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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. The creative activities premium book is available the first Monday in May, and registration opens May 4.
Registration is REQUIRED.
Registration: All individuals must register entries online or mail in BEFORE entry closing on Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF NOT REGISTERED PRIOR TO CLOSING DATE. If you need assistance, please contact the competition department at email@example.com 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: foodsafety.cas.psu.edu/canningguide.html
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 Enter Exhibits before you begin.
Registration is required for entries in ALL categories and must be completed online or mailed in by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11.
ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF NOT REGISTERED PRIOR TO CLOSING DATE.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-288-4417.