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Creative Arts Competitions

With many new contests and all the old favorites, it’s easier than ever to get in on the creative arts action at the Oklahoma State Fair! Each year, the creative arts department showcases the work of talented Oklahomans of all ages in crafts like quilting, woodworking, baking, cooking, canning, photography, ceramics, painting and many others.

Take pART in the Fair

Two days of FREE creative arts instruction are offered each summer to help participants gain skills that may be used to enter creative arts competitions. The classes are taught by some of Oklahoma’s top teaching artists. All classes are free, but some classes do require a $5 supply kit.


Classes fill quickly; so make sure to register early.


Adult – Thursday, June 21 from 5 - 9 p.m.

REGISTRATION IS FULL for the Adult Session. If you have youth (ages 9 to 15) that are interested, registration for the youth sessions is now open. There are three classes in each of the sessions. Please select Session 1 or Session 2. Participants may not register for both. 


Two of the three classes in each session require a $5 supply free. Registration and payment must be received by June 27.


Youth – Thursday, July 12

  • Session 1 from 9 a.m. – noon

Leather Crafting with Chad Barati

Basic Drawing with Jennifer A. Harden-Collins

Handbuilding with Clay with Liz Parham


  • Session 2 from 1 – 4 pm

Oil Pastels with Kimberly Scott

Cooking with Chef Stephanie

Jewelry Making with Sheridan Scott



Entry Information

Online registration for the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair opens on July 2.


2018 Competition Schedules

ON THE SPOT CONTESTS: Everyone can join in the fun with this concept in creative arts competitions! These exciting, On the Spot contests during the State Fair are for both adults and children and don’t require advance registration, so anyone may participate!

CREATIVE ARTS CONTESTS: There are hundreds of classes in the regular creative arts contests that require online pre-registration. Online registration for the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair opens on July 2.


2018 Competition Guides

PLEASE NOTE: The fillable Recipe Template is a separate link next to the Cooking Competition Guide.


2017 Results

2017 results will remain posted until 2018 results become available. 



Nancy Nortz

This page updated on June 14, 2018