Florida State Fair

Specialty Events

Event & Show Information

Hay Bale Decorating Contest
Oh Say Can You Sing.... The National Anthem!

The Florida State Fair is searching for talented Florida FFA, 4-H and YLPA members to sing the National Anthem during the 2023 Florida State Fair!

Deadline – January 11, 2023

Oh Say Can You Sing.. The National Anthem Information and Rules

On-Line Registration Form



Show Pals Livestock Show
Quilt-Topia Barn Quilt Challenge

2023 Quilt-Topia Barn Quilt Challenge Rules

Open to Florida FFA Chapters, 4-H Clubs, YLPA Clubs and their Individual Members. Deadline extended to November 4th, 2022

Online Registration Form

Creative Living Competitions

Creative competitions are woven into the history of the Florida State Fair. Since our start in 1904, competitors from every corner of the state have pushed the boundaries of innovation as they battled it out for the blue-ribbon prize in quilting, baking, painting, or other skills. That tradition continues today as our youth and adult artists & crafters, bakers, woodworkers, horticulturalists, needle artists, photographers, and more bring their best work to be judged at the fair. Whether you’re a classically trained fine artist or a Lego sculpting expert, there’s room for your creativity to shine at the Florida State Fair.

2023 Handbooks with rules and important information 

Consult each handbook for entry application & delivery deadlines.

Creative Living Department Information and Entry Forms

FFA and 4-H Judging Contests

2023 Judging Contest Schedule

2023 Judging Contest Rules – Contact the specific Youth Organization for details