815 West Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52804
Crystal Winston 563-343-3580
08/31/2017 Guthrie County Fair, show begins at 7:00 p.m. Guthrie Center High School Auditorium, 906 School St. -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Joni Thompson 641-757-0151
09/09/2017 Harvest Fest 2017 - showtime 3:00 p.m. Basketball court in Town Square - outdoor facility
Cromwell, IA 50842
Ashley Stewart 641-344-6296
09/14/2017 Moravia Fall Festival - showtime 7:00 p.m. Moravia Town Square, 100 E Charition St. - outdoor facility
Moravia, IA 52571
Christine Grimes 641-203-3240
09/17/2017 06/01/2017 National Cattle Congress -show begins at 1:00 pm National Cattle Congress Pavillion -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 257 Ansborough Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701
Kim Reiter 319-233-5257 Cell; 319-404-6253