Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo

2nd Weekend October

2nd Annual “Food Challenge” Contest • Youth

Sunday, Oct. 15 • Coliseum


  • Deadline for entries is Friday, October 6 (limited to first 20 entries)
  • Day of contest
    Check in 1 pm (Seguin Coliseum). -
    Contest begins 1:30 p.m.
    Presentation to Judges: 2:15 pm
    Awards follow the judging
  • Entry Fee: $20 per team

Guidelines: An entry includes a team of up to five youth in grades 3-12. Individuals/teams may come from schools, churches, 4-H, etc. There will be a Junior category (grades 3-8) and Senior category (grades 9-12). Team entry will be deter-mined by oldest team member.

There will be four food categories in each age division at the contest:

  • Main Dish
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Bread and Cereal
  • Nutritious Snacks

Teams will be randomly assigned to a category, but assignments will not be announced until orientation the morning of the contest.

Teams must provide their own supply box of equipment and other items listed on the supply list in the Food Challenge Manual which can be found - clicking here.

Teams may NOT SHARE supply boxes. Teams will be provided the following items at the contest:

  • Food ingredients
  • The recipe ingredient list with nutrition information, the food category and a clue about their recipe
  • Copy of the Food Challenge Worksheet
  • Notebook with the printed resources (reference food challenge manual)

    During the 40 minute cooking time, team members will be required to prepare the dish, determine its
    nutritional value, service size, etc. and prepare a five minute presentation for the team members to present
    to the judge!

For more information, call Charla Bading at 830-303-3889 or email: