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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. Available class information will be available soon.


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

Registration open May 14 at 10 a.m. thru June 8 at 5 p.m.


Youth – Thursday, July 12

  • Session I from 9 a.m. – noon
  • Session II from 1 – 4 pm

Registration open May 29 at 10 a.m. thru June 27 at 5 p.m.

Entry Information

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

The 2017 general rules are available for reference; the 2018 general rules will be available in June.

2017 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.


2017 Competition Guides

The 2017 competition guides are available for reference; the 2018 competition guides will be available in June.

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



Nancy Nortz

This page updated on February 15, 2018