HURON, S.D. – Singers can make their voices heard at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dakota Star division winners.
The grand prize winner in the adult division wins a cash prize of $1,000 and the title of “2021 Dakota Star”. In addition, the winner will be awarded a three-hour recording studio session with Cathouse Studio and the opportunity to perform on the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage during the 2022 South Dakota State Fair, as well as emcee the 2022 Dakota Star talent competition.
There are two age divisions for Dakota Star – Junior (12 through 17 years) and Adult (18 years and older). Soloists, duos, and trios are welcome to participate. Applications for the 18th Annual Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union are now available online at www.sdstatefair.com or at the State Fair office. The deadline for entering the talent competition is Friday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.
Preliminary competition begins on Friday, Sept. 3, and ends on Sunday, Sept. 5. Dakota Star finals will be held on Monday, Sept. 6. The talent competition is held on the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage.
Dakota Star is sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. Dakotaland Federal Credit Union has locations in Huron, Volga, Brookings, Madison, Aberdeen, Redfield, DeSmet, Mitchell, Woonsocket, and Watertown. With 40,000 members and $500 million in assets, Dakotaland continues to be locally owned and operated, offering a full-line of financial services to its membership since 1935.
The 2021 South Dakota State Fair runs Thursday, September 2, through Monday, September 6. Channel Seeds preview night will be Wednesday, September 1. For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
— South Dakota DANR
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