Home Arts

One of New Jersey’s largest home arts shows, the Middlesex County Fair home arts show accepts hundreds of entries ranging from quilts to ornate cakes. The home arts competition is located in the home arts building adjacent to gate one and the fair administration building. The co-chairpersons are Kathleen Donahue and Sheila Angalet.
To enter, download our entry form below and or email our home arts team at entry@middlesexcountyfair.com.

Key Deadlines

Pre-registration deadline is Monday July 23, 2018
Entry Day is Sunday August 5, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m

Entry Guidelines


Visit the fair website (www.middlesexcountyfair.com) or your local library to see the hundreds of classes in 16 divisions you may enter, and to obtain an entry form.

Mail entry forms to the address on the form or listed under entry chairperson. E-mail forms to entry@middlesexcountyfair.com.

Pre-registration deadline is July 23, 2018. If you do not pre-register, you may still enter by bringing your items to the fairgrounds on entry day Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will register you at that time.

There are separate divisions for adults, children (by age) and special participants.

You do not have to leave in Middlesex County to enter. Everyone is welcome.

All entries remain on display in the Home Arts building for the duration of the fair.

E-mail questions to homearts@middlesexcountyfair.com.

80th ANNIVERSARY CHALLENGE

In celebration of the fair’s 80th anniversary, we are pleased to announce the 80th Anniversary Challenge. Every division will have a special category which is listed at the beginning of the division and there is a complete list starting on page 53 of the fair book or click the link on this page. One winner of the 80th Anniversary Challenge in each division will receive a special ribbon.

CHARITY CAKE CHALLENGE


This event will benefit MC Foods, a food pantry serving Middlesex County. There are two ways for you to participate. 1. Enter a decorated cake. 2. Vote for the winner by making a monetary donation.

All decorated cakes brought to the fairgrounds 655 Cranbury Rd. East Brunswick, NJ 08816 on entry day Sunday Aug. 5th between noon and 5 p.m. will automatically be entered into the contest.

Each cake will be placed on display in the Home Arts building for the entire fair.

There will be a numbered container corresponding to a cake with the same number. You vote for the winning cake by placing your donation in the container of the cake you wish to win. As we wish everyone to be able to participate, you will be able to place any amount of money in the container. 1 cent = one vote, 10 cents = 10 votes, $1 = 100 votes etc. All proceeds will be donated to MC Foods at the end of the fair. We hope you will be as generous as possible.

The contest will be open from Monday Aug. 6th at 5 p.m. until Sat. Aug. 11th at 11 p.m. Winner will be announced at 1 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 12th.

The cake with the most votes will receive a special ribbon.

Please direct any questions to Kathy at homearts@middlesexcountyfair.com or call 732-826-3881.