SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR POSTPONED TO 2021 AMID COVID-19 CONCERNS
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Creative Youth Contests

Enter a cooking or craft contest!

Kids and teens: Enter one of our Creative Youth cooking or craft contests, and you’ll get free admission to the Fair, plus the chance to win a blue ribbon!

Similar contests for adults are on the Home & Hobby Contests page.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is more information on these contests.

Not only is there no entry fee, but you will be admitted to the Fair free on the day of the contest prior to the start of judging.

One entry per contest per entrant.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Fair Postponement Info

This contest will return in 2021. Please check this page in the spring of 2021 for updated contest dates and details.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Fair.

Entry Information

The Contest Information will give you an idea of what to expect in 2021. New information will be posted sometime in the spring.

Contest dates: Chocolate Dessert Contest, June 16, 2020; Upcycled Apron Contest, June 23, 2020.
Registration deadline: Bring your item and the entry form to the O’Brien Gate on the contest date for free admission to the Fair. Then bring your item to the Creative Youth Exhibit for judging.

Contest Information

2019 Results

Congratulations to those who won awards and ribbons in the 2019 Creative Youth Contests. In most of these contests, the Danish method of judging is used. This means that every entry that reaches a certain standard is awarded a blue ribbon.

Results will continue to be posted through the end of the Fair.

Baking Contest
Chocolate Dessert Contest
Character Toys Contest
Salsa/Guacamole Contest

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