Creative competitions are woven into the history of the Florida State Fair. Since our start in 1904, competitors from every corner of the state have pushed the boundaries of innovation as they battled it out for the blue-ribbon prize in quilting, baking, painting, or other skills. That tradition continues today as our youth and adult artists & crafters, bakers, woodworkers, horticulturalists, needle artists, photographers, and more bring their best work to be judged at the fair. Whether you’re a classically trained fine artist or a Lego sculpting expert, there’s room for your creativity to shine at the Florida State Fair.
For questions or concerns, contact Brenda Gregory, the Competitive Exhibits Coordinator at (813) 734-2810 or email@example.com.
Any type of Arts & Crafts, Photography, Fiber Arts, Sewing & Quilting, Legos, Technology, Architecture,
Aquariums, Plants, Baked Goods and Preserved Foods. Our youth competitions are open to Florida
residents in grades 1 – 12, as of September 1, 2021.
That varies between each competition. Please consult each competition handbook for those details.
If you have exhibited before or have requested to be added to our email list you will receive an email in
early September stating that the handbooks which contain the rules, important dates and entry
information are ready and posted online at www.FloridaStateFair.com.
There will be announcements on our Facebook page as well. https://www.facebook.com/FLStateFair
We have a step-by-step guide to entering online that you will find helpful. It is important before you enter
online that you know the Division and Class for each of your entries.
Yes there is a nominal fee to enter each item. Mostly $3 per adult entry and $1 per youth entry. We accept all major credit cards. However, PayPal is not accepted. You also have the option to mail us your paper application form along with your payment in the form of a check or money order.
Applications are due well in advance of the delivering the actual finished item to the Fair.
Yes… we can receive shipped items. They are usually due to arrive prior to the in person delivery date. See
specific handbook for details. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the entrant.
Your shipped item will need to be accompanied by a Shipping Form & return postage.
Yes… there are many ways to volunteer before, during & after the Fair. Please contact our Volunteer
department at https://floridastatefair.com/volunteer/