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Florida 4-H Tailgating Contest

**Click to go to 4-H site for full contest information!**

Florida 4-H is excited to announce the Annual Florida 4-H Tailgating Contest, sponsored by Winn Dixie Supermarkets, National Beef, Sanderson Farms and Sonny’s BBQ. 

The purpose of this contest is to promote the use of animal protein in the diet by teaching the art and science of safely preparing beef, pork, poultry, and seafood in an outdoor setting. Investment in this activity will provide 4-H youth with life skills, including decision making, healthy lifestyle choices, and communication.

Four regional contests will be conducted across Florida between April and July. The State Finals will be in Gainesville with $1000's of Award Scholarships presented at a Sonny's/Winn Dixie tailgate promotion before a Gator home game.

2018 Contest Schedule

 - Region 1, Northwest District - Chipley - June 30
 - Region 2, Northeast District - Gainesville - May 19
 - Region 3, Central District - Dade City - April 15
 - Region 4, South District - Lake Placid - June 9
 - State Finals - Gainesville, September 15

More Information

Go to the 4-H website for complete information, including rules, registration, award amounts, contest protocols, etc.

Refer to this link for videos explaining the contest and proper safety, food handling, and grilling techniques.


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