The State Fair of Texas is almost here and the organizers are ready to bring the annual traditions back.
Pre-registration for one of the well-known attractions began less than 100 days before the first day of the fair: the cooking competitions.
There are several competitions that people can participate in, regardless of whether they have been cooking for years or just conjuring up new recipes in the kitchen during the pandemic.
Pre-registration is required, although not required, and is available online now.
Participants can register online on the day of the fair, but empty entry forms will also be available on site at the fair.
The Big Tex BBQ & Chili Challenge and the Cook-Offs will not take place this year due to COVID-19.
Below is a list of cooking competitions held throughout the State Fair of Texas season from September 24th to October 17th. You can also visit the Creative Arts Handbook for rules and requirements, as well as information on each cooking competition.
2021 State Fair of Texas Cooking Competitions
September 25th – cake competition
September 27th – Chocolate Contest
October 3 – Texas Pecan Challenge
October 4th – Farm-to-Fork competition
October 10th – cake competition
October 12th – Cookie Contest
October 14th – cooking with cheese
Oct 16 – Youth Cooking Competition
October 17th – Candy Contest