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Entry registration is now open at ocfair.com/competitions.

Bakers, quilters, woodworkers, photographers and other artisans of all ages are invited to showcase their talents at the 2014 OC Fair (July 11-August 10). New this year, some competitions have been opened to California residents outside Orange County. Details for the 2014 OC Fair competitions are available at ocfair.com/competitions.

The following competitions are open to adult California residents:

  • Culinary: Baked Goods & Confections, Food Blog, Preserved Foods, Sugar Arts, Table Settings, Home & Commercial Wine
  • Garden & Floral: Container Plant, Cut Flower, Floral Arrangements (Fresh, Dry & Specialty), Fruit & Vegetable, Live Floral Design
  • Crafts & Hobbies: Jewelry, Fiber Arts, Handcrafts and Collections
  • Visual Arts: Photography, Woodworking, and Fine Art
  • Livestock: Rabbits, Poultry, Pygmy Goats, Angora Goats and Dairy Goats

Competitions open only to adults residing in Orange County include: Fiber Arts, Collections, and Hand Crafts & Hobbies (excluding Jewelry Arts).

Young artisans (18 and younger) from throughout California are also invited to showcase their talents at the 2014 OC Fair in youth competitions including: Baked Goods & Confections, Sugar Arts, Table Settings, Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Floral Arrangements (16-18 only), Fruit & Vegetables, Jewelry Arts and the Student Film Festival. Competitions open only to Orange County residents and students include: Photography, Drawing, Painting, Computer Images, Woodworking, Collections, Crafts & Hobbies (excluding Jewelry Arts), and Fiber Arts.

The OC Fair competitive entries require online registration in advance and the deadlines for entry registrations are as follows:

  • May 2 – Homebrew (Homemade Beer)
  • May 3 – Commercial Wine
  • May 24 – Home Wine
  • June 1 – Crafts & Hobbies & Visual Arts
  • June 6 – Livestock
  • June 9 – Culinary

Entry registration for these competitions is currently being accepted online at ocfair.com/competitions. Free online entry “Help Days” are from May 28 – May 30, Wednesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the OC Fair & Event Center Administration Building.

Entry registration deadlines and Help Days for Garden & Floral competitions vary, visit ocfair.com/competitions for the list of dates and times.

In addition to the traditional competitions, the OC Fair is offering several unique contests this year:

  • California State Parks 150th Anniversary Photography Competition – Winning photos of a California state park will receive a free day pass to any state park, a commemorative pin and award ribbon.
  • Special Culinary Arts Contest – Have your culinary masterpiece judged live at the Fair. Each Saturday contest has a unique theme and contestants register the Wednesday before each contest. See the Culinary Arts Guide at ocfair.com/competitions for details.
  • Digital Photography Shoot Out – Join us at the Fair to compete in this live, timed photography contest on August 2. Contest is limited to the first 40 amateur photographers to register.
  • Knots of Love – Knit caps are made and collected for donation to chemotherapy patients throughout the U.S. who have experienced traumatic hair loss. It’s free to enter and open to any U.S. resident.
  • Quilts of Valor – Patriotic quilt blocks are made and collected to build quilts for active duty U.S. military and U.S. veterans. It’s free to enter and open to any U.S. resident.
  • Many Faces of the Fair – This photography contest invites Fairgoers to capture a special moment at the Fair to be featured at the next year’s OC Fair.

Details on all the competitions at the 2014 OC Fair is available at ocfair.com/competitions.

The 2014 OC Fair, themed Summer Starts Here,is July 11 – August 10 and will bring 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun, as well as the Super Pass, Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheater and events in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats, single-day general admission and the popular Super Pass are available for purchase online at ocfair.com or from the on-site Box Office.

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