News from the Bill Riley Talent Search

2016 Championship Show!

Heather Torpy - Sunday, August 21, 2016

What an amazing year! We loved having every single performer on stage with us at the Iowa State Fair! You were all fabulous. Today we wrapped up the 2016 Iowa State Fair with our Championship Show. If you weren't able to be at the fair please tune in to Iowa Public Television at 8pm tonight and watch the wonderful performers from today's show.  Read More. . .

Iowa State Fair - Day 9!

Heather Torpy - Friday, August 19, 2016

Wow! Another amazing day of semi-finals today. Thank you to all of our performers who took to the stage to share their talents with the audience, you were all fabulous.  Read More. . .

Iowa State Fair - Day 8!

Heather Torpy - Thursday, August 18, 2016

Today was the first day of semi-finals and what a show! Thank you to everyone who stepped on stage today and shared your talents. Read More. . .

Iowa State Fair 2016 - Day 7!

Heather Torpy - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Today was our last day of preliminaries! Congratulations to everyone moving on to the semi-finals. Read More. . .

2016 Iowa State Fair - Day 6!

Heather Torpy - Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Congratulations to all of the performers moving on to the semi-finals! Read More. . .

2016 Iowa State Fair - Day 5

Heather Torpy - Monday, August 15, 2016

What an incredible day today! The weather was perfect, we had a great crowd and awesome performers on stage! Here are the acts moving on to the semi-finals. Read More. . .

2016 Iowa State Fair Day 4!

Heather Torpy - Sunday, August 14, 2016

We had another great day at the fair! Kyle Munson wrote a great article about the Talent Search in today's Des Moines Register. Here is the link if you missed it.  Read More. . .

2016 Iowa State Fair - Day 3!

Heather Torpy - Saturday, August 13, 2016

What a beautiful day at the fair! We had a special visitor on stage - the 1966 Talent Search Champion John Greenfield.  Read More. . .

2016 Iowa State Fair - Day 2!

Heather Torpy - Friday, August 12, 2016

We had a great day on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage today! Cloudy skies and a breeze kept everyone cool. Read More. . .

Iowa State Fair 2016! Day 1 Update

Heather Torpy - Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hello! We are so excited that we are back at the Iowa State Fair! We had a great show today with so much talent! Here are the acts moving on to the semi-finals.  Read More. . .