Bill Riley Talent Search Show List

Last updated 04/20/2017

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 2515 Swan Lake Rd.
North Liberty, IA 52317
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 827 Forest Ave.
Story City, IA 50248
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 1373 295th Ave
West Point, IA 52656
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 31805 Silverado Lane
Waukee, IA 50263
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 501 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, IA 50630
641-330-1787
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 305 W. State St.
Jefferson, IA 50129
515-386-3087
06/14/2017 Wapello County Fair Inc., show begins at 8:00 p.m. 300 Water St. -outdoor facility
Eldon, IA 52554
Katie Riegel 700 West Walnut St.
Eldon, IA 52554
641-799-7677
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 PO Box 425
Stuart, IA 50250
515-480-0767 -texts accepted
06/17/2017 Lawler Irish Fest -show time TBD Main Street -outdoor facility
Lawler, IA 52154
Amanda Blazek 2820 160th St.
Lawler, IA 52154
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 5526 NW 86th St.
Johnston, IA 50131
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 420 3rd Ave. W
Cresco, IA 52136
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 PO Box 71
Fairfield, IA 52556
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 221 Tremont St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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 PO Box 55
Riverside, IA 52327
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 127 E Elmore St. Box 34
Manly, IA 50456
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 PO Box 362
Redfield, IA 50233
515-402-8746
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 401 N. Main St.
Charles City, IA 50616
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 1618 Crescent Drive
Iowa Falls`, IA 50126
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 1003 4th Ave NE
Belmond, IA 50421
641-512-5083
07/03/2017 05/03/2017 All Iowa Bash! ,show begins at 3:00 p.m. 5th Street Valley Junction -outdoor facility
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tammy Cline 4949 Pleasant St. Ste 205
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-440-5601
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 1006 Mariam St.
Gowrie, IA 50543
515-352-3916
07/06/2017 Monona County Fair -show begins at 6 pm West Monona High School -indoor & air-conditioned facility, 1314 15th St.
Onawa, IA 51040
Laura Hartman 95 Locust
Little Sioux 51545
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 P.O. Box 504
New Virginia, IA 50210
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 PO Box 568
Jesup, IA 50648
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 601 South Harrison Place
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
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 610 Winneshiek Ave.
Decorah, IA 52101
563-382-2019 Cell; 563-379-2823
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 1224 25th Ave. N
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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 1117 Settlers Lane
Denison, IA 51442
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 2896 190th St.
Kellerton, IA 50133
641-414-4710
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 106 S. 6th St.
Forest City, IA 50436
641-585-8321 Cell 641-494-9932
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 P.O. Box 98
Bloomfield, IA 52537
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 2411 Twin Eagles Dr.
Granger, IA 50109
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 328 E. 8th St.
DeWitt, IA 52742
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 300 Commerce Dr.
Red Oack, IA 51566
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 P.O. Box 490
Centerville, IA 52544
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 2511 Elm Ave.
Keota, IA 52248
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 1117 Settlers Lane
Denison, IA 51442
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 PO Box 146
Macksburg, IA 50155
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 3476 140th St.
Brooklyn, IA 52211
641-888-0372
07/21/2017 Dacatur County Fair, show begins at 6:30 p.m. Decatur County Fairgrounds -outdoor facility
Leon, IA 50144
Beth Hall 19218 207th Ave
Leon, IA 50144
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 2432 Orchard Ave
Arthur, IA 51431
712-369-1636
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 121 1st St SE
Hampton, IA 50441
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 3700 4th St. SW
Mason City, IA 50401
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 307 N. 3rd Ave.
Logan, IA 51546
712-644-3391
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 317 N. 5th Street
Seymour, IA 52590
641-895-2303 -last day to register July 14th, 6:00
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 1870 Hwy 15
Armstrong, IA 50514
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 2300 Bluff St.
Webster City, IA 50595
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 101 300th Ave
Maquoketa, IA 52060
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 710 N Cedar St
Creston, IA 50801
641-278-0479
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 25431 Marble Ave
Le Mars, IA 51031
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 P.O. Box 417
Indianola, IA 50125
515-961-5299
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 505 East Oak St
Lawton, IA 51030
751-251-9844; Cell 712-899-6344
08/05/2017 Winfield's Crooked Creek Days, show begins at 5:00 p.m. Locust Street -outdoor facility
Winfield, IA 52659
Sharon Jennings P.O. Box 63
Winfield, IA 52659
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 1124 Forest St.
Murray, IA 50174
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 505 East Oak St
Lawton, IA 51030
712-251-9844
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 1002 Prairie St
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
641-757-0151
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 720 Moir St.
Waterloo, IA 50701
319-233-5257 Cell; 319-404-6253