Bill Riley Talent Search Show List

Last updated 03/21/2019

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
03/09/2019 Presented by Clear Creek Amana F.A.M.E. Fine Arts Boosters "Clear Creek Amana Performing Arts Center 551 W Marengo Rd -indoor and airconditioned
Tiffin, IA
David Raim 319-325-7319
06/01/2019 Raccoon River Days Van Meter High School Performing Arts Center -indoor & air-condition facility, 520 I Avenue
Van Meter, IA 50261
Tom Walton 515-729-1982
06/02/2019 Frontier Days Fort Museum 1 museum Road Fort Dodge,Iowa 50501 -indoor and air-conditioned
Terry Cook
06/07/2019 04/01/2019 Grimes Governors Days Entertainment Garden behind Library 200 N James Street -outdoor
Grimes, IA
Jacque Butzke 515-986-0007
06/08/2019 Bell Tower Festival GreeneCounty courthouse plaza, 114 N. Chestnut St -outdoor facility
Jefferson, IA 50129
Tori Riley 515-370-3087
06/14/2019 Wapello County Fair -11am 300 Water Street -outdoor
Eldon, IA
Bev Sloan 641-455-4680
06/15/2019 State Center Rose Festival State Center, Iowa, the Rose Garden, 300 3rd St SE -outdoor
State Center, IA
Mikayla Oz 5155541697
06/22/2019 Jesup Farmers Day Celebration outdoor facility
Jesup, IA
Dawn Quackenbush 319-939-2718
06/26/2019 05/01/2019 Jefferson County Fair 2606 W. Burlington Ave- Jefferson County Fairgrounds, outdoor facility
Fairfield, IA 52556
Alissa Doyle Ward 641-451-5313
06/28/2019 TREKFEST XXXV HALL PARK -outdoor facility
RIVERSIDE, IOWA
Becky LaRoche 319-330-3091
06/28/2019 Humboldt County Fair Humboldt County Fairgrounds - 311 6th Ave. North - indoor and air-conditioned
Humbolt, IA
Karen Day 5153686226
06/28/2019 04/01/2019 Sturgis Falls Celebration Overman Park, 2nd and Franklin Streets -outdoors
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Sandy McDonald
07/04/2019 04/15/2019 RIchland Homecoming -7 pm Central Park -outdoor
Richland, IA
Karen Greiner 641-919-6522
07/04/2019 4th of July Gowrie City Park -Bandshell, outdoor facility
Gowrie, IA 50543
Diane Adam (515)351-7417
07/06/2019 Riverbend Rally Bill Riley Bandshell 610 Estes Street -outdoor
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Chelsea Off 6413736367
07/06/2019 06/01/2019 July 4th town celebration Belmond Klemme High School Auditorium, 411 10th Ave NE -indoor & air-conditioned
Belmond, IA 50421
Linda Dippel 641-512-5083
07/10/2019 04/01/2019 Winneshiek County Fair Fairgrounds at Decorah Ia. 900 East Main St. -outdoor facility
Decorah, IA 52101
Cheryl Cline 563-380-9084
07/10/2019 Ringgold County Fair 2214 Us Hwy 169 -outdoor facility
Mt Ayr, IA 50854
Sarah McAlexander 641-782-0734
07/11/2019 Webster County Fair 22770 Old Hwy 169 East Auditorium -indoor & air-conditioned
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Sandy Hollingsworth 515-570-6865
07/11/2019 Carroll County Fair 2019 214 8th Ave -indoor facility
Coon Rapids, IA
Kelly Pevestorf 712-790-0037
07/12/2019 New Virginia Old Settlers Celebration 400 Border St. -outdoor facility
New Virginia, IA 50210
Deann Strange 5152108847
07/14/2019 06/01/2019 Dallas County Fair -1 pm outdoor
Adel, IA 50003
Tami Strait 5153214289
07/15/2019 06/01/2019 Appanoose County Fair 703 W. Franklin St
Centerville, IA 52544
Dustin Harvey IA
515-368-3800
07/17/2019 05/01/2019 Washington County Fair -6:30 pm Washington Community Center Located on the North end of Fair Grounds ( 250th Street ) -indoor and air-conditioned
Washington, IA 52353
Nancy Trier 319-461-1116
07/17/2019 Polk County Fair Iowa State Fairgrounds, 4-H Building -inside and air-conditioned
DES MOINES, IA 50317
Andy & Lisa Negrete 515-971-5231
07/18/2019 06/01/2019 Poweshiek County 4H/FFA Fair -outdoor facility 425 East St. S.
Grinnell, IA
Marcia Iverson 641 236-7959
07/18/2019 07/01/2019 2019 Ida County Fair -8pm 2339 US Highway 59, Ida County Fairgrounds -outdoors
Ida Grove, IA Forest City, Iowa 50436
Sandy & Dale Ullrich 712-369-5017
07/18/2019 06/17/2019 Madison County Fair 1146 W Summit -outdoors
Winterset, IA 50273
Becky Faust 5154681881
07/19/2019 Decatur County Fair Fairgrounds HWY 69 -outdoor
Leon, IA
Beth Hall 16413449425
07/20/2019 Southern Iowa Fair 615 N I Street -outdoors
Oskaloosa, IA
Karen Adams 6412956633
07/21/2019 03/01/2019 Boone County Fair Boone County Fairgrounds- 1601 Industrial Park Rd. -indoor & air-conditioned
Boone, IA
Meredith Stroot 515-490-1904
07/21/2019 Cherokee County Fair 200 Linden St -outdoors
Cherokee, IA 51012
Libby Peterson 7122298220
07/21/2019 FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR 1008 CENTRAL AVENUE WEST -outdoors
Hampton, IA 50441
LACEY PETERS 641-456-4859
07/22/2019 06/01/2019 O'Brien County Fair -6pm O'Brien County Fairgrounds, 555 3rd Street -outdoor facility
Primghar, IA 51245
Sharon Schnepf 712-541-8628
07/22/2019 Harrison County Fair -7:30 pm Logan-Magnolia School - 1200 N. Second Ave. -indoor and air-conditioned facility
Logan, IA 51546
Ragene and Mary Darling 402-651-9826
07/23/2019 03/01/2019 Johnson County Fair Johnson County Fairgrounds, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S -outdoor
Iowa City, IA
Jill Beardsley 815-218-1638
07/25/2019 Sac County Fair -4pmm Sac County Fairgrounds 416 Park Avenue -outdoor
Sac City, IA 50583
Maggie Steinkamp 712-790-6715
07/26/2019 Emmet County Agricultural Show Emmet County Fairgrounds - 1686 3rd Ave S -indoor & air-conditioned
Estherville, IA
Cami Paulson 865-566-4399
07/27/2019 05/01/2019 Hamilton County Fair -4pm Webster -outdoor facility
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Tennie Carlson 515-571-0832
07/28/2019 07/01/2019 Monroe County Fair Monroe County Fairgrounds, 4 H Building 6393 170th St -indoor and air-conditioned
Albia, IA
Jessica Hemann 641-799-2279
07/28/2019 07/01/2019 Warren County Fair -12:30 pm, open only to contestants who have not previously qualified for the State Fair Warren County Fairgrounds, 1400 West 2nd Ave. -outdoor facility
Indianola, IA 50125
Lisa Gray
08/01/2019 Woodbury County Fair 206 Fair Street -indoor
Moville, IA Forest City, Iowa 50436
Kathy Clarkson and Tom Gerking 712-251-9844 (Kathy) 712-899-6344 (Tom)
08/01/2019 06/01/2019 Woodbury County Fair Indoor facility
Moville, IA
Kathy Clarkson and Tom Gerking (Kathy's cell) 712-251-9844 (Tom's cell) 712-899-6
08/03/2019 Woodbury County Fair 206 Fair Street -indoor
Moville, IA Forest City, Iowa 50436
Kathy Clarkson and Tom Gerking 712-251-9844 (Kathy) 712-899-6344 (Tom)
08/03/2019 05/01/2019 Murray Lions Club Jamboree -show at 6:30pm, check-in at 6pm Mallory Park, covered bandstand -outdoor facility
Murray, IA 50174
Deanne Boles 6413401962
08/03/2019 07/01/2019 Sweet Corn Daze Courthouse Square, 416 4th St. -outside facility
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Theresa Hildreth IA
712-887-1028
08/29/2019 05/01/2019 Guthrie County Fair AC/GC High School Auditorium 906 School Street -indoor and air-conditioned
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Beth Betts 712-210-7008
09/12/2019 03/04/2019 Moravia Fall Festival Moravia town square -outdoor
Moravia, IA Forest City, Iowa 50436
Christine Grimes 6412033240