Creative Youth Contests
The information below is from the 2018 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2019. Please check back!
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.
Results are posted farther down the page.
The Fine Print
Got questions? Here is more information on these contests.
Contest dates: Contests take place on select Fridays and Saturdays. See the Contest Info for details.
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 Tent for judging.
New for 2018: On-The-Spot Contests that you can enter just before the contest begins, no entry form required and the Fair will provide supplies. These do not include free Fair admission. See the Contest Info for a list of contests and dates.
Who Won the Ribbons
Congratulations to those who won awards and ribbons in the 2018 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.