The California State Fair hosts hundreds of contests & competitions each year. Californians of all ages are invited to show off their hobbies, talents and skills for the chance to win cash, prizes and bragging rights! Please visit our Compete At The Fair page for applications to enter the following programs:
California Kidz Kitchen – Located in Expo Center, Building #2
Join us to cheer on your favorite cupcake as judges evaluate and award prizes to California’s greatest young chefs and bakers! Youth, ages 19 years or younger compete in a variety of culinary specialties. Check back for date and time!
- Jam & Jelly
- Soft Spreads
- Decorated Cakes
- Decorated Cupcakes
- Confections & Cookie
- King Arthur Flour’s Cookie Contest
- C&H Sugar Co. Poppy’s Baby Cakes Contest
- Guittard Junior Chocolate Passion Contest
- Fleischmann’s Yeast Sensational Sandwich Bread Contest
FFA AG Mechanics – Located East of the Cavalcade of Horses
See the ingenuity and craftsmanship of California FFA Ag Mechanics students. Awesome trailers and pieces of machinery are on display, created by students.
- 2012 results to be announced!
Industrial & Technology Education – Located in Expo Center, Building #4
This exhibit showcases award-winning drafting, graphic arts, photography, electronics, welding and woodworking projects by California Vocational Education students in Middle School through Community College.
Youth Art & Design Expo – Located in Expo Center, Building #1
See what California’s talented young artists are creating. This exhibit features award-winning fine art, crafts, hobbies, fashion, textiles and media, created by California youth, ages 5-18.