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The mission of the Bill Riley Talent Search is to serve as a developmental platform for young Iowans involved in the performing arts. By maintaining a nurturing and educational environment we aim to promote self esteem, self discipline and self confidence while helping them to achieve their goals and shoot for the stars, one performance at a time.

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2018 Iowa State Fair Day 10

Heather Torpy - Saturday, August 18, 2018

We can't believe that semi-finals are over! Our championship show is tomorrow on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage at 1:30. Here are the performers moving on from today.  Read More. . .

2018 Iowa State Fair Day 9

Heather Torpy - Friday, August 17, 2018

It was a great day on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage! We had so many wonderful performers. Here are the young Iowans moving on to the Championship Show.  Read More. . .

2018 Iowa State Fair Day 8

Heather Torpy - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Can you believe we are in semi finals? Here are the results from today's show.  Read More. . .

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Our Presenting Sponsor

The Bill Riley Talent Show is proud to have Hy-Vee as the presenting sponsor. Since 2013 Hy-Vee has been making a significant investment in the talent program ensuring that the Iowa tradition will continue to thrive.

Hy-Vee Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 237 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. For 2013 the company recorded total sales of $8 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.

By supporting Hy-Vee you are supporting the Bill Riley Talent Show. Go to to find a store near you!