Pet Show & Decorated Pumpkin Contest

ll 4-H members in 4th-12th grades are invited to participate in the Pet Show and Decorated Pumpkin Contest on October 17, 6 p.m. in the Trademart Building at Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Registration for all events begins at 6 p.m. The pet show, costume judging & decorated pumpkin judging will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Pet Show Information:

  • $2.00 registration fee for pets.
  • All "Pet" type animals welcomed, except rabbits. Rabbits show in the livestock show
  • Only 1 pet per child. Siblings ONLY can share a pet, but it is only allowed to enter the ring once.
  • All well-behaved "pets" are welcomed, but they must be up to date on vaccinations and restrained (on a leash or in a carrier/cage).
  • DO NOT bring AGGRESSIVE animals or those that are too large for the 4-H member to handle on their own.
  • Only pet show participants, judges, and set ring help are allowed in the ring.
  • 4-Hers must have completed the 4-H online enrollment to participate.
  • All classes will have a "best-dressed" pet contest. Feel free to get creative with the costumes of you and your pet.
  • Categories: Large Dogs, Cat, Small Dogs, Puppies, Medium Dogs, Other


Decorated Pumpkin Contest Information:

  • No registration fee. Registration is 6pm-6:30pm.
  • Pumpkins must be picked up when judging is complete.
  • There will be Cloverbud, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Age Divisions
  • All pumpkins will be eligible to enter the school contests, except carved.
  • Categories: Carved, Prettiest, Character, 4-H Spirit, Any Other

Costume Contest:

  • There will be registration for the Human Costume Contest near the Pumpkin registration table.
  • Back numbers will be distributed for all costume participants and must be worn throughout the evening until costume awards have been announced.
  • Judges will walk around to judge the costumes throughout the night.

Service Project

We will be collecting items for the Ascension Council on Aging as care packages through our "Healthy Living" Service Project. Members who bring in items will receive extra participation points.

Items being collected:

  • Lap Blankets
  • Warm Socks (with grips)
  • Cookies
  • Fruit Cups
  • Snack Bars
  • Hot cocoa
  • Puzzles (Crosswords, word searches, Soduku)
  • Throat lozenges
  • Hand Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues
  • Lotion
  • Small Bottle Sanitizer
  • Vapor Rub
  • Mittens

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