HOW TO REGISTER
The Creative Arts’ Youth Contests are the perfect way for your youngsters to share their Lone Star State spirit at the Fair. Should they choose to be a creator of fine art, prefer to be called ‘chef,’ or maybe they want to do it all, here are a few easy steps to get them started.
Though kiddos over the age of six can compete in any of the Arts & Crafts (Pre-Fair) contests, most departments do have dedicated categories for children (7-12 years old) and juniors (13-17 years old). Get ready for a mix of fun, these competitions will not disappoint!
Youth Arts & Crafts (pre-Fair) Contests
Dept. A: Fine Art
Dept. B: Ceramics & Hand Painted China
Dept. C: Designer Craftsman
Dept. D: Dolls
Dept. E: Foods-Canning
Dept. H: Needlepoint, Crewel, & Counted Cross-Stitch
Dept. I: Needlework, Sewing
Dept. J: Afghans, Rugs, Quilts, & Bedspreads
Dept. K: Photography
Dept. L: Scale Models
For our future chefs of the world, children also have a chance to turn up the heat in the Fair’s Creative Arts Competition Kitchen on Saturday, October 17. The Youth Cooking Contest and the Youth Dinner’s On Me Cook-off are tailored just for aspiring young chefs.
Youth Contests (during-Fair)
Friday, 9/25: Glue A Shoe
Friday, 9/25: The Great Pumpkin Challenge
Sunday, 9/27: Let’s Cowboy Up’ Costume Contest
Saturday, 10/17: Youth Cooking Contest
Saturday, 10/17: Youth Dinner’s On Me Cook-Off
and get early access to event info, ticket discounts, exclusive Big Tex store promos, and more!