Textiles competitions at the Oregon State Fair

These traditional competitions can have a magnetic power over people—even those who’ve never threaded a needle.

In a world increasingly dominated by all things electronic and digital, you can take comfort in knowing these very traditional pursuits still have a place. What better reason to wrap up your latest project in time to enter it at the 2018 Oregon State Fair. We hope you do!

Felting, Spinning & Weaving

For 2018 there are five levels of competition based on age and experience. When you consider that there are six divisions, and numerous classes within each division, it’s clear that participants have a multitude of ways to wins ribbons. Aren’t you due? (Thought so.) Handbook

Needlework & Clothing

You’ll discover four levels of competition related to age and experience for the 2018 Needlework & Clothing contests. Also, there is an impressive 18 different divisions, and seemingly endless classes within those divisions. Point is, this is among the Fair’s broadest fields of competition. And there’s at least one contest that’s perfect for you. Perhaps more! Handbook


Maybe it’s because quilts tend to be big. Or maybe it’s because they are colorful. Or perhaps it’s because the requisite skill is prominently displayed in the Columbia Hall. Whatever the reason, quilts are immensely popular with fairgoers. For 2018 we offer five levels of competition tied to age and experience. And there are six divisions for folks to enter their best work. Truly a must-see! Handbook