Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023
147 Days 20 Hours 20 Mins
Entering a competition is one of the greatest State Fair traditions! Adventurous amateur bakers and chefs – like you – can vie for even more blue ribbons and bragging rights this year with the addition of four new special contests: Great Chocolate Cake Contest, Low-to-No Sugar Showdown, Salad Bowl Tournament and Supreme Sourdough Bread Contest.
Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (8 p.m. on Labor Day). In 1971, the competition department and category of Creative Activities debuted after formerly being known as Home Activities and Woman’s Activities. To mark this milestone of 50-plus years, we’ve installed a timeline in the Creative Activities Building of significant moments in the history of Creative Activities at the fair. Stop by to learn fun facts to impress your friends and family!
Located in the Creative Activities Building, on the east side of Cosgrove Street just north of Dan Patch Avenue
When possible, most entries will be on display in the Creative Activities Building. Stop by to check out Minnesota’s finest!