Bill Riley Talent Search Show List

Last updated 05/24/2018

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
03/03/2018 02/01/2018 CCA F.A.M.E. -Sprouts at 4 pm, Seniors at 6:30 pm Clear Creek Amana Performing Arts Center, Clear Creek Amana Highschool 551 W. Marengo Rd. -indoor, airconditioned facility
Tiffin, IA 52340
David Raim 2515 Swan Lake Rd. NW
North Liberty, IA
319-626-4152, cell 319-325-7319
05/23/2018 Show begins at 7:00 pm Shenandoah High School- Gladys-Wirsig Auditorium -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 1000 Mustang Dr.
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Kristin Spriggs PO Box 335
Shenandoah, IA 51601
712-246-2306, C: 712-370-4071
06/02/2018 Denmark Heritage Days -show begins at 3 pm HWY 61 -outdoor shelter house, Starr Park
Denmark, IA
Vicki Harwood -please text 1373 295th Ave
West Point, IA 52656
319-470-8670
06/02/2018 Scandinavian Days -show begins at 3 pm 1009 Story St. -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Story City, IA 50248
Jill Brown 1641 Reagan Dr.
Ames, IA 50010
515-450-3288
06/03/2018 Raccoon River Days -show begins at 1 pm Van Meter High School Performing Arts Center -indoor & air-condition facility, 520 I Avenue
Van Meter, IA 50261
Tom Walton 31805 Silverado Lane
Waukee, IA 50263
O: 515-283-8003, C: 515-729-1982
06/07/2018 Keota Fun Days -show begins at 6:30 pm Keota School, small gym -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Keota, IA 52248
Gina Bennet -please contact through email 15999 310th Ave
Keota, IA 52248
319-330-6085, C: 319-330-6085 -call after 4 pm
06/07/2018 Newton Fest -show begins at 6 pm Maytag Bowl, Maytag Park -outdoor facility, 301 S. 11th Ave. West
Newton, IA 50208
Ange Sevenbergen PO Box 844
Newton, IA 50208
641-831-9099
06/08/2018 Grimes Governors Days -show begins at 4 pm, check in at 3 pm Check in at the Grimes Library- 200 N. James St., show at stage -outdoor facility
Grimes, IA 50111
Jacque Butzke 2900 SE Gateway Dr.
Grimes, IA 50111
515-986-0007
06/09/2018 Bell Tower Festival -show begins at 5:30 pm Plaza Stage -outdoor facility, 114 N. Chestnut St.
Jefferson, IA 50129
Tori Riley 405 S. Vine St.
Jefferson, IA 50129
515-386-3087, C: 515-370-3087
06/09/2018 03/15/2017 Fremont County ISU Extension & Outreach 100 Year Celebration -show begins at 6:00 pm 1004 Legion Park Road -outdoor facility
Sidney, IA 51652
Mandy Maher PO Box 420
Sidney, IA 51652
712-246-8631
06/13/2018 Steamboat Days -show begins at 4 pm Burlington Memorial Auditorium -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 200 N. Front St.
Burlington, IA 52601
Debra Schroeder 1715 Koestner St.
Burlington, IA 52601
319-759-7474
06/13/2018 Dairy Days -show begins at 2 pm 116 Main Street -outdoor facility
Fredericksburg, IA 50630
Angie Quigley 3534 E. Mt. Vernon Rd.
Waterloo, IA 50703
641-330-1787
06/14/2018 Wapello County Fair -show begins at 3 pm Wapello County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility
Eldon, IA 52554
Beverly Sloan P.O. Box 464
Eldon, IA 52554
641-652-7800
06/15/2018 Brighton Whoopee Days -show begins at 7:30 pm Brighton City Park -outdoor facility, 100 E. Washington St.
Brighton, IA 52540
Nancy Adrian 1454 Hwy 1 - 78
Brighton, IA 52540
319-863-3336
06/16/2018 Johnston Green Days -show begins at 1 pm, registration begins at 11:30 Johnston Public Library- outdoor facility, 6700 Merle Hay Rd.
Johnston, IA 50131
Debra Heldt, Charter Bank 5526 NW 86th St.
Johnston, IA 50131
515-331-2265, C: 515-491-9990
06/16/2018 American Gothic Performing Arts Festival -show begins at 12 pm 102 Church St. -indoor & airconditioned facility
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Dennis Willhoit PO Box 789, 226 E. 2nd St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
541-777-9636, cell: 515-418-5692
06/16/2018 Good Egg Days -show begins at 3 pm Gazebo -City Park -between south 2nd and 3rd street, along Division St. -outdoor facility
Stuart, IA 50250
Maggie Masker PO Box 606
Stuart, IA 50250
712-789-9591, text
06/22/2018 Sturgis Falls Celebration -show begins at 6:30 pm Overman Park Band Shell -outdoor facility, 2nd & Franklin
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Sandy McDonald 221 Tremont St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319-277-6799
06/24/2018 Butler County Fair -show begins at 2 pm Butler County Fairgrounds- outdoor facility, 101 S. Main St.
Allison, IA 50602
Beth Endelman 604 7th St.
Allison, IA 50602
319-231-6297
06/24/2018 85th Annual Farmers'-Merchants' Tabor Picnic City Park- outdoor facility, 307 Elm St.
Tabor, IA 51653
D.J. Erkenbrack PO Box 218
Tabor, IA 51653
712-629-2325; cell: 712-210-6205
06/27/2018 Jefferson County Fair -show begins at 7:30 pm 2606 W. Burlington Ave -outdoor facility
Fairfield, IA 52556
Alissa Doyle Ward PO Box 71
Fairfield, IA 52556
641-451-2141, C: 641-451-5313
06/29/2018 TREKFEST XXXIV -show begins at 5 pm Hall Park -outdoor facility
Riverside, IA 52327
Becky LaRoche -City of Riverside PO Box 188
Riverside, IA 52327
319-648-3501, C: 319-330-3091
06/30/2018 Bedford Fest -show begins at 3:30pm United Christian Presbyterian Church, 1500 Industrial Ave., West side of town, west of HyVee off Hwy 2 in the Industrial Park -indoor facility
Bedford, IA 50833
Diana Fisher 211 Jefferson Street
Bedford, IA 50833
712-427-0010
06/30/2018 Cannonball Day Event -show begins at 2 pm, deadline to register 6/22 East Park, 1000 East State -outdoor facility
Mason City, IA 50401
Regan Banks 127 E. Elmore St.
Manly, IA 50456
641-420-6609
06/30/2018 Riverbend Rally -show begins at 3 pm Estes Park- 610 Estes -outdoor facility, (rain location -Ellsworth College Hamilton Auditorium)
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Chelsea Off 1618 Crescent Drive
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
641-373-6367
07/01/2018 Charles City 4th of July Celebration -show begins at 1 pm Charles Theatre -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 409 N. Main St.
Charles City, IA 50616
Mark Wicks 401 North Main St.
Charles City, IA 50616
641-228-4234, C: 641-330-1874
07/01/2018 06/01/2018 Belmond 4th of July Celebration -show begins at 2 pm Belmond Klemme High School Auditorium -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 411 70th Ave NE
Belmond, IA 50421
Linda Dippel 1003 4th Ave NE
Belmond, IA 50421
641-512-5083
07/04/2018 Gowrie's 4th of July Celebration -show begins at 2 pm Gowrie City Park -Bandshell, outdoor facility
Gowrie, IA
Diane Adam 1006 Mariam Street
Gowrie, IA 50543
515-352-3916
07/07/2018 Jesup Farmer's Day -show begins at 2:30 pm Corner of Young & Main Street (City Park) -outdoor facility
Jesup, IA 50648
Dawn Quackenbush 234 Hawley St.
Jesup, IA 50648
319-827-1777, C: 319-939-2718
07/07/2018 Stout Freedomfest -show begins at 3 pm Reformed Church of Stout 410 2nd St. -indoor, air-conditioned facility
Stout, IA 50673
Kim & Nolan Junker 10619 R Ave
New Hartford, IA 50660
319-240-5271 (Kim Cell), 319-404-8389 (Nolan Cell)
07/09/2018 Monona County Fair -show begins at 6 pm West Monona High School, Calvin C. Ooten Auditorium -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 1314 15th St.
Onawa, IA 51040
Cheryl Warner 1108 15th St.
Onawa, IA 51040
712-420-0967
07/11/2018 Winneshiek County Fair -show begins at 11 am Winneshiek County Fairgrounds- under shelter, 900 East Main St.
Decorah, IA 52101
Edna Schrandt 610 Winneshiek
Decorah, IA 52101
563-382-2019, C: 563-387-2823
07/11/2018 06/01/2018 Ringgold County Fair -show begins at 7:30 pm Ringgold County Fair -outdoor facility, 2214 Hwy 169
Mt Ayr, IA 50854
Julie Neas 2896 190th St.
Kellerton, IA 50133
641-414-4710
07/12/2018 Webster County Fair -show begins at 6:30 pm Webster County Fairgrounds -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 22770 Old Hwy 169
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Sandy Hollingsworth 1224 25th Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-570-6865
07/13/2018 New Virginia Old Settlers -show begins at 7 pm Lions Park -outdoor facility, 400 Border St.
New Virginia, IA 50210
Deann Strange PO Box 504
New Virginia, IA 50210
515-210-8847
07/13/2018 06/01/2018 Shelby County Fair- show begins at 6 pm Shelby County Fairgrounds- outdoor facility
Harlan, IA 51537
Taylor Haupts 1417 College Blvd
Harlan, IA 51537
712-579-9980
07/13/2018 Bar2Barbara Huntington Disease Awareness FUNraiser -show begins at 7:30pm Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square -indoor facility
Greenfield, IA 50849
Diana Fisher 211 Jefferson Street
Bedford, IA 50833
712-427-0010
07/14/2018 Clinton County Fair- show begins at 4:30 pm 328 E. 8th St. -indoor facility
DeWitt, IA 52742
Mary Stevenson 328 East 8th St.
DeWitt, IA 52742
563-659-1624
07/15/2018 06/01/2018 Dallas County Fair -show begins at 1 pm 28057 Fairground Rd. -outdoor facility
Adel, IA 50003
Tami Strait 2411 Twin Eagles Dr.
Granger, IA 50109
515-321-4289
07/15/2018 06/01/2018 2018 Cedar County Fair -show begins at 3 pm Cedar County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility
IA
Melissa Anderson 218 w. 5th St. Box 324
Tipton, IA 52358
563-886-6170
07/15/2018 06/01/2018 Montgomery County Fair -show begins at 7 pm Wilson Performing Arts Center -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 300 Commerce Dr.
Red Oak, IA 51566
Kara Sherman 300 Commerce Dr.
Red Oak, IA 51566
712-623-3135, C: 712-249-6627
07/16/2018 06/01/2018 Appanoose County Fair -show begins at 7:30 pm Appanoose County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility, 703 W. Franklin St.
Centerville, IA 52544
Dustin Harvey 200 N. 10th St.
Centerville, IA 52544
641-437-4500, C: 515-368-3800
07/18/2018 Washington County Fair -show begins at 6:30 pm Washington Community Center (North side of grounds) -indoor & air-conditioned facility
Washington, IA 52353
Nancy Trier 2511 Elm Ave
Keota, IA 52248
319-461-1116
07/19/2018 06/18/2018 Madison County Fair -show begins at 5:30 pm Madison County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility, 1146 W. Summit St.
Winterset, IA 50273
Becky Faust PO Box 146
Macksburg, IA 50155
515-468-1881
07/19/2018 06/20/2018 Keokuk County Expo -show begins at 6 pm Keokuk County Expo Grounds- indoor facility
Sigourney, IA 52591
Annie Clarahan 23833 290th St.
Ollie, IA 52576
319-430-3810
07/20/2018 Polk County Fair -show begins at 6 pm Iowa State Fairgrounds -4-H Exhibits Building, Logan Ave -indoor, air conditioned facility
Des Moines, IA 50317
Andy and Lisa Negrote 246 39th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-971-0681; cell: 515-971-5231
07/20/2018 Henry County Fair -show begins at 6:00 pm Wright Pavillion- outdoor facility, McMillan Park
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Jill Taylor -register through website 601 S. Harrison Pl.
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
319-931-1089
07/20/2018 Palo Alto County Fair -show begins at 7 pm 2101 Madison -outdoor facility
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Tyler Johnson 2205 18th St.
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
515-291-4767
07/20/2018 07/01/2018 Ida County Fair -show begins at 7 pm 2339 US Hwy 59 -outdoor facility
Ida Grove, IA
Sandy Ullrich 2432 Orchard Ave
Arthur, IA 51431
712-369-1636, C: 712-369-9003
07/21/2018 Forest City Pucker Brush Days -show begins at 5pm Waldorf University, 106 S. 6th St. -indoor, air conditioned facility
Forest City, IA 50436
Kevin Mason 446 N. 6th St.
Forest City, IA 50436
641-494-9932
07/21/2018 Four Seasons Festival -show begins at 12pm Polk City Square -outdoor facility
Polk City, IA 50226
Deb Markert 12568 NW Sheldahl Dr.
Polk City, IA 50226
515-669-2816
07/21/2018 Four Seasons Festival -show begins at 2pm Polk City Square -outdoor facility
Polk City, IA 50226
Deb Markert 12568 NW Sheldahl Dr.
Polk City, IA 50226
5156692816
07/22/2018 Davis County Fairgrounds -show begins at 2 pm Davis County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility, 20471 Old Hwy 2
Bloomfield, IA 52537
Lyle Stirling PO Box 98
Bloomfield, IA 52537
641-664-1583, C: 641-208-6012
07/22/2018 2018 North Iowa Fair -show begins at 3 pm North Iowa Events Center -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 3700 4th St. SW
Mason City, IA 50401
Leah Arends 15292 Bluebell Ave
Ventura, IA 50482
641-423-3811, C: 641-529-2930
07/22/2018 Cherokee County Fair -show begins at 1 pm 200 Linden St. -outdoor facility
Cherokee, IA 51012
Libby Peterson 112 S. 10th St.
Cherokee, IA 51012
712-229-8220
07/22/2018 Muscatine County Fair -show begins at 4 pm Muscatine County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility, 101 N. Clay St.
West Liberty, IA 52776
Amber Brown PO Box 261
West Liberty, IA 52776
319-627-2414, C: 563-260-9306
07/22/2018 Franklin County Fair -show begins at 1 pm Franklin County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility, 1008 Central Avenue West
Hampton, IA 50441
Lacey Peters 2152 110th St.
Hampton, IA 50441
641-456-2049
07/22/2018 Adair County Fair -show begins at 6pm 4H/FFA Center, Adair County Fairgrounds, 900 NE Elm Street -indoor, airconditioned facility
Greenfield, IA 50849
Maggie Masker 203 SE 5th Street
Greenfield, IA 50849
712-789-9391
07/23/2018 Harrison County Fair -show begins at 7:30 pm Logan-Magnolia School -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 1200 N. 2nd Ave.
Logan, IA 51546
Ragene and Mary Darling 307 N. 3rd Ave
Logan, IA 51546
712-644-3391
07/23/2018 O'Brien County Fair -show begins at 6 pm 555 3rd St. SE -outdoor facility
Primghar, IA 51245
Sharon Schnepf Granville, IA 51022
712-541-8628
07/25/2018 06/15/2018 Des Moines County Fair -show begins at 7 pm Southeastern Community College Gymnasium -indoor facility, 1500 W. Agency Rd.
West Burlington, IA 52655
Vickie Daly 611 Hagemann Ave
Burlington, IA 52601
319-752-9576, C: 319-850-2866
07/25/2018 Crawford County Fair -show begins at 6:30 pm Crawford County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility, HWY 39
Denison, IA 51442
Cory Pieper 2605 4th Ave S.
Denison, IA 51442
712-263-6677, C: 712-269-1401
07/26/2018 Sac County Fair -show begins at 4 pm Sac County Fairgrounds, Family Center -outdoor facility, 416 Park Ave
Sac City, IA 50583
Maggie Steinkamp 2290 340th St.
Wall Lake, IA 51466
712-664-2139
07/28/2018 101st Hamilton County Fair -show begins at 4:00 pm Hamilton County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility, 1200 Bluff St.
Webster City, IA 50595
Tennie Carlson 25 P. Avenue
Stratford, IA 50249
515-571-0832
07/28/2018 Jackson County Fair -show begins at 5 pm Pearson Memorial Center -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 1212 E. Quarry St.
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Mary Lou Johnson 101 300th Ave
Maquoketa, IA 52060
563-357-5798
07/28/2018 06/25/2018 McKinley Park Festival -show begins at 4 pm north of Hwy 34 on Adams Street- outdoor facility
Creston, IA 50801
Kelly Busch 710 N Cedar
Creston, IA 50801
641-278-0479
07/29/2018 06/01/2018 Plymouth County Fair -show begins at noon Plymouth County Fairgrounds, Centennial Hall- indoor & air-conditioned, 500 4th Ave NE
Le Mars, IA 51031
Stephanie Jauer-Morran 219 W. Grover St. PO Box 285
Hinton, IA 51024
712-389-1543
07/29/2018 07/01/2018 Warren County Fair -show begins at 12:30 pm. For performers who have not already qualified for I.S.F Warren County Fairgrounds -outdoor facilty 1400 W. 2nd Ave
Indianola, IA 50125
Lisa Gray 13762 McGregor St.
Indianola, IA 50125
515-961-5299
07/29/2018 07/01/2018 Monroe County Fair -show begins at 6 pm Monroe County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building- indoor & air-conditioned facility, 1901 595th Ave
Albia, IA 52531
Jessica Hemann 2151 646th Pl.
Albia, IA 52531
641-799-2279
07/29/2018 Humboldt County Fair- show begins at 2 pm 311 6th Ave North- indoor & airconditioned facility
Humboldt, IA 50548
Karen Day 1055 210th St.
Gilmore City, IA 50541
515-373-6226; cell: 515-368-6226
08/02/2018 06/01/2018 Woodbury County Fair -show #1, begins at 7 pm 206 Fair St. -indoor facility
Moville, IA
Kathy Clarkson and Tom Gerking 505 East Oak St.
Lawton, IA 51030
Kathy: 712-521-9844, Tom: 712-899-6344
08/04/2018 Murray Sesquicentennial Celebration Jamboree -show begins at 6:15 pm Mallory Park, covered bandstand -outdoor facility
Murray, IA 50174
Deanne Boles 1124 Forest St.
Murray, IA 50174
641-340-1962
08/04/2018 07/01/2018 Rockwell City Sweet Corn Daze -show begins at 11:30 am Courthouse Square- outdoor facility
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Theresa Hildreth 1219 High St.
Rockwell City, IA 50579
712-297-8915, C: 712-887-1028
08/04/2018 07/01/2018 Woodbury County Fair -show #2, begins at 7 pm 206 Fair St. -indoor facility
Moville, IA
Kathy Clarkson and Tom Gerking 505 East Oak St.
Lawton, IA 51030
Kathy: 712-521-9844, Tom: 712-899-6344
08/05/2018 Mississippi Valley Fair -show begins at 5:30 pm 2815 W. Locust St. -outdoor facility
Davenport, IA 52804
Crystal Winston 5020 Leprechaun Dr.
Davenport, IA 52807
563-343-3580
08/31/2018 08/15/2018 Guthrie County Fair -show begins at 7 pm High School Auditorium- indoor & air-conditioned facility, 906 School St.
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Jesse Wilson Guthrie Center, IA 50115
641-740-0893
09/13/2018 Moravia Fall Festival -show begins at 7 pm Town Square Stage- outdoor facility, 114 E. Chariton St.
Moravia, IA
Christine Grimes 40920 255th Ave
Chariton, IA 50049
641-203-3240