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Food Show

April 17, 2021

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Food Show

Covid-19 Disclaimer: At this time we are posting tentative dates and times of the District IV 4-H Spring Roundup Contest. We are working diligently to try and host these contests, but due to the ever-changing Covid-19 conditions, we will not be able to solidify these details until closer to the contest. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we navigate these circumstances.

Date:                            April 17, 2021
(Exact date will be determined based on Covid-19 Guidelines, closer to the contest)

Location:                    Farmersville Baptist Church – Farmersville, Texas
(Due to Covid-19 Guidelines the location, date, and time are subject to change)

Check-In: TBA
Orientation: TBA
Contest: Begins following orientation

Registration. Each participating member is required to register on 4-H Online (https://texas.4honline.com) and pay the $12.00 registration fee. Registration will open on March 19, 2021 and close at midnight April 5, 2021.

Participation. Contestants must be active 4-H members enrolled in a Texas 4-H and Youth Development county program in District IV. Contestants must also be academically eligible (according to UIL rules) to compete on the day of the contest. A contestant may compete as an individual or as a member on a team.

Age. Age divisions are determined by a participant’s grade as of September 1st of the current 4-H year. Age divisions for this contest are:

  • • Junior (3rd, 4th, & 5th grades)
    • Intermediate (6th, 7th, & 8th grades)
    • Senior (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades)

Entries per County. Each county may have one member per food category per age division. The first placed individual in each senior category will qualify for state.

Volunteers. Each county will secure 2 confirmed judges and/or volunteers and submit names as part of 4-H Online registration. In addition to judging, volunteers are also needed to assist with registration, help in the holding room, timekeeping, and serve as runners

Awards. The top five high scoring individuals in each age division and food show category will be recognized with awards. The first placed senior in each food category will qualify for the state food show in June.

Depending on Covid-19 restrictions, we may not be able to have a formal awards assembly. The winners will be announced via Facebook Live and posted on the District IV 4-H Facebook Page later that day/evening in the event we cannot hold them in person.

Participants with Disabilities. Any competitor who requires auxiliary aids or special accommodations must contact the District Extension Office or Denita Young at djyoung@ag.tamu.edu or note when registering on 4-H Online, at least 2 weeks before the competition to request such needs at least 2 weeks prior to the program or note such needs when registering on 4-H Online.

Theme. This year’s 4-H Food Show Theme is Grocery Games! Let your local food sources guide your healthy recipe selection with only $10 to spend.

Texas is a diverse state, in more ways than one! Some of us live in a metroplex with access to major supermarkets and aisles upon aisles of options. Others live in small towns supplied by a convenience store or a larger store if we are willing to travel. A few of us find fresh food in our backyard garden. The rest of us are somewhere in between. This year, we want you to be creative by using YOUR local food sources to create a dish on a budget. This year’s Food Show will be especially unique as 4-H’ers bring foods created from the supermarket, the small-town convenience stores, the dollar stores, and even the garden! What are you bringing to the table?

Please click this link (Food Show Contest Memo ) for more contest information including rules.


April 17, 2021


District IV 4-H