News Flash

Wright County News

Posted on: July 15, 2021

Talent Show for County Fair July 22 Cancelled

The Wright County Fair Board has announced that the Talent Show at the 2021 Wright County Fair has been cancelled.

A release from the Fair Board stated: “The Wright County Fair regrets to announce that the Talent Show scheduled for Thursday, July 22 during the Fair has been cancelled due to not having the minimum number of acts to run a quality show. We expect that participation for 2022 will be back to previous levels as the pandemic issues that affect assembling and perfecting acts are reduced. The Talent Show is the only event affected by this change. All other events scheduled for the 150th Wright County Fair will take place during the Wright County Fair which runs from July 21-25!”

Fair President Ward Westphal said that the Talent Show has seen a decline in numbers over the last few years – a problem made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With COVID last year, the dance studios were closed down, kids that get together at schools to put an act together couldn’t put stuff together and high school kids that had garage bands weren’t able to do it,” Westphal said. “The participation has been dropping a little over the last few years. It kind of peaked when ‘American Idol’ was huge, but over the last couple of years, it has dropped a little bit.”

Westphal said that, by 2022, hopefully COVID will be a distant memory and the Talent Show will return with more acts looking to compete and that there will be more individuals and groups in all three divisions – pre-teen, teen and open class (all ages).

“We’ll have it back next year,” Westphal said. “I think as things get back to more like what they were before COVID, we’ll see the numbers go back up. The Talent Show has been a tradition at the Fair and we hope that it will continue when things get back to normal.”

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Wright County News

Deadline to File for Homestead Approaching

Posted on: November 23, 2021

MnDOT Provides Update on I-94 Construction

Posted on: November 16, 2021

Santa Coming to Bertram Park Dec. 4

Posted on: November 3, 2021

License Center Camera System Down

Posted on: November 3, 2021

DNR Releases Updated Fall Color Map

Posted on: October 1, 2021

County Board Approves 2022 Preliminary Levy

Posted on: September 28, 2021

Second Half Property Taxes Due Oct. 15

Posted on: September 22, 2021

DPS Labor Day DWI Campaign a Success

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: September 7, 2021

Extension Provides Crop Update

Posted on: August 23, 2021

DNR Releases 2021 Waterfowl Handbook

Posted on: August 10, 2021

MPCA Declares Air Quality Alert

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Veterans Career Fair Tomorrow

Posted on: July 28, 2021

Wright County Has Job Openings

Posted on: July 23, 2021

WCEDP Has Redesigned Website

Posted on: July 9, 2021

WOW Van in Monticello Today

Posted on: July 1, 2021

WOW Van Coming to Monticello July 1

Posted on: June 23, 2021

Wright County Fair Schedule Released

Posted on: June 21, 2021

Highway 30 Project Delayed

Posted on: June 1, 2021

May 9-15 Is National Police Week

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 30, 2021

DNR EagleCam Up and Running

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Roadside Spraying

Posted on: April 22, 2021

DNR Has Interactive Bird Song Page

Posted on: April 21, 2021

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 2, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: April 1, 2021

I-94 Construction Ramping Up

Posted on: March 29, 2021

HHS Announces New Call Center

Posted on: March 26, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: March 24, 2021

Virtual Tour of Justice Center

Posted on: March 10, 2021

Fish Houses Must Be Off Lakes By Monday

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Two 4-H Summer Internships Available

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Members of Solar Farm Work Group Named

Posted on: February 16, 2021

I-35W Bridge to Glow Purple Tonight

Posted on: February 16, 2021

View Today's Press Conference

Posted on: February 11, 2021

Sheriff's Office Statement on Shooting

Posted on: February 9, 2021

County Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 18

Posted on: January 15, 2021

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: December 31, 2020

DNR Warning Residents About Thin Ice

Posted on: December 18, 2020

MEADA Receives $125,000 Federal Grant

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Seeking Interested Candidates

Posted on: December 1, 2021