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2024 Cooking & Baking Program Book


The deadline to enter the 2024 Creative Arts Competition is June 21 at 1 p.m.


2024 Ohio State Fair Creative Arts, Cooking & Baking Important Dates

June 21 Entry deadline at 1 p.m. All entry information and payment must be received.
July 11 Shipped entries postmarked deadline. If entries are received past July 18, we cannot guarantee placement in the exhibit.
Thursday, July 18 Cooking, Baking & Preserved Foods drop off, 3-7 p.m., Kasich Hall.
Friday, July 19 Cooking, Baking & Preserved Foods drop off, 3-7 p.m., Kasich Hall.
Saturday, July 20 Cooking, Baking & Preserved Foods drop off, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kasich Hall.
August 5 Cooking, Baking & Preserved Foods pickup, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Kasich Hall

“This year I judged the honey foods category. All the entries were very nice, displayed well and I enjoyed tasting them. Can’t wait for next year. If you’ve never entered this is your year! Good Luck!” Stacey Collins, Judge

Recipes from Chef Gary

Chef Gary was involved in the Ohio State Fair as a competitor, judge, and demonstrator for more than 50 years. Chef Gary passed away in 2023. We are so grateful that he spent many years sharing his craft at the Ohio State Fair.

Follow this link for recipes compliments of Chef Gary.

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