Oregon State Fair artistic, creative competitions open

Think your talents are competition ready? Is your item blue-ribbon worthy? The 149th Oregon State Fair is officially accepting entries for the Creative and Artistic competitions, honoring the DIY spirit of our state's best!

An annual summer tradition, the competitions are open to all skill levels. Registration is required to compete and must be completed online by August 7. Entries will be accepted at the fairgrounds between August 9 and 12. Remote drop-off locations for nonperishable entries are also available.

With exceptions noted below, there is no fee to participate in Creative and Artistic competitions, and handbooks for each category are available online. This year's Creative and Artistic competition departments include the following:

  • Arts (fine art, photography, poetry) (*fee to participate)
  • Baked Foods
  • Decorated Cakes
  • Farm and Garden
  • Floral
  • Hobbies and Collectibles
  • Honey and Products of the Hive
  • Needlework and Clothing
  • Paper Arts
  • Preserved Foods
  • Quilting (*fee to participate)
  • Spinning and Weaving
  • Table Decorating
  • Woodworking

Questions about the Creative and Artistic competitions can be asked via email ( or by calling 503-881-3594.  Additional information is available online at

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