Creative Youth

Kids & Teens: Enter your creations

Kids and teens can create something wonderful, and enter it to win recognition, ribbons and donated awards in the Creative Youth competitive exhibit at the San Diego County Fair.

This exhibit is open to individuals and members of youth organizations between the ages of 5 and 17.

The Fair has many one-day cooking and craft contests for ages 5-17. Information and entry forms are in the Contests section of this website.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The deadline has passed; entries are closed.
Delivery of Exhibits: Please see the Entry Information for details.
Exhibit dates: June 2-July 4, 2017
Pick-up of Exhibits: Wednesday, July 5. Details will be provided at entry delivery and by email.

Entry Information
Recipe Form
Doll Template
State Rules
Local Rules

The Fine Print

Individuals and youth organizations, ages 5-17.

Work done as part of a class project can be entered in Best of K-6 Schools (kindergarten through 6th grade) or Student Showcase (7th grade through community college).

The processing fee is $4 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable. Each entrant will receive one admission pass to the Fair.

Please see the appropriate division for specific entry limits. An individual entry is one item made by one child. A group entry is one item made by two or more individuals.

The Danish system of judging is used, with age as a consideration. First- and second-place ribbons will be awarded as merited. Additionally, several divisions have special awards.

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

San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds