Creative Living

Our Creative Living Center is always a fan favorite. It ranges from Needlework, to Homemade Goods, to Bird House Designing and many others. The list of contests/events for Adults and Youth are listed below so join in the fun competition. Also join us during the fair for the live cooking events.

Letter from CLC Director Ann Ball:  Letter from Ann Ball
2017 Daily Schedule of Events:  Early Entry/Live Events Schedule
Official Rules for CLC Contests/Events:  Official Rules
Official Alabama National Fair Recipe Form:  Recipe Form
2017 Entry Drop-off Information: 

Entries accepted on Wednesday, October 18th – Saturday, October 21st  8:00 am – 5:00 pm **

**Except Baking & Perishable Horticultural Products.

Baking & Perishable Horticultural Products accepted only on Thursday, October 26th  8:00 am – 1:00 pm.

2017 Entry Pick-up Information:

Pick-up after the fair on Monday, November 6th  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Tuesday, November 7th  8:00 am – 4:00 pm **

** All items that are not picked up by Tuesday, November 7th at 4:00 pm will be discarded.



2017 Youth Early Entry Contests  (click on individual links)

Y1 Art & Photography

Y2 Decorative Painting

Y3 Duct Tape Creations

Y4 Handicrafts

Y5 Home Baking

Y6 “Home Tweet Home”

Y7 Horticultural

Y8 Models

Y9 Most Creative Holiday Cake

2017 Youth Live Contests – Cooking & Other (click on individual links)

Cooking with Chicken

Cooking with Pork

Cupcake Decorating

Gifts from my Kitchen

Pumpkin Decorating

Veggie Critters

Where’s the Beef



2017 Adult Early Entry Contests  (click on individual links)

Dept. 1 Antiques & Collectibles

Dept. 2 Art & Photography

Dept. 3 Ceramics & Pottery

Dept. 4 Crochet & Knit

Dept  5 Decorative Painting

Dept. 6 Designs with Burlap

Dept. 7 Gems & Minerals

Dept. 8 Handicrafts

Dept. 9 Home Baking

Dept. 10 Home Canning

Dept. 11 Horticulture & Poultry

Dept. 12 Most Creative Holiday Cake

Dept. 13 Needlework

Dept. 14 Pallet Projects

Dept. 15 Quilting

Dept. 16 Recycled Silver

Dept. 17 Wearing Apparel

Dept. 18 Wood Articles

2017 Adult Live Contests – Cooking & Other (click on individual links)

Alabama’s Best Cake

Appetizers & Finger Foods with Alaga

BBQ Cook-off

Cooking with Alaga & other Alabama Products

Cooking with Chicken

Cooking with Pecans

Cooking with Pork

Crockin’ It

Holiday Main Dish with Alaga

Let’s Have Breakfast

Men’s Wild Game Cook-off

Needlepoint Extravaganza

Painted Furniture

Pie at the Fair

President’s Choice

Quilting Day

Where’s the Beef



2017 Special/Other Contests (click on individual links)

It’s a Tradition

Baker of the Year

Cook of the Year with Alaga

Dept. 25 Special Needs

Dept. 26 Kiwanis & Fair Family Competition