MINOT, N.D. – The North Dakota State Fair held their first annual Hometown Sound competition on Wednesday, July 28, in the Grandstand. The finalists, in no particular order, were; John Kringstad of Bismarck, ND, Doo-Wah Riders of California, Young in a Million of Minot, ND, Chloe Watterud of Minot, ND, and Zack Mannino of Minot, ND. These finalists were judged during the opening act of Will Banister to win the Hometown Sound Competition and a $2,000 reward. Concluding the competition, Will Banister announced the winner as Young in a Million of Minot, ND.
The application process was open to all ages, states, and countries. This competition is open to non-signed competitors. The participant(s) can find the application at ndstatefair.com/hometown-sound/ or by contacting the North Dakota State Fair office.
“We hope do to continue this event in the years to come,” says Marketing Director, JaCee Aaseth. “It was so fun to plan and work with local artists that are so humble and so grateful for these kinds of opportunities. Now we start planning for the second annual Hometown Sound Competition.”
For further information on the Hometown Sound competition, please visit the ndstatefair.com/hometown-sound/ webpage.
The North Dakota State Fair is the largest annual event in North Dakota. The nine-day event is host to over 300,000 people and is held the third week of July.