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Food Fiesta

SAVE THE DATE!

FOOD FIESTA FOR THE 2022-2023 PROGRAM YEAR WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023.

BELOW INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS AVAILABLE.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY 4-H FOOD FIESTA

PICNIC IN THE PARK

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022

Pavillion area at Martinez Waterfront Park

9:00AM - 1:00PM

What is Food Fiesta?

Food Fiesta is a fun and exciting time for all 4-H members to show off their culinary skills, presentation skills and knowledge.

This year will be a Food Fiesta like no other! We have made changes to the traditional format to accommodate current regulations and also make it fun and different.  
 
Each entrant will exhibit their entry or entries on their own picnic blanket. Each entrant can choose their own theme and all of their entries (except place setting entries) will be presented on their blanket. Evaluators will go around to the blankets to evaluate all of the entrants submissions. Picnic theme can be different from place setting entries, that will be evaluated separately and set up on tables adjacent to the picnic area. Entrants may bring tables, small tents, props, chairs, whatever makes their theme come to life! Let your imagination run wild!
 
We are also introducing a beverage category and inviting charcuterie and fruit & veggie art boards to the party. Please see the Food Fiesta 2022 Official Rules for complete event details.  
 
There will also be games and environmental crafts to bring awareness to Mother Earth. 
 
If a youth member would like to submit a flyer for Food Fiesta, please submit to foodfiesta@contracosta4h.org by 3/12. 
 
We are excited to bring this event to life and we hope everyone will participate! 
 
Food Fiesta Committee 
Questions?

Event Coordinator        foodfiesta@contracosta4h.org

Eligibility and Official Rules

Open to all current 4-H members in good standing. Members do NOT have to be enrolled in a Food Related Project to enter.

Age on December 31, 2021:

  • Primary Member: 5-8 years old (receive participation ribbons only)
  • Jr. Member 9-10 years old
  • Intermediate Member 11-13 years old
  • Senior Member 14-19 years old

Click the link below for event information and rules:

Food Fiesta 2022 Official Rules

Categories

You may enter one item per category:

  1. Picnic Platters - Not just decorated baked good items such as cakes, cookies and cupcakes are invited to this picnic but also charcuterie boards and fruit & veggie platters too! This is an opportunity to showcase your artistic decorating skills. Items in this category will only be evaluated on outward
    appearance. Baked goods do not have to be edible.
  2. Refreshers - Make your best lemonade, fruity punch, hand crafted cold brew or a refreshing iced tea! This is NEW to Food Fiesta and we are eager to see what refreshments you would serve at your picnic in the park. These are kid friendly drinks only!
  3. Finger Foods - Let your imagination run wild! Main dishes made for sharing and enjoying outside in the sun. Examples may be kabobs, burgers, sandwiches, chicken or ribs, etc.
  4. Salads & Sides - Hot or cold picnic faire. Beans, mac & cheese, potato salad, dips, etc. Make sure
    to use extra caution with mayo-based dressings and sunshine.
  5. Sweet Treats - This category is for all of the sweet tooth's! Show us your creative picnic desserts;
    cakes, pies, cookies, bars.
  6. Place Setting - Any theme! If you are also competing with food, you do not need to keep the same theme as your picnic area. Evaluating will be separate. Use your imagination and have fun! A 2 foot by 2 foot space will be provided for each individual place setting on a stationary table away from your picnic blanket.