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 CA State Fair & Food Festival.

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

Prize Donors

Coming Soon!

Competition Dates

Dates Details
April 14, 2023 Entries open registration online
May 17, 2023 Entries close online at 11:59 pm & entry fees must be paid
May 25, 2023 Preliminary acceptance notification email by 6 pm
June 2, 2023 Hand deliver entries between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
June 3, 2023 Hand deliver entries between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
June 4, 2023 Hand deliver entries between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 13, 2023 Displayed artwork notification email by 6 pm
June 17, 2023 Pick up non-selected entries 9 am – 5 pm
July 14, 2023 Exhibition opens. Award results posted online
July 15, 2023 California Crafts Awards 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, on PG&E Center Stage
August 5, 2023 Pick up exhibits 9 am – 5 pm
August 9, 2023 Return shipped items

Divisions & Classes

Please view the guide for full divisions and classes.

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