Take a close look at the Owatonna Crazy Days posters as a number of new things have been added this year for the event that starts Thursday, July 27.

One of the new attractions will be Owatonna Sings. This will take place in Central Park in Owatonna at 3PM on Saturday, July 29. The winner and runner-up will go on to compete in the state competition for Minnesota Sings on September 24. Prizes at the state level total over $10,000. Contestants must be amateur vocalists and be between the ages of 15 and 25 as of September 24, 2017. You must live, work, or attend school in Owatonna. Preregister at Tone Music in Owatonna or go to the Owatonna Business Partnership website.

Contestants will be asked to provide their own backtrack.

You can also find out more about the competition on the Minnesota Sings website.

For a full list of Crazy Days happenings, go to the Owatonna Business Partnership website and click on the Crazy Days tab.

Crazy Days runs July 27-29 and coincides with the Art on the Hill art festival at the Owatonna Art Center on July 29 and 30.