Kid's Food Challenge for Youth at the Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo, the 2nd weekend of October in Seguin, TX.

2022 Guadalupe County Fair Food Challenge

Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo Association • October 12-15, 2023

Chair: Matt Miranda • 830-303-3889 /
Sunday, October 15th, Seguin Coliseum, Fairgrounds

Deadline for entries is Friday, September 23 (limited to first 20 entries)

  • 1:00 pm Check in (Seguin Coliseum)
  • 1:30 pm Contest Begins
  • 2:15 pm Presentation to judges
  • Awards follow the judging

Entry fee: $30 per team entry.


An entry includes a team of three to four youth in grades 3-12. Teams may come from schools, churches, 4-H, etc.

There will be a Junior category (grades 3-5), Intermediate category (grades 6-8) and Senior category (grades 9-12). Team entry will be determined by oldest team member.

Junior and Intermediate teams will not use heat for this contest.

There will be four food categories in each age division at the contest: Appetizers, Main Dish, Side Dish and Healthy Desserts. Teams will be randomly assigned to a category and will get their assignments when they check into the contest.

Teams must provide their own supply box of equipment. If you need a copy of the supply box list, please contact Matt Miranda @

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

  • Food ingredients
  • Ingredient list and the food category
  • Receipt
  • 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 Matt Miranda at 830-303-3889 or email:

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