The 2013 Oregon State Fair is the place Oregon Comes Together to showcase all of what makes Oregon great! This year, the Oregon State Fair will be held from August 23 – September 2.
NEW THIS YEAR for the Jackman-Long (non-animal) Competitions:
REGISTER ONLINE so that when you bring your items to the Fairgrounds, an entry tag will be waiting. The deadline for online registrations is Friday, August 2, 2013.
As always, you may continue to mail entry forms or deliver them in person to the Fairgrounds. Click on the pictures below to learn about the specific rules, guidelines and deadlines for each competition area.
Thanks to a generous donation from Sleep Country USA, we’ve brought back REMOTE DROP-OFF and PICK-UP locations to encourage participation from across Oregon!
We will also provide extended dates and times for Exhibitors to drop-off and pick-up items at the Fairgrounds. See the individual handbooks for specific dates and times.
Volunteers are welcome! Click here for an application form.
See you at the 2013 Oregon State Fair!
Questions about the non-animal competitions? Call (503) 881-3594 or email us at Creative.Living@state.or.us.
Baked goods, preserves, decorated cakes, quilts, paper arts, textiles and on-site food competitions. Here’s your chance to make it official by showing your 'stuff' in Creative Living.
Professionals, hobbyists and amateurs alike share a common passion for a variety of interests including marquetry, turning, carving and sculpture. Their passion is as much a part of Oregon as the trees that provide the canvas for their work.
From photography to oils, watercolors, sculptures, calligraphy and poetry, we celebrate Oregon artists. Competitions include Fine Art, Photography, Calligraphy and Poetry.
From fruits and vegetables to bonsai and flowers, farmers and gardeners keep a good thing growing. Enter your best blooms in the Floral competition, and watch the excitement grow.
Head. Heart. Hands. Health. Four small words that mean big things to 4-H members. 4-H participants have hundreds of exhibits to display. FFA students also compete to become an Oregon State Fair Champion.
The Oregon State Fair Horse Show is one of the biggest horse shows this side of the Mississippi. Housed in the Historic Horse Stadium, the Horse Show features competitions of more than 15 different horse breeds, including the very popular draft horses.
Fair Time means good times, with seriously fun competitions from watermelon seed spitting to Gerry Frank's 54th Annual Layered Chocolate Cake contest.
Take stock of the livestock in the Bud Forster Livestock Pavilion and Beef Barn. Check out dairy cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, llamas and baby animals.
All creatures small and smaller are rounded up for these competitions, including rabbits, poultry, cavies (guinea pigs), pigeons and doves.
Think your county has talent? We think you’re right! Join us for the Oregon Fairs Talent Search Finals!
Homebrewers of all levels to compete for top awards! Do you brew the best beer in Oregon? Put on your name on the label and join the fun in our outstanding amateur beer competition.
Will your wine be declared fine? Amateur winemakers are invited to have their wines sniffed, tasted and scored by the judges.