2017 Rise 2 Fame

How it Works
Do you SING, DANCE or PLAY and are between the ages of 6 and 21 then the Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you.

The Youth Talent show has been a highlight of the Paris for 34 years.  Since its inception in 1981, the ‘search’ has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province and appreciative audiences have been captivated by their amazing performances.  This preliminary contest has been the start to many careers

Every year the Paris Fair, in conjunction with the Western Fair District and other fairs and festivals across South Western Ontario organizes a Youth Talent Search to give the youth in our communities a chance to perform in front of a live audience.  There are 18 preliminary contests across Southwestern Ontario for you to choose from.  Preliminaries are held all summer in communities from Teeswater to Essex. The winners of those regional competitions will travel to London to compete for up to $1500 in prize money in the finals during their 10 day fair.

For Western Fair preliminary competition ONLY.  Social media is playing a big part with the youth of today and Western Fair is excited to be a part of that.  The video preliminary is back for a second year by popular demand. If you would like to submit your video entry for the Western Fair video preliminary please follow the link here.  

To Enter the Talent Competition please click here. Registrations must be in by August 25th, 2017.

2017 Western Fair Prizes

Youth: Rise 2 Fame
Overall Winner:
$ 1,500.00 Cash prize plus a trophy.

$ 750.00 and a trophy.
$ 150.00 Cash will be given to each of the remaining 10 Finalists.

Junior: Rise 2 Fame Talent Search:

Junior (ages 6 - 12)
First, Second and Third Place Winners -
Trophy or Medal

Youth (ages 13 -21)
First Place Winner of each category -
Second Place of each Category - 

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Paris Fair
August 31st to September 4th, 2017