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Culinary Arts

Entries Received

Home Canning:
Date Time
Thursday, Aug. 29th 10 am - 5 pm
Friday, Aug. 30th 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday, Aug. 31st 10 am - 5 pm

Please note the following entries will be received on:

Date Time
Wednesday, Sept. 4th 8 am - 12 pm only*
Homemade Candy
Desserts, Cakes and Muffins

*No more than five (5) entries per exhibitor will be accepted between 11:00 am and noon. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after noon!

Judging Dates: September 5th & 6th (for applicable categories)

Entries Released

Home Canned Goods may be picked up on the following days. All premiums and ribbons for Perishable goods will also be available for pick up.


Monday, Sept 16th 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, Sept 17th 10 am - 2 pm

Culinary Arts Entry Information

1. Entries will not be accepted prior to the entry dates. Entries must be taken to the Zion Building.

2. No articles will be released prior to release dates.

3. Exhibitors may enter only one (1) item per class number.

4. Every exhibit must remain intact until specified release dates. Exhibitors are not allowed to help themselves in removing an entry. Assistants are provided for this purpose. All items left at the Utah State Fair after entry pick up date become the property of the Utah State Fair.

5. Only articles listed will be accepted for entry.

6. All exhibits in Home Canning classes must have been prepared within the past year. AN ITEM WHICH HAS BEEN ENTERED IN A PREVIOUS UTAH STATE FAIR WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

7. Entries are limited to residents of Utah.

8. All entries must be the work of the exhibitor and shown in his or her name. There is no age limit.

9. The Supervisor reserves the right to refuse entries offered in case there is anything objectionable or not fit for judging or if the entry requires more space than can be allowed.

10. Entries will be accepted in designated classes only.

11. All candy entries become property of the Utah State Fair.

12. All Perishable items will be sprayed with a preserving spray and will be discarded after the last day of the Utah State Fair.

Judging Information

1. The judges are instructed not to award premiums unless the articles are deemed worthy of merit; if any article is not worthy of the first premium, the judges may award second, third or no premium.

2. A Best of Show Rosette will not be awarded unless there is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner to choose from in that Division.

3. Additional prizes may only be awarded at the discretion of the judges and with prior approval from the Fair Administration.

4. Supervisors, Culinary Arts employees and judges may enter articles for display only.

5. Premiums will be paid as shown for that Division unless otherwise specified.

6. A Judge or Supervisor may move an entry into the correct class if the entry was placed in the wrong class by the exhibitor

See judging criteria by Division below.

Culinary Arts Departments

LP-Professional- Any exhibitor who has attained a high level of proficiency in their field of interest, but also receives monetary compensation. (ex: sells online, in person in a store)

LAA-Advanced Amateur-Any exhibitor who has attained a high level of proficiency in their field of interest. Also does not receive monetary compensation.

LA-Amateur-Any exhibitor ages 18+ that is not professional, advanced or special artist

LS-Sr. Citizen- Age 65 and Over

LY-Young Amateur– Age 12-17

LJ-Junior Amateur- Age 6-11

LC-Children- Age 5 and under

LSA-Special Artist-The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines an individual with a disability as a person who: (1) Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that person; (2) Has a record of such an impairment; or (3) Is regarded as having such impairment. The impairment must be relevent to the art style.


Special Rules and Judging Criteria

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