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, woodwork, baking, cooking, canning, photography, ceramics and painting.
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE 2016 CREATIVE ARTS LIVE CONTEST & DEMO SCHEDULE, AND THE ON THE SPOT CONTEST SCHEDULE.
ON THE SPOT CONTESTS: The Oklahoma State Fair will return with this popular concept in Creative Arts competitions! These exciting, “on the spot” contests during the Fair are for both adults and children and do not require contestants to register in advance, so anyone can participate!
Online Registration for the 2016 Fair will open on July 1 at 10 a.m. The deadline for free registration is August 15 at midnight. Full information is available in the Competition Guides.
2016 Competition Guides are now available below. Remember: registration is FREE for the hundreds of contests included. Live contests include FREE Outside Gate Admission and FREE parking.
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 the Creative Arts Competitions at the Oklahoma State Fair. All classes are free but some classes do require a $5 supply kit.
Adult Session (ages 16+)
Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
Youth Session (ages 9 – 15)
Thursday, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration opens June 28 at 10 a.m.
Available Youth Classes
- Cooking – Cheesy Garlic Bread (Limit 10 per class) – Perri Mousty, Shawnee Milling Company
- Digital Photography (Limit 10 per class) – Narciso Arguelles, Professional Photographer
- Watercolor Painting* (Limit 10 per class) - Kimberly Scott, Artist and Art Educator (morning only)
- Basic Drawing* (Limit 10 per class) – Kimberly Scott, Artist and Art Educator (afternoon only
- Basket Weaving – Christmas “N” July* (Limit 10 per class) – Rena Vickery, Basket Weavers Guild
- Polymer Clay Jewelry* (Limit 10 per class) - Sheridan Conrad, Owner of A Jeweler’s Art Gallery and Boutique*
- The Art of Poetry (Limit 10 per class) – Jennifer E. Hudgens, Published Poet
- China Painting (Limit 10 per class) - Instructors from World Organization of China Painters (WOCP)
* Supply fee required