The Creative Arts Building is a showcase of Lone Star arts, crafts, culinary creations, and performing arts. Visit the building to view this year’s ribbon winners in our annual Creative Arts Contests, see things heat up in the Competition Kitchen, marvel at the always quirky butter sculpture, or learn cooking tips from the pros in the Celebrity Kitchen.
Celebrity Chef Kitchen
Each day, the State Fair presents four to five culinary demonstrations by notable Lone Star foodie icons in the Cutco Celebrity Chef Kitchen. Chefs prepare a favorite signature dish, share kitchen tips and answer questions from the audience. Be sure to stick around for the free samples at the end of the show!
Creative Arts Competition Kitchen
Whether they’re sampling cookies, baking pizzas, or cranking ice cream, the competition is always hot in the State Fair of Texas Competition Kitchen. Each day of the Fair brings a new contest or cook-off to the Fair’s culinary stadium with prized ribbons on the line. Visit the Competition Kitchen to see who will take home the rare, but coveted purple ribbon for “best of show.”
Kids Can Cook
Kids Can Cook provides a fun and interactive way for kids to learn the basics of cooking, including the importance of cleanliness, how to handle food properly and how to prepare simple meals that are both healthy and delicious!
It might be the most creative thing you see during your visit to the State Fair! Each year, a local sculptor uses butter as their medium to create a refrigerated display depicting the Fair’s current theme. This thousand pound-plus work of art is a quintessential part of your trip to the Creative Arts building.
Creative Arts Contest-Winning Entries Exhibit
For decades, thousands of Texans have competed in the State Fair’s Creative Arts contests focused on arts, crafts, and food. Entries lucky enough to be awarded a renown State Fair ribbon also have the joy of being on display for the more than 2 million visitors of the exposition to see. When visiting the Creative Arts building, be sure to browse this year’s winners and enjoy the craftsmanship of fellow Texans.
Oak Farms Theater
The Oak Farms Theater is home to two activities geared toward younger children, the Backyard Circus and The World of Magic. The Backyard Circus offers audience members a chance to dress up and take part in the show that features a host of circus favorites. The World of Magic is an exciting attraction with magic tricks and illusions, featuring performances by illusionists and a floating robot. That’s right, a floating robot.
Suitable for toddlers up to eight years old.