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Art, Craft & Cookery

The Royal Melbourne Show Art, Craft & Cookery Competition showcases the best of home grown talent from around Australia, attracting over 4,100 entries from more than 1,000 exhibitors across 300 classes.

Entries become part of an exhibition, one of the largest of its kind, which attracts thousands of keen spectators during the Royal Melbourne Show, making it one of the most visited pavilions.

From photography to fashion, embroidery to preserves and decorated cakes, the Art, Craft and Cookery competition encourages creativity and passion.

There’s nothing like the sense of pride and enjoyment in showcasing your talent in the Royal Melbourne Show Art, Craft & Cookery Competition.


Delivery of exhibits

Please note the following exhibit delivery times:

All Art, Craft, Restricted, Photography, Decorated Cakes, Preserves and Junior/Schools (excl. Cookery) exhibits to be delivered:
Tuesday 5 September 2017, 12noon - 8:30pm

All Cookery (inc. Junior and Schools) exhibits to be delivered:
Sunday 17 September 2017, 9.00am - 12noon

Delivery address
Spotlight Makers Pavilion (previously Art, Craft & Cookery Pavilion)
Gate 1, Epsom Road, Melbourne Showgrounds, ASCOT VALE VIC 3032


2017 Schedule

The 2017 Schedule is now available for viewing.

2017 Key Dates:

Entries Open: Thursday 4 May
Entries Close: Tuesday 1 August 
Please note that entries close for registration on Tuesday 1 August but your creations are not required until Tuesday 5 September (Art, Craft, Preserves, Decorated Cakes) and Sunday 17 September (Cookery).

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