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SVF Talent Contest - Application Due May 10

$3,200 in Prize Money for Talent Show!

There are many talent shows on television these days but the Salinas Valley Fair has hosted its own talent show for over 40 years and the tradition continues with the Salinas Valley Fair Amateur Talent Show Thursday, May 16 at 7PM on the Steinbeck Stage.
Each year the annual Talent Show discovers and presents the top amateurs in Monterey County with cash prizes. There will be $3,200 awarded to the Salinas Valley Fair Amateur Talent Contest winners. There are four competitive divisions:
Individual or Group, ages 8 and under
Individual or Group, ages 9-12
Individual or Group, ages 13 -18
Individual or Group, ages 19 and up
The prize money will be awarded: $450 for first, $250 for second and $150 each for third place in each division. Contestants in the finals will be judged on talent (60%), overall performance (25%), and stage presence (15%).
The local talent makes this a wildly popular event! Come by the Steinbeck Stage and see for yourself.

Free Contests at the Fair!

We love giving away prizes so we've come up with a few challenges to test your skill, luck, and talents. While you're at the fair, dare your friends, family, and strangers to compete. All contests will take place at the Steinbeck Stage.
11:45 Hula Hoop Contest
5:00 Best Cookie - $50 First Prize
5:30 Funnel Cake Eating
5:00 Best Salsa Contest - $50 First Prize
5:30 Ugliest Boots Contest - $200 Gift Card, must wear boots to fair
2:30 Roller Coaster Scream Contest - Carnival Tickets
5:00 Cakes & Cheesecakes Contest - $50 First Prize
2:30 Family Look A like Contest - $100 Photography Session
4:00 Best Pie Contest - $50 First Prize

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