Project Description

The Basics

Date/Time

Monday – Friday
5p – 10p

Saturday – Sunday
12p – 9p

Location

Family Arts Building

Compete

Family Arts Brochure

Family Arts Building / Competitions / Displays

One of the most active areas of the Marion County Fair, the Family Arts Building, plays host to multiple competitions. Take a look below at the many contests held in this building. If you are interested in competing to see if you are the best in Marion County, please download the family arts brochure to the left to learn more and / or enter the contest.

Competitions you can enter and/or observe include…

People’s Choice Fair-long contests
  • Recycled Craft Contest
  • Duct Tape Contest
  • Fairy Garden Container
Daily Contests
  • Husband / Wife Calling Contest – Friday 6/16 – 7pm
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting – Saturday 6/17 – 3pm
  • The Newlywed Game – Saturday 6/17 – 6pm
  • Father of the Year Contest – Sunday 6/18 – 3pm
  • Box-it-up Recipes – Monday 6/19 – 7pm
  • Recycled Wear Contest – Tuesday 6/20 – 7pm
  • Salsa Dip Contest – Wednesday 6/21 – 7pm
  • Best Fair Selfie – Thursday 6/22 – 7pm
  • Gluten Free Dessert Contest – Friday 6/23 – 7pm
  • Vintage Prom Dress & Poodle Skirt Contest – Saturday 6/24 – 3pm
  • Apple Pie Contest – Sunday 6/25 – 3pm
Home Arts open class competition

Each category below has multiple sub-categories within it, so please download the family arts brochure to the left to learn more and / or enter the contest.

  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Needlework
  • Sewing
  • Quilts
  • Basketry
  • Flower Arrangements
  • Jewelry
  • Leather
  • Woodworking
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Memory Books
  • Wreaths
  • Items 50 years or older
  • Other (all encompassing for those not listed above)
Photography open class competition

Photography will be judged in three categories: professional, advanced and beginner. Each category below has multiple sub-categories within it, so please download the family arts brochure to the left to learn more and / or enter the contest.

  • Black & White or Toned
  • Color
Fine Arts open class competition

Fine arts will be judged in three categories: professional, advanced and beginner. Each category below has multiple sub-categories within it, so please download the family arts brochure to the left to learn more and / or enter the contest.

  • Paintings
  • Watercolor
  • Prints
  • Drawings & Pastels
  • Calligraphy
  • Ceramics
  • China Painting
Culinary Arts open class competition

Each category below has multiple sub-categories within it, so please download the family arts brochure to the left to learn more and / or enter the contest.

  • Quick Breads
  • Yeast Bread
  • Bread Machine
  • Cakes (whole)
  • Decorated Cake
  • Pies (whole)
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Brownies
Food Preservation open class competition

Each category below has multiple sub-categories within it, so please download the family arts brochure to the left to learn more and / or enter the contest.

  • Jellies
  • Butters
  • Preserves
  • Jams
  • Marmalade
  • Pickles
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Dehydrated Foods