Competitions

Show off your crafty and culinary skills in one of our competitions! There are dozens of categories to choose from. Good luck!

DIY – Entry Information

Step 1: Fill out entry form completely (entry form must include division and class numbers to be processed) and mail. Entry forms must be received by June 24, 2014. All entry forms are needed prior to dropping off of your entry, no exceptions.

Step 2: Drop off entries on Saturday, July 12, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No entries will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to drop off your entry, you can send someone in your place. This is the only day entries will be accepted.

Entry drop off is located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768. Please enter into Gate 1 off of McKinley Ave., let the guard know that you are here to drop off your entry and they will direct you to the DIY Design Studio.

If you are mailing in your entries via UPS, they must be received by 4:00 p.m. on July 11, 2014. Please include a duplicate copy of your entry form with your shipment. UPS entries can be mailed to:

LACF Los Angeles County Fair / DIY Design Studio
1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768

Step 3: Visit your entries on display here at the LACF. All award winning entries will be on display from August 29, 2014 – September 28, 2014, closed Mondays (except Labor Day), Tuesdays and Wednesday, September 3rd.

Step 4: Pick up entries on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7am to 8pm. This is the ONLY day for pick up. Unclaimed articles will be donated to non-profit charities. Bring your claim check with you. If your claim check is lost, you must show identification before we will release your items. If you are unable to pick up your items you must send someone in your place. Please send them with your claim checks, or if they are lost you must send them with a note that it authorizes the release of your items.

Pick up is located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768. Please enter into Gate 1 off of McKinley Ave., let the guard know that you are here to pick up your entry and they will direct you to the DIY Design Studio.

 

Featured Competitions & Contests

Tips for filling out your entry form:

  • One entry per line only.
  • For example, if you are entering an outfit that includes a hat, dress and booties; each item would need to be placed on one line so that a tag is made for each item.
    • Please print your name clearly. Your entry tag will reflect the name printed on your entry form.
    • Under the section marked “Description” please indicate the color, type or size of your entry.
    • For example, if it is a quilt you can write the pattern name, or the color of the quilt, just a basic description.
      • If your division and class numbers accurately describe your entry then you do not need to fill out the section marked “Description”.
      • Division and class numbers needed to fill out your entry form can be found below under each competition section (for example, under Arts & Crafts, Quilting etc.)

For a complete description of each competition category,
including division and class numbers, please click on the category below.

Category

Arts & Crafts

Christmas Tree Contest
*No longer accepting entries

Clothing & Textiles

Costume Contest

Help A Child Smile

Jewelry

 

Contact

Creative Department
  1. LACF
  2. 1101 W. McKinley Ave.
  3. Fairplex, CA 91768
  1. Phone: (909) 865-4043
  2. Fax: (909) 629-2067
  3. Email: apond@fairplex.com

Culinary – Entry Information

 Important Dates & Information:

 Preserved Foods

  • All entry forms due June 24, 2014
  • Deliver all entries on Saturday, July 12, 2014 between the hours of 8am and 5pm only (if entries are mailed they must arrive by the 11th of July).
  • Deliver entries with your typed recipe. All recipes MUST include the division & class number, and your name. Entries will not be accepted without it. Do not mail recipe with your entry form.
  • Pick up of display jars only is on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 between the hours of 3pm and 7pm.
  • No confirmation of entry will be sent.

Baked Foods & Confections

  • All entry forms due August 1, 2014
  • Deliver all entries on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 between the hours of 3pm and 7pm only.
  • Deliver all entries with a typed recipe. All recipes MUST include the division & class number, and your name. Entries will not be judged without the recipe. Do not mail the recipe in with the entry form.
  • No confirmation of entry will be sent.

Contest Entries

  • All entry forms due August 1, 2014
  • Delivery of entries will vary depending on the contest. Please refer to your contest for dates, delivery instructions, and times.
  • All entries require that a typed recipe be brought with the item on the day of judging.
  • All recipes MUST include the division & class number, and your name.
  • Entry confirmation and contest reminders will be sent out no later than the
  • third week of August.

Tablescaping Entries

  • All entry forms due July 18, 2014
  • Set up of tables is on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 3pm to 7pm only.
  • Pick up of all items is on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7am to 8pm only.
  • Entry confirmation, and contest reminders will be sent out by August 1st, if not sooner, depending on when the contest fills.

Filling out your entry form:

  1. One entry per line only.
  2. Please print your name clearly. Your entry tag will reflect the name on your entry form.
  1. Under the section marked “Description” please indicate the specific flavor or type if the class number entered is described as “other, please specify”. If your division and class numbers accurately describes your entry then you do not need to fill out the section marked “Description”.

Delivery Information:

LACF Los Angeles County Fair
DIY Design Studio/International Kitchen
1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768

 Go to gate 1 off of McKinley Ave. and let the guard know you are here for take in and they will direct you. If you are unable to drop off your entry, you can send a friend or family member in your place.

 

2014 Featured Competitions

Preserved Foods
Read all entry rules, delivery, pick up and judging information
Download & print preserved foods entry form
View all division and class information

Baked Foods & Confections
Read all entry rules, delivery, pick up and judging information
Download & print baked foods & confections entry form
View all division and class information

Tablescaping – No longer accepting entries

Home Wine Competition
Read and download all entry information

Home Brew Competition 

 

2014 Featured Contests

 

Contact

Creative Department
  1. LACF
  2. 1101 W. McKinley Ave.
  3. Fairplex, CA 91768
  1. Phone: (909) 865-4043
  2. Fax: (909) 629-2067
  3. Email: apond@fairplex.com

America’s Kids

Get in on the fun and tradition of AMERICA’S KIDS, LACF’s creative and educational competitions for kids from pre-school through high school.

Check out the all-new “Adventures in Literature” themed craft competitions such as Decorate a Spider or Spiderweb Art , Aliens!, Silly Snails, Magnificent Machines, Seuss-y Characters posters, Silly Snails, or Mushroom Mania.

More of a traditionalist?  Our classic competitions such as Art, Photography, Sewing, Science, Hobby Collections, Quilting, Needlework, Woodworking, Drafting, and Creative Writing are always popular…and so much fun!

It’s easy to enter!  See competition book for complete rules and information.

  • Browse through our 35 page competition book and choose the competitions that interest you.  Be sure to follow rules and guidelines specific to each competition.
  • Print your entry form.  Neatly fill in all required information.
  • Mail entry form.  Must be postmarked by June 26.
  • Drop off your creations on Saturday July 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Note:  agriculture, culinary, and hobby divisions have separate drop-off dates.
  • Admire your work, along with the work of 1000’s of other kids, on display during the Fair, August 29 through September 30.
  • Pick up your entries and ribbons on Tuesday, September 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Continue your Adventures in Literature with our ever-popular Read to Ride Program. You can earn free carnival ride coupons just by reading books over the summer and writing book reports. Learn more.

 

Contact

Creative Department
  1. LACF
  2. 1101 W. McKinley Ave.
  3. Fairplex, CA 91768
  1. Phone: (909) 865-4237
  2. Fax: (909) 629-2067
  3. Email: bates@fairplex.com