Culinary & Entertaining

We have some tasty competitions lined up.

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

Decorated Tables & Trees

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: On The Road Down Route 66 Brunch, and A Regency Holiday Dinner. Entries in the Regency Holiday 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 Future Olympic Sports Feast. The theme for Adult/Youth Team is Happily Ever After Fairy Tale Picnic. The Oregon Award category theme for all ages is Seashells & Seabreeze at the Oregon Coast Lunch.

A well-decorated tree takes a place of pride in many homes, and takes pride of place at the Oregon State Fair, too! The theme for Individual Entries is A Regency Holiday Tree, and the theme for Group Entries is Happily Ever After Fairy Tale Tree. The Oregon Award category theme is Seashells & Sunshine at the Oregon Coast Tree.

Whether you're decking out a table or a tree, be creative!

Decorated Tables & Trees Handbook

Please note: The limit has been reached for Decorated Tables.  There are openings in Decorated Trees, but if you would like to be put on the waiting list for Decorated Tables, please email the Creative Living office at or call them at 971-701-6571.

Preserved Foods

One of this nation’s most traditional culinary pursuits remains alive and well at the 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

Baked Foods

We offer 13 divisions and classes, including opportunities for youth entrants. All Baked Foods competitions are for amateurs only.

Baked Foods Handbook

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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