Online registration and competition handbooks for the 2013 Oregon State Fair are now available. Competitors have more options for submitting and retrieving their entries at new drop-off and pickup locations located throughout the state. The last day to register online and by mail is Aug. 2, but in-person registrations will be accepted through Aug. 15. The fair will be held Aug. 23 to Sept. 2. Competition groups include:

Creative Living General: Baked Goods, Preserves, Decorated Cakes, Textiles and more

Quilts: Miniature, Crib, Art and Innovative

Paper: Scrapbooking, Quilling and Greeting Cards

Woodworking: Marquetry, Turning, Carving and Sculpture

Arts: Fine Art, Photography, Calligraphy and Poetry

Farm Garden and Floral: Fruits, Vegetables, Bonsai and Flowers

Entrants also have the option of dropping off their nonperishable items to Sleep Country USA locations in Bend, Medford, Portland and Springfield from Aug. 10 to 14. This new service is thanks to a donation from Sleep Country USA. To learn hours and locations, visit

Items submitted through Sleep Country will be returned to the same store by Sept. 10 and kept through Sept. 24.

Those delivering their entries to the fairgrounds can retrieve their items from the fairgrounds between Sept. 5 and 7.

People interested in volunteering at the state fair can visit Volunteers earn a free state fair admission ticket for every four hours of service.

Handbooks with complete competition details are posted online at

For more information about state fair competitions, call 503-881-3594 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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