Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search

Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search

Do you SING, DANCE or PLAY and are between the ages of 6 and 21 then the Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you.

Sat July 30 2017 in the Auditorium @ 4PM


How it Works 

This year will mark the 35th year of the Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search, an annual event presented by the Western Fair District in conjunction with local fairs, festivals and events.

The Rise 2 Fame Youth talent competition provides non-professional youth, ages 6 -21, a chance to perform their art on a local stage.  There are 18 Preliminaries held during the summer in communities from Essex to Hamilton with many stops in-between. The winners of those regional competitions move forward to the finals in September at the annual Western Fair for a chance to win up $ 1,500.00.  At each level the crowd grows and the stage becomes a professional showcase, slowly building the skill and confidence of the contestants, while having fun performing!

Over the years we have been entertained by some of the best youth acts in Southwestern Ontario.  Past winners include, Marla Silvestro, Jamie Warren, Beverley Mahood and Cassandra Hodgins, to name just a few.

Not only have contestants sung their way into our hearts, we have been inspired by the best dancers, bands and instrumentals. Last year our Junior and Youth winners danced their way to first place.

Social media is playing a big part with the youth of today and we in the Western Fair District are excited to be a part of that.  The video preliminary is back by popular demand for a third straight year. Entries can be sent in by July 12th. Videos can be submitted from May 1st to Aug. 14th.