The Bill Riley Talent Search and state wide  presenting sponsor, Hy-Vee, are excited to announce a local show in Waterloo. It will be held as part of the National Cattle Congress on September 17 at 1 PM at the National Cattle Congress Pavillion. The show is open to the public.

The Bill Riley Talent Search offers an opportunity to help young Iowans experience the  excitement and dedication necessary to help them succeed in life as well as on stage. The goal is to promote self esteem, self discipline, and self conīŦdence through participation in the performing arts. Young Iowans are invited to register to compete in the Sprout Division (ages 2-12) and Senior Division (ages 13-21) by contacting show coordinator Kim Reiter at 319-233-5257 or 

The winning act from each division will qualify to compete at the 2018 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 9-19, with prize money at the Iowa State Fair championship totaling more than $17,000.00.

For more information about all of the local shows and contestant rules please visit