Talent Search

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Oregon State Fair Talent Search

A statewide talent search that begins at Oregon’s county fairs and culminates at the Oregon State Fair.

Put that stage fright aside and step right up to the microphone at the 2018 Oregon State Fair. That’s the home for the finals of the Oregon Fairs Talent Search. But to compete in Salem, you first must win your county’s local competition. We encourage you to check with your county fair now to see if they are participating. (Participating county fairs will be listed on this page as they come on board.)

The top three finalists from each participating county fair will receive free admission to the Oregon State Fair. Winners at the State Fair level will receive grand prizes.

2018 Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Oregon State Fair Talent Search. Here are the results from the finals on Saturday, August 25.

Adult Category (18+)

  • 1st Place – Belle Shippy from Multnomah County
  • 2nd Place – Amy Johansen from Marion County
  • 3rd Place – Daniel Dresser from Curry County

Youth Category (ages 10 – 17)

  • 1st Place – Nyah Branch from Polk County
  • 2nd Place – Samantha Fiello from Clackamah County
  • 3rd Place – Alex Fisher from Multnomah County

Kids Category (ages 5 -9)

  • 1st Place – Claire Pieper from Curry County
  • 2nd Place – Zeke Marley from Marion County
  • 3rd Place – Kaylee Bain from Douglas County