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Several new contests will give Missouri State Fairgoers an opportunity to compete in a variety of areas, from vocals to dancing to body art.

A three-day talent contest, “The Stage on Fire: Ultimate Dance and Talent Competition” will be held in the Show-Me Tent starting at 9 a.m., Aug. 15-17. Both individual and groups of vocalists, dancers and variety act performers can compete for the chance to win cash prizes up to $1,000. Entries for this competition are being accepted in multiple age divisions, starting as young as 3. Competitors up to age 14 must register by Friday, while competitors 15 and older have until Aug. 2. More information about the contest, including the entry fee, is available at the special contests page on the Fair’s website.

Two other contests, in the spirit of two popular Fair concerts, have been added to the 6 p.m. Touchstone Energy Stage daily contest schedule. The Red Solo Cup Stacking Contest, named for Toby Keith’s hit song will occur the day of his Aug. 16 concert, and the Rockin’ Tattoo Competition, with a nod to the Hinder and Three Days concert, takes place Aug. 17.

Contestants in the Red Solo Cup Stacking Contest will compete in a timed event to see who can stack the most cups. The on-the-spot contest does not require an entry fee or registration and the winner will receive one minute in the Fair’s Money Madness Machine to win cash prizes and coupons.

The Rockin’ Tattoo Competition is also free to enter. The contest does have some restrictions and participant hopefuls must register the day of the contest at 5 p.m. at the Touchstone Energy Stage. Qualified entrants will be judged by a panel of Missouri tattoo artists, with the winner receiving a minute in the Money Madness Machine and two grandstand tickets to the Hinder and Three Days Grace concert.

Registration is also underway for the Missouri State Fair Idol Contest, which is in its eighth year on the Budweiser Stage. The popular contest will run Aug. 8-18, with the top two winners receiving $500 and $250 cash prizes.

For more information about the Missouri State Fair and any contests, go to mostatefair.com or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

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