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Enter Your Masterpiece in the Orange County Fair!

It’s time for creative kids in Orange County to show off their skills! Do you make the best brownies anyone has ever tasted? Have you taken an award-worthy photograph? Have you designed a jewelry masterpiece?

It has long been a tradition for artisans to enter their creations in the county fair competitions, but did you know that kids can get in on the act? Most of the competitions that adults enter also have a kids division for ages 3 to 8, a juniors division for ages 9 to 12, and a young adults division for ages 13 to 18.

The competitions that kids can enter are

  • Crafts
  • Photo Contest
  • Writing
  • Community Service
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Single-Day Contests
  • Farm & Garden
  • Floral
  • Collections
  • Culinary
  • Table Setting
  • Fiber Arts & Quilts
  • Hand Crafts & Hobbies
  • FFA
  • Jewelry
  • Fine Art
  • Fine Art Photography

There are subcategories for many of these competitions. You can see the whole list of categories and rules at 2010 Orange County Fair Competitions .

All entries will be displayed during the Orange County Fair in July and August. Imagine your masterpiece being part of the fair! Of course if you enter, your parents will have to take you to the fair to ride rides and eat junk food!

You have to live in Orange County to submit your work. The deadline for entering is May 26th. If you’re having trouble with the application, you can stop by the fairgrounds May 17-20 (Monday–Thursday), 1pm to 7pm or May 24-25 (Monday–Tuesday), 1pm to 7pm for help.

Who knows? You might even win a blue ribbon!