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

Best of Show Winners


The 2019 Fairgoer's Choice Award was won by Diane Romatowski from East Brunswick in the Handwork Division for her Felted 2 Headed Calf Named "Kurt".

The 2019 Charity Cake Challenge Winner was 13 year old Glauco DaSilva from Milltown for his Decorated Cookie. $72.00 is being donated to MC Foods food pantry. Thank you to everyone who voted!


Our 2018 Fairgoer's Choice Award winner is Madeline Rogala of Monroe Township for her painting Canvas-Hogwart's Castle.

Our 2018 Charity Cake Challenge Winner is Jennifer Velasquez of Old Bridge for her 80th Anniversary Cupcakes. We raised $58.33 which will be donated to MC Foods food pantry.

Key Deadlines

Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, July 22, 2021
Entry Day is Sunday Aug. 1, 2021.

Entry Guidelines

Visit the fair website ( 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

Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, July 22, 2021. If you do not pre-register, you may still enter by bringing your items to the fairgrounds on entry day, Sunday, August 1, 2021. We will register you at that time.

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

You do not have to live 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


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 Sun. Aug. 1, 2021 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 Mon. Aug. 2nd at 5 p.m. to Sat. Aug. 7th at 11 p.m. Winner will be announced at 1 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 8th.

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

Please direct any questions to Kathy at or call 732-826-3881.