Bill Riley Talent Show Crown Sprouts at State Fair
August 18, 2017
Two talented Sprout division acts (ages 2-12) have been selected to perform in the Championship round in Bill Riley’s 58th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform in exhibition on Sunday, August 20, but will no longer be competing.
The names, ages, hometowns and routines of the acts are:
Ty Stephany, 12, Altoona, IA, Piano
Keira Moore, 9, West Des Moines, IA, Vocal
Bill Riley, Jr. is once again hosting the talent show. Sprout acts were crowned champions every day of the semi-finals. The six winning acts will perform in the talent-packed championship set for Sunday, August 20, at 1:30 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor CW Iowa 23.
Each of the six Sprout Champions will receive a prize of $250 after the Championship Show. More than $17,000 will be awarded to the Senior and Sprout divisions combined. This year’s contest is sponsored by Hy-Vee.
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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.