September 11 6:00 pm - September 14 8:00 pm
Four States Fairgrounds
3700 East 50th Street, Texarkana, AR 71854 United States

Additional Information

The Starz Youth Talent Show is Monday September 11th at the 73rd Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo. If you know anyone between the ages of 8 and 20 who has a talent, tell them to sign up today because the 1st place winners at the finals will win a demo CD and cover design!

The Starz Youth Talent Show's purpose is to discover and develop talent among the youth in the Texarkana area. It is FREE to sign up and each registrant will receive one day passes to the Fair for the preliminaries and, if qualified, the finals. Download the application and send it back in by email to, fax it in to 870-772-0364 or drop it by the studios at 2324 Arkansas Blvd--the office is open 8:30 am to 5 pm  Monday - Friday.

The contest will be held at the Outdoor Stage during the 73rd annual Four States Fair and Rodeo. Preliminaries are on Monday, September 11th from 6-8pm with the finalists competing on Thursday, September 14th starting at 7:30pm to determine the winners.


The competition is open to all amateur performers between the ages of 8-20 with no previous professional experiences or earned wages for performing. There will be 4 age categories: 8-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. On Monday, contestants will perform on the Outdoor Stage in front of the judges and the audience. Performers can compete only once. The top 3 winners in each age category will be invited to compete in the Talent Show finals on Thursday at the Fair. First place winners at the finals in each age category will win a three song demo CD and cover design from Smart Studios. Prizes will also be awarded to second and third place winners in each age category at the finals.


Submission deadline for entry is Thursday, September 7th at 5pm.  No entry is considered valid until it is returned to Townsquare Media.  Each registered contestant will receive four gate admissions to the Fair for September 11th and an additional 4 for Thursday, September 14th if they qualify for the finals. Entry Forms can be downloaded below or picked up at the Townsquare Media studios at 2324 Arkansas Blvd, Texarkana, Arkansas.


Each contestant will have a time limit of 3 minutes for their performance and 2 minutes for set-up time and sound check. Time will not be charged to your performance if the technicians request extra time. Townsquare Media and the Four States Fairgrounds will provide a complete sound system with technicians. Contestants are required to bring their own cassette, CD, instrument or props.


Each performance will be judged on stage presence, artistic performance, audience response and musical/talent content. Lyrics and presentation must be acceptable in a family environment.