Talent sought for Saratoga Fair competition

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The Saratoga County Fair is looking for contestants for the amazing Talent Competitions during the 172nd Saratoga County Fair held during the week of the week of July 16-21, 2013.

“We have had a lot of success stories from our Talent Contests,” says Audrey Poitras, Talent Contest Coordinator. “To name a few winners: Justin Joyner from the rock band Gravity, Brittny Kissinger who performed on Broadway in Annie, Chendell Aufiero was winner at State Fair a few years ago, she now owns her own private dance studio, Anna MacKenzie started with us when she was 13, she is now performing at the Egg.”

A talent show consists of a variety of acts which may include comedy, drama, vocal music, dance, instrumental music, clown, ventriloquist, magic, impersonation, dramatic reading, gymnastics and story telling.

The Talent Show applications are available for printing at http://www.saratogacountyfair.org/index.php/rules-and-entry-forms.

Entrants should complete this application thoroughly and return by June 29, 2013 to Audrey Poitras, 25 Collamer Drive, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or drop them off at the Saratoga County Fair office, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY.

Daily cash prizes & trophies are awarded.1st place, $40 & trophy; 2nd place, $30 & trophy; 3rd place, $20 & trophy; places 4th through 7th receive medals and all participants receive ribbons. 

Best of Fair prizes are $150 and a plaque for first place; $100 and a plaque for second place; $75 and a plaque for third place; $50 and a plaque for fourth place, medals are awarded to 5th, 6th and 7th place. All participants receive ribbons.

The special “Bob Zabinski Memorial Vocal Award” will be presented at the “Best of Fair” contest to the vocalist/vocalists from the week who demonstrate(s) the best vocal production, technical skills and promise as a singer.

Dave Driscoll of Saratoga Springs offers the “Rising Star Talent Award” in recognition of an act in the 12 and under category who demonstrates outstanding ability and achievement for their age, encompassing all genres.

Alden Floor Service, Inc. offers the “Shooting Star Award” in recognition of a novel performance, genre or act showing high creativity through performance of an original composition/choreography. Original acts must be performed by the composer/choreographer in order to be eligible.

Justin Joyner of Saratoga Springs offers a talent award in recognition of a guitar playing contestant. It will be granted at the “Best of Fair” to an individual who demonstrates exceptional guitar skills while exhibiting charismatic stage presence.

If no one is qualified for the Alden Floor Service or Justin Joyner awards, the prizes will be held over until the following year.

The Talent Contests are sponsored by 101.3 The Jockey, Saratoga Today Newspaper and TrustCo Bank.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the Saratoga County Fair office at 885-9701 or Audrey Poitras at 899-2646.

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