Thank you, Creative Living
Partners and Volunteers!

The Oregon State Fair's Creative Living Department has many partners and volunteers to thank in 2021!

Click here to see all the amazing PARTNERS who made 2021 possible!

Click here to see all the amazing VOLUNTEERS who made 2021 possible!

Culinary & Entertaining

We have some tasty competitions lined up.

And the winner is...

Congratulations to everyone who entered this year's competitions!
Click below to see the results for...

Decorated Cakes



Decorated Cakes

This fascinating area of competition allows for the participation of folks at the following skill levels: Junior Non-Professional, Non-Professional and Professional. In addition, there are four divisions and a number of classes. There is also the Oregon Award which is open to all decorators. Please see the handbook for detailed rules and parameters.

Decorated Cakes 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 themes for adult entrants this year are: Book Club Brunch, and Formal Dinner. Entries in the Formal Dinner Class must adhere to the American Standard Table setting Rules as outlined in Appendix A in the handbook. The theme for Youth/Teen entries is Pinwheels. The theme for Adult/Youth Team is Remember When. The Oregon Award category theme for all ages is Back to Nature. Be creative!

Tablescaping Handbook


A well-decorated tree takes a place of pride in many homes, and takes pride of place at the Oregon State Fair! Adult Individuals over the age of 17 can compete in the "Let It Snow" The theme for adult entrants is Let It Snow, while the themes for Family/Group entries are Mindcraft and Celebrate Oregon: Very Berry!

Treescaping Handbook

Our entire team is elated with the return of this proud annual event—one of America’s classic state fairs—running from August 27th through September 6th. Scores of traditional features and attractions of the Fair will be presented in the best way we know how. Still, our programming efforts were unavoidably impacted by the pandemic as planning for certain familiar aspects of the Fair required longer lead times than CDC and Oregon Health Authority safety guidelines allowed. 

We regret that the Baked Foods and Preserved Foods Competitions are missing this year. Please rest assured that the 2022 Oregon State Fair will see the return of numerous crowd favorites.

Please note: Unfortunately, remote entry drop-off locations are not available for Creative Living competitions this year. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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