Creative Living

Come and join us at the Creative Living Center, a fan favorite. We have numerous competative contests ranging from Quilting to Home Canning to Art. We also have youth contests that include Art, Photography, and Models. A list of all our competative contests can be found below. We also host “Live Cooking Contests” throughout the Fair so come join in the FUN!

Deadline for on-line registration is Friday, September 16th

2022 Early Entries Accepted on the following days/dates: (No exceptions)

Saturday, September 24th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Monday, September 26th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, September 27th, 10 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 28th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 29th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

**Except Baking & Perishable Horticulture Products.**


Wednesday, October 5th, 8:00 am to 1 pm ONLY

2022 Entry Pick-Up Information

**Please note: You will NOT be able to take your items home the last night of the fair. Thank you for understanding!**


Monday, October 17th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 18th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 19th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

**All items that are not picked up by Wednesday, October 19th at 2:00 pm will be discarded.**


For detailed information click links below (Dates and times are subject to change per Fair Management as needed.

**Live Contest**

Contestants MUST pre-register in order to participate in any Live Cooking Contest no later than Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Contestants who show up for any live cooking contest(s) in which they have not pre-registered will not be allowed to participate in the contest(s). Contestants may register for Live Cooking Contest by doing one of the following:
Online Registration – Contestants may register online at, under the “Register Here” link. Deadline for online registration is Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.
During Early Entry Registration – Contestants may register at the CLC during the dates and times when early entries are being accepted (dates/times listed above).
At the Alabama National Fair Office – Contestants may register at the Alabama National Fair Office on the following dates between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm: Thursday, September 29, 2022; Friday, September 30, 2022; Monday, October 3, 2022; Tuesday, October 4, 2022; Wednesday, October 5, 2022.