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.
New This Year:
The California State Fair and its competitions have been closed for the last two years while we have been wearing masks and in quarantine. Share with us your quarantine related crafts that you have been creating out of either necessity or fun with the extra free time you had. Your entries can be abstract and just inspired by quarantine or actual items you created to get you through quarantine. There is no limit to the quarantined imagination, show us your ideas and
win at the California State Fair.
A memory box is a container that holds important objects that remind you of a person or event.
A special thank you to our competition prize donors. We appreciate your support.
|April 1, 2022||Entries open registration online|
|May 19, 2022||Entries close online at 11:59 PM & entry fees must be paid|
|May 20, 2022||Preliminary acceptance notification email by 6 PM|
|May 27, 2022||Shipped entries due|
|May 28, 2022||Hand deliver entries between 9 am – 5 pm|
|June 8, 2022||Displayed artwork notification email by 6 PM|
|June 18, 2022||Pick up non-selected entries 9 AM – 5 PM|
|July 15, 2022||Exhibition opens. Award results posted online|
|July 16, 2022||Awards ceremony|
|August 6, 2022||Pick up exhibits 9 AM – 5 PM|
|August 8, 2022||Return shipped items|
Please view the guide for full divisions and classes.
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