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Registration Deadline for Pre-Fair Contests

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A wide range of pre-Fair contests are offered by the Creative Arts department leading up to the annual State Fair of Texas. These contests are open to people of all ages, with more than 1,100 categories in 12 department areas to choose from. Entry submission and judging takes place in the summer, and all ribbon-winning entries will be showcased inside the Creative Arts building until the end of the Fair.

Please the Creative Arts Handbook below for full contest rules and guidelines.

All exhibitors are required to complete registration before submitting their item(s) for judging. The deadline for pre-Fair registration, along with entry fee payment, is Friday, July 20, 2018. Two options are offered for exhibitors to register – on-line or mail-in.

Creative Arts Handbook

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.


Fairtime Parking Address

925 S. Haskell
Dallas, Texas 75223



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