Got talent? You’re invited to take the stage at Oswego’s Got Talent contest Sept. 18

Applications open now through Sept. 12 for a spot in the first round

Oswego’s got tons of talent – and the village wants to help its residents prove it.

The village has announced it is hosting Oswego’s Got Talent, a two-round competition for performing artists of all kinds, at Venue 1012, the village’s new outdoor amphitheater and park at 1012 Station Drive, west of Orchard Road.

The first-round competition will be held the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 18. To apply for a spot on stage in the first round, performers must complete an online application and submit a video of their talent by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. Judges will select up to three competitors in each category and division from the video entries to perform on stage in Round 1.

Competitors will go on to compete in a final round, with a new act, on Sunday, Oct. 17, for a chance at the top prize in each division – $250 and a performance slot in front of thousands of patrons at next spring’s Wine on the Fox.

“I am so excited to see Oswego’s talented performers take the stage,” Oswego Village President Troy Parlier said in a news release. “I know there’s a ton of talent in this community, and I can’t wait to see you all shine.”

Talented performers will compete in youth and adult divisions, in either dance, music or other categories, and entries can be either individuals or group acts. Entry is open to both Oswego and non-Oswego residents, and performers must be amateurs.

Entries will be judged based on preparedness, originality, stage presence and talent. Full guidelines and rules, plus the application and instructions on how to upload your audition video, are available at

Questions? Contact Community Engagement Coordinator Julie Hoffman at