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Creative Arts

2018

Snowy Owl Quilt by Elizabeth Fortier-Lyman (original design)
The Big E
September 14-30, 2018
 
2018 Preliminary Results are posted!

Online Entry

General Rules and Regulations
Download your Department, Entry form and Entry Labels (must be attached to each entry). Become a Volunteer or Demonstrate.

IMPORTANT DATES

So you missed August 1st Deadlines- If you are wondering what departments are still accepting entries - CLICK HERE for a chart with due dates, fees and drop off days. Some departments accept entries up to 9/27.
August 1: Entry Forms Due. $5 Entry Fee per item (Check Department). All Photographs to be submitted online by August 1.

AUGUST 2-15: Late fee- $10 per item. No late photography entries accepted.

AUGUST 29: Drop off Photographs 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

AUGUST 30: Drop off Photographs 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 4: Drop off for Departments 1-19; 30-36. 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 5: Drop off for Departments 1-19; 30-36. 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

SEPTEMBER 14 – SEPTEMBER 30: The Big E Fair Open

OCTOBER 1: Pickup day 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

OCTOBER 2: Pickup day 8:00 am to 1:00 pm


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New Departments for 2018

Food Mixes in a Jar

Food Mixes in a Jar

Food Mixes in a Jar
Department 40
Let’s get creative! Do you have a great food mix that you make or give as gifts? Cookies, cakes, muffins, soups, dip, etc.? We are looking for your creations!
 
Flavored Popcorn

Flavored Popcorn

Flavored Popcorn
Department 41
Everyone loves popcorn. Enter your favorite popcorn recipe. Caramel, chocolate, taco, cheese, or other new combinations!
 
Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola
Department 42
Do you make a granola that is crunchy or chewy? Does your granola include interesting ingredients that make it delicious? Enter your homemade creation into our homemade granola contest
 
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One Day Contests in the New England Center

Make it with Clay - Hand built originals in clay contest.
September 18, Tuesday.

King Arthur Flour Baking Contest - Get into the kitchen and grab your mixing bowl: you could be a prize winner in this year's King Arthur Flour Baking Contest. Show us your blue-ribbon skills: Bake up your best Bars or Cookies for a chance to win! Find the rules at 2018 King Arthur Flour Baking Contest Information.


Massachusetts Maple Syrup Cooking Contest. Massachusetts maple syrup is the most versatile, all-natural, healthy sweetener. Use it to make your favorite snack or appetizer and enter your creation in the Massachusetts Maple Syrup Cooking Contest at the 2018 Big E.
September 25, Tuesday

Woodturning Contest. Enter your turned wood creations for a one day judging competition.
September 26, Wednesday

Paper Airplane Contests. We will have two contests- one that will test your skills in flying a paper airplane that you have made to a designated target and one for artistic creation of your handmade paper airplane.
September 28, Thursday

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Make it with Clay- Pottery Competition

Make it with Clay- Pottery Competition

Tuesday,
Sept. 18, 2018

Pottery chicks by Meredith Johnson
 
Woodturning Competition

Woodturning Competition

Wednesday,
Sept. 26, 2018
 
Paper Airplane Competition

Paper Airplane Competition

Thursday,
Sept. 27, 2018
 
Join the Creative Arts Team

Join the Creative Arts Team

Volunteer or Demonstrate 
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Click here to see 2017 Creative Arts Results

Interested in donating an award? Contact us at creativearts@TheBigE.com or call (413) 205-5015.

Need Help or Have a Question on Crafting?
Our featured guilds, skilled demonstrators and talented volunteers are a wealth of information. Contact us at creativearts@thebige.com or (413) 205-5015.
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