Competition is the name of the game at the State Fair of Texas.  From cakes to calves, there are thousands of ways YOU can participate.

You don’t have to compete to enjoy the various competitions at the State Fair.  Visit the Creative Arts building to see blue ribbon winners or daily cooking competitions.  There are also several daily competitions in the Livestock arenas – go by and cheer on area youth showing their animals.

Plan your day at the Fair, check out the daily schedule.

Creative Arts 

With more than 1,100 competition categories including photography, canning, art, sewing and cooking, the State Fair of Texas Creative Arts competitions provide professional and amateurs of all ages a way to showcase their creative skills.

While you are at the Fair, be sure to take some time and visit the Creative Arts building to see all the winners of the various competitions.   Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to enter next year.

Information on all the Creative Arts Competitions


The State Fair of Texas offers youth from across the state an opportunity to participate in breeding and showmanship competitions.  The Fair also offers 13 4-H/FFA competitions that focus on various areas of agriculture.  The Fair features Open Livestock Shows allowing exhibitors of all ages throughout the United States to be included.

Livestock competitions are tradition at the State Fair of Texas.  Visit the arenas and barns to see why.

Youth Market Shows Youth Breeding Shows Open Livestock Shows 4-H and FFA Competitions