The San Diego County Fair is open through July 4. In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.

All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.

Creative Youth

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

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.

Missed The Deadline?

Enter one of the Creative Youth Contests. Have fun with your cooking or craft skills (and get free admission to the Fair when you enter)!

The Fine Print (hidden section)

Got questions? Here is information about entering this exhibit.

Individuals and youth organizations, ages 5-17.

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

The processing fee is $5 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.

Yes! The Fair has many one-day contests that kids and teens can enter:

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

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Entries are closed for this exhibit.
Results posted: On June 21, 2019.
Exhibit dates: May 31-July 4, 2019.
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Pick-up of Exhibits: Friday, July 5, 2019.

Enter A Contest

During the Fair, youth can enter a Creative Youth cooking or crafts contest. Youth can enter these “one-day” contests by bringing their entry to the Fair the day of the contest for judging. Some of the contests even offer free admission to the entrant! Info is available in the Contests section.

What To See And Do

Learn more about all the fun activities in this exhibit during the Fair!

2019 Results

Congratulations to those who won major awards in the 2019 Creative Youth Exhibit.

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