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, unionfair.org or requested by email to blackhat057@gmail.com. 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 dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.