Creative Arts Competitions
With many new contests and all the old favorites, it’s easier than ever to get in on the Creative Arts action at the Oklahoma State Fair! Each year, the Creative Arts Department showcases the work of talented Oklahomans of all ages in crafts like quilting, woodworking, baking, cooking, canning, photography, ceramics, painting and many others.
Online registration for the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair is now closed. Late entries will be accepted until September 1 with a $10 late fee. This fee is per exhibitor, not per entry item.
CREATIVE ARTS CONTESTS: There are hundreds of classes in the regular creative arts contests that require online pre-registration. Online registration for the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair is now open.
ON THE SPOT CONTESTS: Everyone can join the fun with this concept in creative arts competitions! These exciting ON THE SPOT contests during the State Fair are for both adults and children and don't require advance registration, so anyone may participate!
Take pART in the Fair
Two days of FREE creative arts instruction are offered each summer to help participants gain skills that they can use to enter creative arts competitions. The classes are taught by some of Oklahoma's top teaching artists. All classes are free but some require purchase of a $5 supply kit.
Adult - Thursday, June 21 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Youth - Thursday, July 12
Session 1 from 9 a.m. - noon
- Leather Crafting with Chad Barati
- Basic Drawing with Jennifer A. Harden-Collins
- Handbuilding with Clay with Liz Parham
Session 2 from 1 - 4 p.m.
- Oil Pastels with Kimberly Scott
- Cooking with Chef Staphanie
- Jewelry Making with Sheridan Scott