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
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 Texas Pecan Challenge or Tex-Mex Contest.
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – Cake Contest
Monday, September 27, 2021 – Chocolate Contest, Speedy Dishes Contest
Sunday, October 3, 2021 – Texas Pecan Challenge
Monday, October 4, 2021 – Farm-to-Fork Contest, Honey Contest, Black Jar/Polished Jar Honey Contest
Friday, October 8, 2021 – Bread Contest
Sunday, October 10, 2021 – Pie Contest
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – Cookie Contest
Thursday, October 14, 2021 – Cooking with Cheese, Tex-Mex Contest
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Youth Cooking Contest
Sunday, October 17, 2021 – Candy Contest