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 2016, more than 2,200 participants exhibited more than 8,000 items (more than 3,000 in baking and special contests alone).
The Creative Activities premium book is available annually online the first Monday in May. For the most detailed information about delivery times, return of exhibit times, premiums, requirements and more, view the premium book.
REGISTRATION: All individuals must register entries online or mail in BEFORE entry closing on Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact the competition department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 288-4417.
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: http://foodsafety.cas.psu.edu/canningguide.html
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Opens Monday, May 1; closes Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Registration is required for entries in ALL categories and must be completed online or postmarked by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8.
ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF NOT REGISTERED PRIOR TO CLOSING DATE.
DELIVERY OF EXHIBITS:
See a map of where to deliver exhibits.
RETURN OF EXHIBITS:
For further information, please contact email@example.com or (651) 288-4417.
Online registration closes on Aug. 8 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. Read how to register before you begin.
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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.
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