San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

Home and Hobby

Open to adults 18 years of age and older

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Thank you to our 2014 Home & Hobby Donors

American Sewing Guild
El Cajon Sew and Vac
Jer's Chocolates
Knitters Brewing Company
Machine Knitters Guild of San Diego
Misti Washington Gourd & Basket
Muchas Manos de San Diego EGA
Museum Weavers
Porcelain Artists of San Diego
San Diego Creative Stitchery Guild
San Diego American Needlepoint Guild
San Diego Bead Society
San Diego Bush Whackers
San Diego Creative Weavers
San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild
San Diego Polymer Clay Guild
Seaside Quilt Guild
Silvergate Lacers

Register for the Home and Hobby Competition

You may enter this contest 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 9. All entries must be submitted online by 11:59PM (PST).

Competition information

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General Information
Baked and Decorated Foods and Candy
Preserved Food and Liqueur
Collections, Miniatures, Models, Stamps, Coins and Tokens
Decorative Arts and Crafts
Needle and Textile Arts
Online Entry Instructions
Local Rules
State Rules

One-day Contests

The contests below are for adults ages 18 and older. The San Diego County Fair has many one-day contests. Some are for cooks, some are for crafters and some are for people who just like to have fun. No pre-registration required. Bring the form(s) below on the day of the contest.

Home & Hobby One-Day Contests overview
Home & Hobby One-Day Contest Entry Form
Recipe Form (must be completed and delivered with all food item entries)



The Great American SPAM Championship Saturday, June 7
Yarn Blocks Wednesday, June 11
Help A Child Smile Friday, June 13
All You Need Is Pie Baking Contest Saturday, June 14
Quilt of Valor Quilt Block Wednesday, June 18
Duct Tape Dynasty Contest Friday, June 20
Jer's Chocolate Championship Saturday, June 21
Bisquick Quick Creations Contest Sunday, June 22
Antique Contest Thursday, June 26
Ringo's Rockin Barbeque Sauce Contest Saturday, June 28
Sgt. Peppers Salsa Championship Tuesday, July 1
Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest Friday, July 4

No pre-registration required for one-day contests. Bring item(s) and form to the Home and Hobby Show the day of the contest. Local and state rules apply to many of these contests.

Righteous Recipes

Did you know, each year, we create a cookbook featuring all our previous year Blue Ribbon recipes and One Day Contest creations?

The 2014 Cookbook is on sale for $10 at the Fair (from gift shops, the Home and Hobby Exhibit, or Creative Youth Exhibit), or for $10 plus $3 shipping ($13) if you order online.


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