San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

Design In Wood

This competition and exhibit is done in collaboration with the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association. Woodworkers from all over the world compete for honors in the largest show of its kind anywhere (according to Fine Woodworking magazine). Exquisite furniture, musical instruments, carvings, clocks, children's toys and more — many museum quality — are included. Many pieces are for sale directly from the crafter.

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Enter the Design In Wood competition

You may enter this competition by online registration only. Please download and read the Competition Information (below) prior to starting the registration process.

Enter Online (link)

Deadline for online entry registration is May 1, 2015. All entries must be submitted online by 11:59PM (PST).

Competition information

PDF documents open in a separate (or pop-up) window.

PDF documents open in a separate window General Information
PDF documents open in a separate window Online Entry Instructions
PDF documents open in a separate window Local Rules
PDF documents open in a separate window State Rules

Thank you to our 2015 Design In Wood Donors

Apollo Sprayers, Inc.
California Carvers Guild
Carolyn R. Beres Memorial Award
Fine Woodworking Magazine
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Popular Woodworking Magazine
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
San Diego Fine
Woodworkers Association
San Diego Scroll Saw Club
Society of American Period
Furniture Makers
Urban Forest Products
Wood Magazine
Woodcraft Magazine
Woodworker West Magazine
Woodworker's Journal


If you would like to receive reminders on deadlines and other entry information, please sign-up for the Del Mar Fairgrounds mailing list.


Please contact the Exhibits Office at 858-792-4207 or email Someone is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM