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.
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.
|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|
Please view the guide for full divisions and classes.
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