HOW TO REGISTER
Though contestants may register on the day of the competition, online registration is highly recommended. To learn more about the cooking contests and how to register visit our Creative Arts 101 blog or check out the Cooking Contest Handbook and register online by clicking the Register button below.
Cooking Contests At-A-Glance
The State Fair of Texas is known for its culinary creations, and there’s no better place to see Texans serving up creative concoctions than the State Fair of Texas Cooking Contests. Held during the Fair each year, amateur cooks compete in contests to bring home the coveted blue (or purple) ribbon and bragging rights. With five new contests this year, there’s an opportunity for every Texan to add their own personal flavor to a contest.
Cooking contests take place on specific days of the Fair in the Competition Kitchen. Though you may register on the day of each contest in the Creative Arts building, it is requested you register online beforehand at Creative.BigTex.com. Cooking contests are “day-of entry,” which means you bring your prepared dish ready to go for judging. Categories for Cooking Contests range anywhere from a traditional Pie Contest to State Fair favorites like the Tex-Mex Contest. Here is the full list of contest for 2022:
Blue Ribbon Round-up Game Day Delights
Black Jar / Polished Honey Contest
Low-to-No Sugar Showdown Creative Cookies
Youth Cooking Contests
Speedy Dishes Contest
Cowboy Cooking Contest
Be Creative with Mrs. Wages® Contest
Fair Concoctions Contest
Ports of Call Contest
Cajun Cookin’ Contest
Cooking with Cheese Contest