Home Made

The Home & Hobby and Creative Youth exhibits are now Home Made!

Home Made Crafts & Treats

NEW! Our Home & Hobby exhibition and Creative Youth exhibition have now combined in a celebration of homemade goods.

Ever since county fairs began, a blue ribbon for the best cake or the prettiest quilt was a shining achievement. Home Made is the competitive exhibit where cooks,  crafters and collectors can shine!

Entry Information

Important Dates

Entry deadline: Monday, May 9, 2022
Entry Delivery: Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21, 2022 • 10am–4pm (appointments recommended)
Exhibition: June 8–July 4, 2022
Open House: Wednesday, June 8 • 6pm–7:30pm
Entry pick-up
: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 • 9am–6pm 

Entry Information

All Local and State Rules apply.

Preserved Foods & Liqueur

Divisions in this competition include canned fruits and vegetables, dried foods, jams, jellies, soft spreads, pickles, relishes, sauces, and liqueurs.

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Baked & Decorated Foods

This is the place for delicious cakes, candy, cookies, gluten-free baking, special needs baking, breads, decorated cakes (not to be consumed) and edible structures.

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Textile and Needle Arts

Crafts you make with a needle and thread or fabric, such as crocheting, hand and machine knitting, lacemaking, embroidery, cross-stitch, sewing, weaving, felting and quilting.

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Decorative Arts

Includes basketry & gourds, beading, ceramics, dolls & stuffed toys, holiday decorations, hand-painted china, tole & decorative painting, polymer clay and miscellaneous crafts.

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Collections

This competition features one-of-a-kind collections, from sports and historical memorabilia to fun and kooky. It also includes miniatures, models, and table setting.

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One-Day Contests

During the Fair, enter a Home & Hobby cooking or crafts contest. You bring your entry to the Fair the day of the contest (and get free admission). Info is available in the Contests section.

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Food & Liqueurs

Delicious Creations

Bakers, cake decorators, candy makers and liqueur makers: Enter your work to win cash awards and ribbons in the San Diego County Fair Home & Hobby competitive exhibit, Baked/Decorated Foods, Preserved Foods, and Liqueur divisions.

Preserved Foods & Liqueurs

This competition includes canned fruits and vegetables, dried foods, jams, jellies, soft spreads, pickles, relishes, sauces, and liqueurs.

Baked & Decorated Foods

This competition includes competition includes cakes, candy, cookies, gluten-free baking, special needs baking, breads, decorated cakes (not to be consumed) and edible structures.

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Preserved Foods & Liqueurs – By Last Name
Preserved Foods & Liqueurs – By Division
Baked & Decorated Foods – By Last Name
Baked & Decorated Foods – By Division

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020.
Entry delivery dates: Late May; please see Entry Information for specific dates.
Exhibit dates: June 5-July 5, 2020.
Exhibitor open house: Friday, June 5, 2020; 6:00-7:30pm.
Entry pickup date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

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