San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

2012 Musicpalooza Contest

Musicpalooza music talent contest logoOne of the the San Diego County Fair's most popular contests is Musicpalooza, a search for the best musical talent in the United States. Five bands were chosen by online voting to be in the finals on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

2012 Winners
First place, $5,000.00: Trouble in the Wind
Second place, $2,500.00: Pullman Standard
Third place, $1,000.00, Hestyn
All three places will receive a Taylor SolidBody electric guitar, donated by Taylor Guitars.


  • Do not enter online without first reading the Contest Rules. The rules contain information you will need to complete your entry correctly.

  • The rules document is in PDF format, and you must have the free Adobe Reader program to download and print it.

    Questions? Contact the Contest Coordinator at

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