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 2023

Decorated Tables & Trees

The functionality, originality and creativity of table decorating are on full display in this popular competition. Stay tuned for 2023 themes coming in June!

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

Please note: Decorated Tables Entries are full. To be placed on the Decorated Tables waitlist, please contact

Decorated Tables & Trees Handbook 2023

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 2023

Baked Foods

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

Baked Foods Handbook 2023

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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