The annual Union Fair talent show is accepting applications — only 25 will be accepted. Competition will be in two categories: ages up to 16; and age 17 to adult. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category, with prize money totaling $900.

Union Fair is looking for all kinds of talent, which might include singing, juggling, playing a musical instrument, comedy, dancing, bands, etc. All performances must be acceptable for all ages.

Auditions will start at noon Saturday, Aug. 22; the 25 applicants will be narrowed to 10 (five in each category) that day. The second day of auditions will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25,  at the Entertainment Center. The 10 semi-finalists will perform that evening, and six will be chosen to perform again. First place winners will receive $300 each, second place $100 and third place $50.

The deadline for entries is Aug. 16.  Applications may be downloaded from the website, or requested by email to Anyone with further questions concerning the talent show can also email or call 712-1314. The Union Fair reserves the right to accept or reject any and all applications.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or