The Creative Activities Department of the Minnesota State Fair presents an annual exhibition of the finest needlework, handcrafts, baking and canning that Minnesota has to offer. Participation is limited to Minnesota residents. In 2014, over 2,000 participants exhibited 7,500 items (over 2800 in baking and special contests alone).
The Creative Activities premium book is available annually online the first Monday in May. If you wish to receive a copy by mail, contact the Competition Office at (651) 288-4417 to request one.
REGISTRATION: By entering online, your entry tags and forms will be completed and ready for you when you deliver your exhibits. Online registration must by completed by 4:30 p.m., Aug. 11. If you miss the online deadline, exhibits in Needlecraft, Garment Making, Work of Senior Citizens, Handcrafts, and Collections categories may be registered in person on date(s) of delivery.
In the Canned & Preserved Foods categories, only USDA approved methods of food preservation (pressure canning or hot water bath) are accepted. You may view the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning at:
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Opens the first Monday in May; closes Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Registration is required for entries in the Baked Products, Special Contests, and Canned & Preserved Foods categories and must be completed online or postmarked by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11.
BAKED PRODUCTS AND CANNED & PRESERVED FOOD ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF NOT REGISTERED PRIOR TO CLOSING DATE.
DELIVERY OF EXHIBITS:
RETURN OF EXHIBITS:
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Exhibitors entering multiple divisions, please refer to the complete publication.
Exhibitors entering in one division; please refer to the section that applies.
Online registration will absolutely close on Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Please READ the premium book rules before beginning online registration, as you are responsible for the important rules and conditions it contains regarding your entries.
Online Registration opens the first Monday in May.