Competitive Exhibits

Have a creative side? Fairs provide a unique venue for Californians of all ages to compete in a variety of categories, often for cash prizes! Showcase your talent at your local fair in categories like fine arts, photography, clothing and textiles, jewelry, baked or preserved foods, quilts, woodworking, and many more - even homemade wine and beer.

Do you love gardening? Consider entering one of your local fair's horticulture or floriculture competitions. From tomatoes to begonias, fairs award cash prizes for the best fruits, vegetables and flowers. In addition, fairs also offer unique exhibit categories like bonsai, dried flowers, succulents, and arrangements. Your green thumb might earn you a blue ribbon!

Each fair offers a unique assortment of exhibit categories. Contact your local fair for complete entry rules and information. Most fairs' exhibitor catalogs are available online. To find a fair near you, click on the listing of fairs.