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Creative Arts Fair

Items are judged and on display for the duration of the fair in the AEL Round Building and Modern Living Mall. Ribbons are awarded from first place to sixth place, along with Best of Show ribbons in each division. Premium money is also awarded: $6 for 1st place, $5 for 2nd place, and $4 for 3rd place. There is no entry fee!
2024 Creative Arts Fair Calendar Dates:
Friday, August 23, 5:00 pm - Paper entry deadline, must be in office at this time.
Friday, August 23, 11:59 pm - Last opportunity to enter online

Tuesday, September 3 - Entries accepted from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, even if you didn't pre-enter! Please check your division's rule sheet for drop-off times. Entries accepted in the AEL Round Building or the Modern Living Mall.
Wednesday, September 4 - Judging begins at 9:30 am
Saturday, September 7 - Agriculture and Horticulture entries accepted from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Youth Perishable entries accepted from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Educational Exhibits accepted by noon
Monday, September 9 - Adult Cake entries accepted from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, September 10 - Adult Candy entries accepted from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, September 11 - Adult Bread entries accepted from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, September 12- Adult Pie entries accepted from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, September 13 - Adult Cookie entries accepted from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 14 - LAST DAY TO VISIT THE FAIR!
Monday, September 18 - Pick up exhibits

AEL Round Building Hours:

Thursday, September 5th – Closed

Friday, September 6th – 2 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, September 7th – 12 pm – 9 pm

Sunday, September 8th – 1 pm – 9 pm

Monday, September 9th – 2 pm – 9 pm

Tuesday, September 10th – 2 pm – 9 pm

Wednesday, September 11th – 9 am – 9 pm

Thursday, September 12th – 2 pm – 9 pm

Friday, September 13th – 2 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, September 14th – 11 am – 9 pm

Modern Living Mall Hours:

Thursday, September 5th – Closed

Friday, September 6th – 2 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, September 7th – 11 am – 8 pm

Sunday, September 8th – 1 pm – 8 pm

Monday, September 9th – 9 am – 8 pm

Tuesday, September 10th – 9 am – 8 pm

Wednesday, September 11th – 9 am – 8 pm

Thursday, September 12th – 9 am – 8 pm

Friday, September 13th – 9 am – 8 pm

Saturday, September 14th – 11 am – 8 pm



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Creative Arts Scholarship

The Creative Arts Scholarship is offered to high school seniors who have entered projects in at least 3 divisions of the Creative Arts Fair in the years 2023 and 2024. A $1,000.00 scholarship will be presented to the selected student and mailed directly to their institution in August of their freshman year.
Application details and requirements must be submitted by November 1, 2024 to the West Texas Fair & Rodeo Office at the Expo Center of Taylor County, 1700 HWY 36, Abilene, TX 79602. An unbiased committee will review all documentation and notify selected individuals by December 15, 2024.
The West Texas Fair & Rodeo is proud to offer over $9,000.00 annually to high school seniors through the Scholarship Calf Scramble, Livestock Scholarship, and Creative Arts Scholarship!
For applications and requirements, click here: https://www.westtexasfairrodeo.com/p/about/scholar...

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