JERSEYVILLE - The Jersey County Fair Talent Show is making some positive changes this year and one is opening the talent show to competitors outside of its normal boundaries.

“This year’s talent show could be the best ever,” Jersey County Talent Show Director Alex Foster said. “In years past, it had been closed to only Jersey County residents, but this year it is open to any county that borders Jersey, which includes Madison, Greene, Macoupin and Calhoun counties.

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"There is a June 15 deadline for people to enter. Some have already entered, but we encourage those who do want to enter to go ahead and send their application in for registration,” Foster said.

The Jersey County Fair has a long, storied reputation, and is now 148 years old. The talent show portion of the Jersey County Fair enters its 22nd consecutive competition. Winners will represent Jersey County at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs State Talent Competition.

“Jersey County is jam-packed with talent and so are our neighboring counties,” Foster said. “I think this show could be our best ever. We have had two acts that have gone on to be state champions and several acts place in second or in the top six, so the talent and competition is always excellent.”

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The Jersey County Fair Schedule

Tuesday 7/11/17 Jersey County Fair Talent Competition
Wednesday 7/12/17 Jersey County Pageant
Thursday 7/13/17 Nationally Sanctioned RODEO
Friday 7/14/17 National Tractor Pull
Saturday 7/15/17 Local Tractor Pull
Sunday 7/16/17 Demo

The Jersey County Fair Talent Competition has always been closed to Jersey County Residents. The Jersey County Fair has opened the Jersey County Fair Talent Competition to the following counties: Calhoun, Greene, Macoupin and Madison. For 2017, monetary prizes have doubled.

July 11, 2017
Jersey County Fairgrounds Grandstand
NEW! Now open to residents of Jersey, Calhoun, Greene, Macoupin and Madison Counties
Junior Division - 14 Years Of Age And Younger
NEW! 1st Place $200.00 & Trophy
NEW! 2nd Place $100.00 & Trophy
NEW! 3rd Place $ 50.00 & Trophy
4th Place Trophy
5th Place Trophy
Senior Division - 15 Through 21 Years Of Age
NEW! 1st Place $300.00 & Trophy
NEW! 2nd Place $150.00 & Trophy
NEW! 3rd Place $ 50.00 & Trophy
4th Place Trophy
5th Place Trophy
1st Place Recipient In Each Division Will Represent Jersey County At The IAAF State Talent Competition In Springfield Illinois In January 2018
For Application And Complete Set Of Rules Send A
Alex Foster, Director

Jersey County Fair Talent Competition

108 Hollow Avenue
Jerseyville, IL 62052
(Requests that do not include a SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE will NOT be fulfilled.)
Completed Application Forms and a non-refundable $10 Entry Fee Per ACT (not person) Must Be Post Marked No Later Than Midnight June 15, 2017
(Make check payable to Jersey County Fair)

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