Crafts Competition

The mission of California Crafts is to provide, through fair and equitable competition, a California State Fair exhibit of the finest examples of crafts being done in the state.

All California residents, 18 and over, are eligible to enter the Crafts Completion and showcase their crafts at the California State Fair.

The Needle and Fiber Arts guide includes quilting and the special contests. All items entered in the Fiber Arts divisions will be accepted for judging.

This Year’s Special Contest:

Cultures From Around The World
Culture is what creates rich, diverse communities throughout the World, and especially, the State of California. Our world is comprised of customs, traditions, stories, myths and beliefs which are often expressed in creative forms. Share with us cultural insights from your community. There is no limit to cultural expression, show us your ideas and win at the California State Fair.

How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter.

2024 Fiber Crafts Guide Coming Soon

2024 Handcrafts Guide Coming Soon

Step by Step Online Instructions How to Enter

2024 Competitive Programs Shipping Form Coming Soon

2024 Demonstrator Information

2024 Demonstration Application Coming Soon

2024 California State Fair Art Docent Program

2024 Docent Handbook Coming Soon

2024 Art Docent Schedule Sign-up Coming Soon

2023 Arts Competition Judges

Delgreta Brown

California Crafts Coordinator

(916) 263-3135

Prize Donors

Coming Soon!

Competition Dates

Dates Details
March 4, 2024 Entries open registration online
April 5, 2024 Entries close online at 11:59 pm & entry fees must be paid
TBA Preliminary acceptance notification email by 6 pm
June 14, 2024 Hand deliver entries between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
June 15, 2024 Hand deliver entries between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
TBA Hand deliver entries between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
TBA Displayed artwork notification email by 6 pm
TBA Pick up non-selected entries 9 am – 5 pm
TBA Exhibition opens. Award results posted online
TBA California Crafts Awards 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, on PG&E Center Stage
TBA Pick up exhibits 9 am – 5 pm
TBA Return shipped items

Divisions & Classes

Please view the guide for full divisions and classes.

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