Unique Acts Advance to Talent Championship at State Fair
August 19, 2017
Three talented Senior division acts (ages 13-21) have advanced to the Championship round in Bill Riley’s 58th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Sunday, August 20.
The names, ages, hometowns and routines are:
Harrison Sheckler, 21, Charles City, IA, Piano
Kaeleigh Ballentine, 22, Afton, IA, Kanyon Huntington, 14, Afton, IA, Dance: Clog Duet
Shakeem Anderson, 16, Waterloo, IA, YoYo
The championship round will take place on Sunday, August 20 at 1:30 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor CW Iowa 23. Bill Riley, Jr. is once again hosting the show.
The first-place winner will receive a prize of $8,000. The second and third-place winners will be awarded $4,000 and $2,000, respectively. More than $17,000 will be awarded to the Senior and Sprout divisions combined. This year’s contest is sponsored by Hy-Vee.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.