Culinary & Entertaining Competitions at the Oregon State Fair

You’ll find a full pantry of competitions across our categories. If you’ve never experienced the sheer fun of winning a ribbon at the Oregon State Fair, this could well be your big opportunity. And if you’ve participated and won before, well, you know what we’re talking about. Please enter the category (or categories) that best suit your talents.

Baked Foods

All Baked Foods competitions are for amateurs only.

Preserved Foods

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

Decorated Cakes & Confectionery Arts

This fascinating area of competition allows for the participation of folks at the following skill levels.


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.