News from the Bill Riley Talent Search

2017 Iowa State Fair Championship Show

Heather Torpy - Sunday, August 20, 2017

Today was an absolutely amazing day on the Anne and Bill Riley stage at the Iowa State Fair! Stop reading if you don't want to see who won the show. If you weren't able to join us you can watch it on IPTV at 8pm tonight! Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 10

Heather Torpy - Saturday, August 19, 2017

Congratulations to today's Sprout Champions and Senior finalists. It has been an amazing Iowa State Fair and we can't wait to finish up our 58th Season with our championship show tomorrow at 1:30 on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage. If you can't join us tune in to Iowa Public Television tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 9

Heather Torpy - Friday, August 18, 2017

Another incredible day of semi finals is behind us. Thank you to all the performers who have taken the stage with us.  Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 8

Heather Torpy - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wow! What an incredible first day of semi finals! Usually there are two Sprout Champions but today there were three. Here are the performers moving on to the championship show. The championship show will be at 1:30 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage. If you can't make it to the Iowa State Fair you can watch it on Iowa Public Television at 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 7

Heather Torpy - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Can you believe we just finished our last day of preliminaries??? We can't! We have had such wonderful performers this year and can't wait to see everyone back next year. Here are the acts moving on from today. Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 6

Heather Torpy - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We beat the rain and announced the results with thunder rolling in. Here are our performers moving on to semi finals.  Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 5

Heather Torpy - Monday, August 14, 2017

Day five of preliminaries is over, and we had a great day!  Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 4

Heather Torpy - Sunday, August 13, 2017

This was day four of our preliminary rounds, we have three more before we move into the semi finals next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 3

Heather Torpy - Saturday, August 12, 2017

Another amazing day at the Iowa State Fair! Congratulations to everyone moving on to semi-finals.  Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 2

Heather Torpy - Friday, August 11, 2017

What a beautiful day at the Iowa State Fair! The weather is gorgeous and the talent was amazing.  Read More. . .