Butte County
University of California
Butte County

Foods Fiesta

Event Details

This event provides youth an opportunity to share what they have learned or already know about foods, nutrition, and cooking. Note that participants DO NOT need to be enrolled in a food project to participate at Foods Fiesta. When exhibits are evaluated, youth and adults have an opportunity to:

  • Be recognized for their efforts
  • Gain satisfaction from doing, striving and learning
  • Be inspired to do their best
  • Learn expected standards
  • Practice good sportsmanship and self-control 

Event Details: 

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019 by 11:59pm*

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Location:  Bidwell Junior High School

Address: 2376 North Avenue, Chico, CA 95926

Check-In: 8:15-9:00am

Event: 9:00am-2:00pm

*Late entries will not be accepted


We have exciting news! This year's registration will be electronic via a survey, so you won't need to mail or drop off your paperwork! This also means you have until 11:59pm of the deadline to turn it in. 

The deadline is Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 11:59pm. 

Every entry is required to submit a Recipe Card that includes ingredients and instructions for how to prepare the participant's dish. Below is a fillable PDF to use for your Recipe Card. If you face technical difficulties, you may build your own Recipe Card on another software, but we strongly encourage you to use the PDF Recipe Card. Please note that alcohol may not be a part of any recipe. 

Recipe Card

Below is the survey that you will you use to register yourself for the event. The last part of the survey is a button that let's you upload your Recipe Card. You will receive a confirmation email when you complete the survey which will contain helpful information about how to prepare for Foods Fiesta.

Foods Fiesta Registration

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2018 by 11:59 pm*

*Late registrations will not be accepted

Evulators Needed!

All Butte County 4-H exhibition events require our 4-H family and friends to volunteer to evaluate. You do not need to be a registered volunteer in order to evaluate, and Senior 4-H Members (14-18 years old), who have given a passing presentation at Foods Fiesta before, and hold a Gold Star ranking are permitted to evaluate.

If you are able to help evaluate and sample some delicious food, please complete the brief registration below:

Foods Fiesta Evaluator Registration

Prepare for the Event

Please click here for an informational packet that covers everything you will need to know about Foods Fiesta!

Below are the categories for the event to give a very small idea of what Foods Fiesta entails:

Appetizer/Snack - Is a small dish served before a meal. Typically smaller than a main dish, it is often designed to be eaten by hand, or with minimal use of cutlery.

Salad/Side - Is a dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of food, usually vegetables. However, different varieties of salad may contain virtually any type of ready-to-eat food. A salad can be composed, (with the ingredients specifically arranged), or tossed (with the ingredients placed in a bowl and mixed).   

Main Dish - Is the primary dish of a meal, around which the meal is built. It is usually meat or fish, or something like a casserole with meat or fish in it.

Dessert - Is a dish that consists of variations of flavors, textures, and appearances. Desserts are a usually sweeter course that concludes a meal. Dessert ranges from fruits or dried nuts to multi-ingredient cakes and pies.            

If you have any questions please call the 4-H office at 538-7201.

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