Amateur Talent

2018 Doddridge Co. Fair  Amateur Talent Show

August 22, 2018, 7:00 pm

Registration Deadline: August  19, 2018

Old Traditions, New Beginnings 




  1. The Talent Show is open to amateurs only. Those whose talent provides more than 50 percent of their income are not permitted to enter.
  2. $5.00 entry fee per person in the act.
  3. Acts may include but are not limited to: dancing, singing, playing an instrument, poetry, comedy, or magic.
  4. Acts are limited to 5-7 minutes. Any act exceeding the time limit will have points deducted for judging.
  5. Any act that contains profanity, sexual language, suggestive sexual themes or violence WILL NOT be permitted. All act selection must be appropriate for the family audience. You must wear appropriate attire (see #4), clothing, costumes, and gear at all times during the act.
  6. The Doddridge County Fair Commission and staff are ineligible to compete.
  7. Participants are responsible for their own props and costumes.
  8. Only props that can be carried on and off by the performer or performer’s assistant and do not require extensive set-up are allowed.
  9. Vocalists may use recorded accompaniment tracks with the vocal background, but there shall be no lead vocals on the track. Lip syncing is not permitted.
  10. CD’s are allowed for accompaniment only. For recorded accompaniment, a CD with only one track is recommended. clearly label the CD with the performer’s name and music title. An easily accessible backup for all acts is also required to be in your possession during the show. Music should be retrieved from the sound table immediately following the performance.
  11. The house sounds system will be provided by the Doddridge County Fair Commission.
  12. A contestant is eligible to compete in a solo act and group act, with a separate application for both the solo act and group act.
  13. Group acts are limited to 5 performers per group.
  14. Once a contestant has won the 20017 Doddridge County Fair Talent Show they are ineligible to compete for one year.
  15. In cases where the act consists of people from different divisions, the act will compete in the older division. Performers ages 1-9 who use an adult accompanist may compete in the Childer Division provided accompanist does not assume any visual importance in the performance.
  16. There will be three (3) age categories: Children (ages 1-9), Youth (ages 10-17) and Adult (18 & older)
  17. All interested persons must complete an entry form
  18. Doddridge County Fair Commission is not responsible for theft, damage, or injury of any kind, to person or instruments, props, clothing, etc., during, before or after the performance.
  19. Contestants must pre-register either by mailing in the entry form or registering the day of the show.
  20. 1st place – 3rd place winners will receive a cash award along with a trophy and a trophy given to the performer awarded “Best of Show”

Entries must be received by August 19, 2018
**Option to enter the day of the talent show on August 22, 108 is available IF prior arrangements have been made with Show Coordinations.***

All contestants must sign in between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. the night of the show at the stage.

2018 DC Fair Amateur Talent Show Forms

Showtime: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Thank you and Good Luck

Kaitlyn Underwood
1378 Big Battle Run Road
Salem, WV 26426
(304) 871-0902

Dee Dee Nicholson
Tease Me Hair Salon
West Union, WV 26456
(304) 871-3835 or (304) 873-1403

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