This exhibit features the home arts and skills that have been a part of county fairs since they began. A blue ribbon for the best pie or quilt is as valued today as it was a century ago. In addition to displays of textile, crafts and cooking projects, this exhibit also awards ribbons and prizes for the best collections, some traditional, some unique.
Other attractions in this area include The Craft Beer and Wine Experience; One Day Contests for needle crafts and cooking; various guilds and clubs that provide demonstrations of their crafts, such as quilting, weaving, lacemaking, beading; and more. A state-of-the-art kitchen houses daily cooking demos and other fun ideas to get creative juices flowing. Please scroll down for more information on these attractions.
Hours: Fair opening to 10:00PM. The exhibit stays open until 11:00PM Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight on July 4.
Location: 2nd floor, West Grandstand
The Craft Beer and Wine Experience — This exhibit and tasting bar, located at the east end of Home & Hobby, will showcase award winners in the San Diego International Beer Competition, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, Homebrew Competition and Homemade Wine Competition. Award-winning beer and wine will be served here each day.
The contests below are for adults ages 18 and older. No pre-registration required. Bring the form(s) below on the day of the contest. Local and state rules apply to many of these contests. If you'd like to watch the judging, please check the Fair program for times. Most contests will be at 1:00PM.