Hey you! You’re here! And we are so glad you are! You are in the right place if… vying for the best cookies, cakes or pies at your local fair is a thing for you, or you want it to be. Or maybe you just like to eat blue ribbon goodies. Whatever the case, stay tuned for 2022 blue ribbon baking opportunities and other highlights about the upcoming state fair season.
State Fair Blue Ribbon Baking Season 2022
- Low-To-No-Sugar Showdown at 5 state fairs, including Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, and Arkansas. We want to see your best baked goods with little to no sugar in them and made with Splenda products.
- Minnesota State Fair blue ribbon baking contest series that features 7 new special contests and spans all baking classes and categories (ranging from sourdough to salads). Find a detailed round-up and tips for entering: here. Our key sponsors are Kowalski’s Markets, King Arthur Baking Company, and the Splenda brand for this line-up.
- State Fair of Texas baking contest series that features multi-class contests and special prizes/giveaways. Blue ribbon bragging rights await the best cookie, cake, bread, and pie bakers (classic and low/no sugar entries). Look also for a new “game-day” themed contest. This line-up was made possible by Tom Thumb stores and Splenda.
- National recognition of blue ribbon baked greatness, state by state, or region by region
State Fair Hosts – Upcoming Dates
Here’s a quick run-down of when each fair is, a link to competition departments, and their pre-registration deadlines. Plus, check out each fair’s most popular winning recipe on our site.
- Wisconsin State Fair Runs 8/4/22 – 8/14/22 Entry Info Registration closes 6/2/22 #1 Recipe
- Ohio State Fair Runs 7/27/22 – 8/7/22 Entry Info Registration closes 6/20/22 #1 Recipe
- Minnesota State Fair Runs 8/25/22 – 9/5/22 Entry Info Registration closes 8/9/22 #1 Recipe
- State Fair of Texas Runs 9/30/22 – 10/23/22 Entry Info Registration closes 10/2/22 #1 Recipe
- Arkansas State Fair Runs 10/14/22 – 10/23/22 Entry Info Registration closes 9/28/22 #1 Recipe
If you are a state fair wanting to partner with us, drop us a line here.
If you are a blue ribbon baker with a great recipe you want us to consider featuring, please share it here.
In the News
We were invited on the ABC Minneapolis affiliate, KSTP channel 5’s “Minnesota Live program.” We gave the hosts and viewers a sneak peek at our Minnesota State Fair special recipe contest series. Check it out here.