State Fair Blog 2017 & 2018
Notifications, Winner Announcements, and more
It is with great disappointment that I announce I will not be returning as the Cake Decorating and Confectionery Arts Competition Chair for the 2018 Oregon State Fair. I can no longer justify six or more weeks of volunteering. I took the position as Chair very seriously. We do not have a professional show in Oregon and I really wanted to create that with the Oregon State Fair Cake Decorating and Confectionery Arts Competition. However, taking more than a month off from my business every year has been detrimental to my personal business goals. Every year I have to work doubly hard to recover from being away. Without the means to hire another artist to replace me during that time off I have had to make the decision to stop as Chair.
I am very proud of my work these last four years. I know that I was instrumental to bringing new life into the competition and have given the competition a good start. I wasn't able to realize all of my goals and objectives for the competition but hope that the new chair will continue improving the level of professionalism, the number of entries, and attraction to the competition.
What have I done these last four years you ask?
Accomplishments as Chair
2014 (started in late March):
A reason for listing the above is so that anyone who wants to become the new Chair will see what I did as Chair. Note: 2016 was the year I ran a full-time sugar arts demonstration booth so there are a lot more hours that year.
Would you like to be the new Chair?
There isn't a job description available for the Chair position. To help with your decision I am listing here the basic requirements needed just to run the competition. The biggest consideration is the hours needed through out the year, though to do the bare minimum, 80% of your hours will be the two weeks leading up to the fair through the week following the fair.
With that I move on to my continuing adventure with my family and my business. One day when the Oregon State Fair has the funds to pay their Chairs I would love to go back. Or maybe after I retire, though I am thinking watching sunsets from the top of some mountain is where I will be when I retire.
Best wishes to the new Chair!
About this Blog:
This is where I will be posting the latest information on the Oregon State Fair Cake Decorating and Confectionery Arts Competition. As the chair I want to promote the competition, encourage people to enter, and educate everyone interested about cake and confectionery arts.