Monday, September 26, 2016

Guadalupe County is having a Pecan Fest!
*Pecan Fest Events include:
Baking Contest w/ World's Largest Pecan Decorated Cake Category - Pecan Queen Contest - Classic Car Show - Skat Tournament - Historical Country Village with Demonstrations & Animals - Jose Antonio Navarro History - Kids & Adults Scavenger Hunts & Activities - Train - Hayrides - Photo Op w/ World's Largest Pecan & a "Real" Big Squirrel - Pecan Sales & Vendors - Concessions

Pecan Fest is at the BIG Red Barn scheduled for Saturday, October 29th the rules and guidelines for the Bake show and a “NEW” event – Pecan Queen’s contest are found below:

For additional information the following individuals can be contacted:

Bake Show – Jenny Siltmann,  830-556-6474
Queen’s contest – Gail Damerau, 830-914-3735

CLICK HERE for application for Pecan Queen

CLICK HERE for Pecan Queen Pageant Rules 

CLICK HERE for Bake Show Guidelines

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Robotics Contest

Kerr County will be hosting a Robotics Contest, Coaches training and Clinic.  This will be open to kids and parents alike in order to provide more information on the 4-H Robotics project and contest.  Families are encouraged to attend and learn from 4-H Robotics specialist Derrick Burton.
                                                For more information contact:  Dakota Moyers, 830-257-6568

When:  Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $5.00

Lunch on your own

Friday, September 16, 2016


Due to Conflict with other County Events/Activities, County Roundup date has been changed!!!!! 

New Date:

Monday, October 17th @ 6pm, Extension Office

****Entry forms are due by Oct 10th!!!!****

Apologize for any inconvenience this date may cause, unfortunately we cant please everyone! :(


Monday, September 12, 2016

Attention Horse Project Members

 Save the Date:  September 19, 2016
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It's that time again to start Monday Night Rides.  The first meeting will be at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park at 6:30 p.m.  This meeting will be unmounted.  We will go over all of the paperwork, rules, schedules and answer any questions.  We need parents to attend as well because paperwork needs to be signed.  We are very excited about this year and look forward to seeing you.  If you know of anyone else who may be interested or has expressed interest in a horse project please invite them.

Fancy Feathers 4-H Information Meeting
Do you love Poultry, and don’t want to do a traditional 4H broiler project?
Come to our September meeting to learn about Poultry Projects for Waterfowl, Turkeys, Backyard Layers and Show Chickens.  In addition to Poultry Projects, we have Club Project Groups on Sewing, Photography, Sportsfishing and Wildlife Education. 

Date:     September 20, 2016
Time:    6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place:    Wimberley VFW Post 6441, 401 Jacobs Well Rd, Wimberley, TX
Many of our members are enrolled in more than one Hays County 4H Club… but even if you don’t decide to join as a member, we would love to help you with your project J
Call or email Nicole Dietz with questions: 512-771-5246,

CLICK HERE to find the 2016-2017 Texas 4-H Roundup Guide.  A Texas 4-H Roundup Registration packets will be released mid-spring prior to registration opening on 4-H Connect.

Texas 4-H Roundup is scheduled for June 5-8, 2017 in College Station, TX.  Registration will be from May 1 – May 16, 2017.  There will not be a Late Registration period offered this year.  Other important reminders and changes for 2017 are as follows:

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• Youth MAY NOT participate in more than one contest in a day.
All contest registrations (Qualifying or Invitational) will be $25.00. There will not be a one-day pass option for contests.
• The Invitational Meat Judging and Identification contest will be held simultaneously with the qualifying contest on Wednesday. The invitational contest will be open to individuals or teams of two, limit of three teams per county.
• Robotics Challenge. This contest will be limited to one intermediate and/or one senior team per county. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for a total of 24 teams.  There will be an “intent to compete” registration process again this year prior to May 1, 2017 . More details to come in early Spring from Derrick Bruton.
• County travel grants will be offered for up to 10 counties. The grants will be $500 and will be awarded during the Thursday general assembly. Applications will be submitted online. Deadline will be Monday, April 3, 2017.
• The Healthy Lifestyles contest will be held Thursday, June 8th
• The Recipe Rally Contest – Dinner Tonight presentations will NOT be held in 2017.
As a point of clarification, in an invitational contest, a county may only have a maximum of 2 individual entries per age division. If there are at least 3 individuals from the county in the same age division, they will be considered a team. If a team and its members are not designated on the registration, they will be placed on a team by the State Office.
• Intermediate Age youth can compete as a Senior to complete a team for SOME Invitational Contests. This will NOT be allowed for the following contests: Hippology, Healthy Lifestyles Invitational, and Livestock Skill-A-Thon, as these contests have the opportunity for a team to advance to a National Contest and that National Contest requires “Senior Age” youth)
• 4-H members will be able to participate in one Share-The-Fun category on Wednesday AND one Share-The-Fun category on Thursday.
The Horse and Open FCS Educational Presentations are open to Individuals or Teams of 2 due to the National Contest Opportunity available for this particular category. No more than 2 members can compete at the next level. A Share-The-Fun “Best of Show” will be selected each evening by audience participation through voting via text message.
• The Archery match will be limited to 120 participants. Entry will be on a first come, first-served basis. Contestants must be a part of an organized 4-H archery program under the supervision of a certified archery coach to participate in this contest.
The Wool Judging Contest has changed for 2016-2017. Be sure and review the contest information on the Texas 4-H Roundup Events page.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2016 Fall County Roundup

2016 Fall County Roundup
October 20th @ 5pm
Extension Office
(1253 Civic Center Loop)

Entry forms must be turned-in to the Extension Office by October 10th

 Click Here for the entry forms!

If you need info on the photography contest, click here for the rules and entry form.

**If you need more information on all the contests go to:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Broiler Orders Due

It's time to order Broilers for the 2017 Show Season.  Broiler orders are due to the Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2016.  Orders must physically be in the office by 4:30 pm.  No late orders will be accepted.  There will be NO Refunds.  Broilers must be ordered in increments of 25 chicks up to a maximum of 75 chicks per exhibitor.  Please make checks payable to Hays County 4-H.
For the order form, click here.