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Minnesota Farmfest Announces National Anthem Contest With the Winner Opening the 2018 show on the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center Stage

Newsroom / June 5, 2018

The IDEAg Group, LLC, producer of IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest, announced its first national anthem contest for this year’s show, scheduled for Aug. 7-9, at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

The winner will be invited to sing the national anthem on the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center stage the opening day of Farmfest, Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 8:15 a.m. in front of 500 potential attendees. The performance also will broadcast across the show sound system and livestream on the Farmfest Facebook page. The winner will receive free entry to Farmfest for his/herself and up to three guests for Tuesday.

The deadline to apply is July 6. Interested singers can visit the Farmfest website ( to apply. A YouTube video of the applicant singing the national anthem must be submitted for consideration. The winner will be notified in mid-July. Any individual performer can enter the competition, but if the applicant is under the age of 18, they will need parental consent.

“The IDEAg Group is looking forward to showcasing local talent at Farmfest through the inaugural national anthem contest,” said Amy LaTessa, show director. “Farmfest is a family-friendly event celebrating those in the agriculture industry, and the contest will add a new element highlighting the local community.”

IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest is the largest agriculture trade show in the state and, in its 37th year, the show continues to connect the Midwest’s top farmers with more than 500 local and leading companies. The show features three days of networking, educational sessions and political forums. To learn more about the trade show, visit

Amy LaTessa
Show Director
(815) 621-3254
Shiloh Perry
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643

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