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
2018 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

2018 Entry Drop-off Information: 

Entries accepted on Wednesday, September 18th – Saturday, September 22nd  8:00 am – 5:00 pm **

**Except Baking & Perishable Horticultural Products.

Baking & Perishable Horticultural Products accepted ONLY on Thursday, September 27th  8:00 am – 1:00 pm.

2018 Entry Pick-up Information:

Pick-up after the fair on Tuesday, October 9th  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Wednesday, October 10th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm **

** All items that are not picked up by Wednesday, October 10th at 4:00 pm will be discarded.



2018 Youth Early Entry Contests  (click on individual links)

Y1 Art

Y2 “Home Tweet Home”

Y3 Duct Tape Creations

Y4 Handicrafts

Y5 Home Baking

Y6 Models

Y7 Most Creative Holiday Cake

Y8 Photography

Y9 65th Anniversary Alabama National Fair Special Contest – Edible Mosaic Art

2018 Youth Live Contests – Cooking & Other (click on individual links)

YL1 Cooking with Chicken

YL2 Cooking with Pork

YL3 Cupcake Decorating

YL4 Pumpkin Decorating

YL5 Totally Awesome Sandwich

YL6 Where’s the Beef

YL7 Rock Painting



2018 Adult Early Entry Contests  (click on individual links)

A1 Antiques & Collectibles

A2 Art

A3 Crochet & Knit

A4 Designs with Burlap

A5 Gems & Minerals

A6 Handicrafts

A7 Home Baking

A8 Home Canning

A9 Horticultural & Poultry

A10 Most Creative Holiday Cake

A11 Needlework

A12 Pallet Projects

A13 Photography

A14 Quilting

A15 Recycled Silver

A16 Wearing Apparel

A17 Wood Articles

A18 65th Anniversary Alabama National Fair Special Contest – Edible Mosaic Art


2018 Adult Live Contests – Cooking & Other (click on individual links) 

AL1 Alabama’s “Best Cake”

AL2 Appetizers & Finger Foods with Alaga

AL3 BBQ Cook-Off

AL4 Cooking with Alaga & other Alabama Products

AL5 Cooking with Chicken

AL6 Cooking with Pecans

AL7 Cooking with Pork

AL8 Crockin’ It

AL9 Holiday Main Dish with Alaga

AL10 Let’s Have Breakfast

AL11 Men’s Wild Game Cook-Off

AL12 Painted Furniture

AL13 Pie at the Fair

AL14 President’s Choice “First Responder’s Cook-Off”

AL15 Quilting Day

AL16 Where’s the Beef



2018 Special/Other Contests (click on individual links)

S1 Special Friends/Needs

It’s a Tradition

Baker of the Year

Cook of the Year with Alaga