You can have your cake and eat it too this year at the Ohio State Fair. There are more than 150 cooking, cake decorating and baking competitions being held throughout the Fair. From pies, to cakes, to jams and more, the Culinary and Baking Arts divisions have classes for every amateur baker and cook. With more than $16,000 in prizes, don’t miss out on this opportunity to enter your favorite recipes!

Enter online by June 20

There are five divisions to choose from:  

  • Baking Arts
  • Nutritious & Delicious
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cake Decorating
  • Food Preservation

Participants may have up to two entries per class. Click here for a complete list of rules and regulations and to enter online.

There are also opportunities to participate in many live cook-offs and challenges throughout the Fair! We are proud to introduce a new addition to the Fair, the Kenmore Greatest Generations of Grilling Cook-Off, being held on July 27. The winner will receive a $5,000 Kenmore kitchen makeover and a trip to the NYC Wine and Food Festival valued at $3,400! Entries are limited to the first 30 contestants, so don’t delay!

Other cook-offs and contests being held throughout the Fair include:

  • Aramark “Chopped” Cook-off – August 3
  • Bisquick Family Favorites Recipe Contest – July 30
  • Family Heirloom Recipe Competition – August 3 
  • Fleischmann’s® Yeast Best Baking Contest – July 26
  • Market Fresh Vegetables Showdown – August 2
  • Ultimate Breakfast Challenge – July 27
  • Food Sculpting Competition – July 31

Don’t miss out on this chance to win big prizes for your mouth-watering recipes!

For more information and a complete list of cooking, baking and cake decorating competitions please visit Good luck!

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