Our 2018 competition handbooks are now available, reflecting important changes.

One of the coolest aspects of the Oregon State Fair—the blending of the traditional with the cutting edge—happens in the Creative Living Department. That’s where you’ll discover displays, exhibits, demonstrations, and competitions that cover the full spectrum of life in Oregon. The Creative Living team’s constant goal is to strike a balance between tradition and innovation…all for the benefit of Oregonians.

This department of the Oregon State Fair features many of those classic competitions we all know so well. But these days there is equal emphasis on new and truly engaging topics, each of which reflect life in Oregon. We constantly strive for a balance between traditions and innovations. Please note that the division previously called Crafts & Hobbies is now known simply as Crafts. Also in that division, competitions based on those famous, multi-colored snap-together blocks is now called Building Blocks.

A special highlight of the Creative Living department is our Explore Oregon Stage: a nearly non-stop showcase for Oregon’s best and brightest. (Scheduling details to come.)

Should you be interested in getting involved—either as a participant or enthusiastic supporter—there are tons of excellent options. One thing’s for sure: the Creative Living team aims to serve up an engaging and sometimes surprising experience for everyone.

If one of our many competitions captures your interest, just click on the corresponding link below. Our competition handbooks are also now available for downloading—they’ll tell you everything you need to know.

Remote Drop-Off Sites

Creative Living Divisions

VISUAL ARTS

CRAFTS

AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE

TEXTILES

CULINARY & ENTERTAINING

Other


Use this volunteer form to participate in any of these events!