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Registration Deadline for Cook-off Contests

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There are six on-site cook-offs during the State Fair of Texas, where all competition cooking takes place at the Creative Arts Competition Kitchen in front of a live audience.

Pre-registration is required for all on-site cook-off competitions. To pre-register, fill out the cook-off lotto drawing entry form below, and mail completed form to the Creative Arts building no later than Monday, June 18. Do not include entry fees.

A lotto drawing will take place on Friday, June 29 to determine the 16 contestants who will participate in each on-site cook-off. Following that drawing, a list of 10 alternate contestants will be reserved in the order they are drawn.

Chosen contestants will be notified within one week of the drawing. Those contestants must send in all entry fees and categories (which may be changed at check-in) by Friday, July 13, 2018.

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Mission Statement

The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.

The State Fair of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 150009
Dallas, TX 75315



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