THE HEART OF ILLINOIS HAS TALENT!

…and we want to showcase it.

This is why The Heart of Illinois Fair, in partnership with KDB Group, is ecstatic to welcome you to the first annual Heart of Illinois's Got Talent (HGT) competition! The inaugural HGT event will be held at Exposition Gardens during the 2021 Heart of Illinois Fair from July 13-16.

Click HERE to learn more!!

There will be three evenings of first-round competition concerts from Tuesday, July 13, through Thursday, July 15, leading up to the finals competition and crowning of the winners on Friday, July 16.

Prizes will be awarded for first through third place as follows:
First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $1,000

Event entry is open to anyone and everyone with talent, ranging from music to comedy to theatre to magic and everything in between. 

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m.


Accepted applications will be contacted directly with their performance schedule and details. Best of luck!
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