Our four departments span a spectrum of classic contests.
Here’s your opportunity to put your best foot forward with regard to culinary and entertaining talents. We hope you’ll choose to enter in the categories that suit you best, because there’s nothing quite like winning an Oregon State Fair ribbon.
We offer 19 divisions and classes, including opportunities for youth entrants. All Baked Foods competitions are for amateurs only. Baked Foods Handbook
One of this nation’s most traditional culinary pursuits remains alive and well at the 2017 Oregon State Fair. Our Preserved Foods contests incorporate 13 divisions, ranging from freezer jams to fermented drinks, and everything in between. And keep an eye out for special awards provided by famous American brands that have always been traditional favorites among those who preserve foods. Preserved Foods Handbook
Decorated Cakes & Confectionery Arts
This fascinating area of competition allows for the participation of folks at the following skill levels: Junior, Teen, Beginner, Experienced, Semi-Professional, Professional, and Master. In addition, there are six divisions and classes. Please see the handbook for detailed rules and parameters. Decorated Cakes & Confectionary Arts Handbook
The functionality, originality and creativity of table decorating are on full display in this popular competition. Whether it’s the adult or youth division, the results are always eye-catching. The three themes for adult entrants in 2017 are: Vintage Wedding, Steampunk, Christmas/Black Tie (Entries in this class must adhere to the American Standard Tablesetting Rules as outline in Appendix A.) The theme for Youth/Teen entries is Sports Teams. (Be creative!) Tablescaping Handbook