California Canning & Baking

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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.

How to Enter

Michelle E. Johnson

Culinary Programs Coordinator

(916) 263-3189

Competition Dates

The 2020 CA State Fair & Food Festival has been cancelled, including our events and competitions, due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

We are planning to make the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival the best one yet and we hope that you’ll enter next year’s competition! The 2021 competition dates will be announced later. Please check back soon.

2021 Dates Information
TBA Online Registration Opens for Entries
TBA Entries Close Online 11:59 pm

Divisions & Classes

Please view the guide for full divisions and classes.