The Canning and Baking Competition at the CA State Fair & Food Festival is an exciting opportunity for home bakers and canners to showcase their skills and compete for awards. Participants will have the chance to demonstrate their creativity and originality by submitting their best homemade specialties for judging. Don’t miss your chance to be recognized as one of California’s top home bakers or canners!
California’s best adult & youth home bakers and canners, submit your home-made specialties to be judged live at the California State Fair. Adult & Youth Competitions are now combined into one handy competition guide and online application.
|April 25, 2023||Online Registration Opens for Entries|
|June 21, 2023||Entries Close Online 11:59 pm|
|July 12, 2023||4:30 pm – Shipped canned entries due|
|July 13, 2023||7:30 – 10:30 am – Delivery of Decorated and Canning Shows (Adult & Youth)|
|Judging of Decorated Show (closed judging session)|
|July 17, 2023||7:30 – 9:30 am – Delivery of Bread Show and Dried Show|
|11:30 am – Judging of Bread Show|
|Judging of Dried Show|
|July 18, 2023||11:30 am – Judging of Jam Show|
|July 19, 2023||11:30 am – Judging of Jelly Show|
|Judging of Soft Spread & Fruit Show|
|July 20, 2023||11:30 am – Judging of Pickle & Vinegar Show|
|Judging of Sauce & Salsa Show|
|July 24, 2023||7:30 – 9:30 am – Delivery of Cake, Pie & Pastry Shows|
|11:30 am – Judging of Cake Show|
|Judging of Pie & Pastry Show|
|July 25, 2023||7:30 – 9:30 am – Delivery of Youth Canning, Baking & Dried Shows|
|11:30 am – Judging of Youth Baking Show|
|Judging of Youth Canning Show|
|Judging of Youth Dried Show|
|July 26, 2023||7:30 – 9:30 am -Delivery of Cookie, Confection Shows|
|11:30 am – Judging of Cookie Show|
|Judging of Confection Show|
|July 27, 2023||7:30 – 9:30 am – Delivery of King Arthur Flour Snickerdoodle Derby, Guittard Chocolate Passion contest (Adult & Youth)|
|11:30 am – Judging of King Arthur Flour Snickerdoodle Derby|
|July 30, 2023||3:30 pm – Award Presentation of Best of Show & Sweepstakes Winners (Cooking Theatre, Building B)|
|Aug 5, 2023||9 am – 5 pm – Canning & Decorated Show Pick Up, Awards Pick Up (Expo Center Buildings)|
Please view the guide for full divisions and classes.
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