Creative Arts

Show off your creative side at the Midland County Fair! Are you a crafter?

An amazing cook? A fantastic photographer? A Pinterest pro? Or do you fancy yourself as the next Rembrandt? 

If so, we want to see your creations! * Absolutely no entry fees!


Items can be entered on the following dates!

 Sunday, August 15, 2021          12 – 5pm

 Monday, August 16, 2021         12 – 5pm

 Friday, August 20, 2021          10 – 6pm

*Saturday, August 21, 2021       10 – 5pm (Judging begins at 5pm)


*We recommend entering culinary arts entries on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Judges will be tasting these items. 


* Creative Arts divisions include Fine Arts, Culinary Arts, Photography, Crafts and Hobbies, Tablescapes, and Quilts. 

 *There are six age divisions and separate categories for hobbyists and professionals. 

*Ribbons are awarded to all entries.

*Grand champions of each division will receive a plaque.

*There are limits to the number of entries you can enter as indicated in special rules for each division.


Entries accepted in lots of categories:  knitting, canned goods, scrapbooks, crochet, wood crafts, Lego art, photography, baked goods, ceramics, needlepoint, holiday items, models, sculpture and much more! 

Download Your Application Here


General Rules and Regulations for All Categories


Registration forms available online at Items may be registered in person at the following times:


1.       The chairman reserves the right to accept or reject entries.

2.       Awards will be given in accordance with the merits of the articles exhibited.

3.       All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor and completed within the last fair year (August of last year –August of the current year).

4.       An exhibitor may enter more than one item in a class number in a category if specified in the special rules of each division.

5.       No entry fees will be charged.

6.       Items too large for display will not be accepted unless approved by the Creative Arts chairmen.

7.       Exhibitors are required to pick up their articles between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Monday, August 30.

8.       No articles will be released except on presentation of duplicate entry ticket. Any exhibit not picked up by 6:00 pm on Monday, August 30, will be held at the Horseshoe office for five days, after which it will be disposed of.

9.       No articled entered for exhibit in any department may be removed prior to 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 29, unless chairman has given written permission.

10.   The Midland County Fair and its representatives are not responsible for any breakage or damage of entries. We will use the utmost caution with all items.

11.   All entries not free-standing must be equipped to hang or be accompanied by an easel or other display.

12.   Each entry will receive a ribbon based on a point system. Each of the Creative Arts divisions will have a Champion, Chairmen’s Choice and Judges’ Choice awards. Grand Champion will receive a plaque.

13.   Age groups for all categories are as follows:

·         Division 1 – Children ages 5 and under

·         Division 2 – Youth ages 6-12

·         Division 3 – Teens ages 13-18

·         Division 4 – Adult hobbyist

·         Division 5 – Seniors ages 65+

·         Division 6 – Adult professionals* 

* No person who sells, teaches, or owns a shop related to the craft may enter as a hobbyist.


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