Cooking Contests (during-fair)

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.

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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:

Cake Contest

Blue Ribbon Round-up Game Day Delights

Farm-to-Fork Contest

Honey Contest

Black Jar / Polished Honey Contest

Cookie Contest

Low-to-No Sugar Showdown Creative Cookies

Bread Contest

Youth Cooking Contests

Chocolate Contest

Speedy Dishes Contest

Pie Contest

Cowboy Cooking Contest

Be Creative with Mrs. Wages® Contest

Cobbler Cook-off

Pasta Contest

Fair Concoctions Contest

Ports of Call Contest

Cajun Cookin’ Contest

Cooking with Cheese Contest

Tex-Mex Contest

 Candy Contest

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