Williamson County Pecan Food Show set for Nov. 30

Contact: Chelsea Stevens, 512-943-3300, castevens@ag.tamu.edu

GEORGETOWN — The Williamson County Pecan Food Show is an opportunity for any county resident who wants to make delicious pecan dishes and compete for “bragging rights” to the best pecan food item in the county, said Chelsea Stevens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent, Williamson County

There is no cost to enter the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 30 at the AgriLife Extension office at 3151 S.E. Inner Loop, Suite A in Georgetown. Entries will be accepted all day Nov. 29 and from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Nov. 30.

“At 10 a.m. on Nov. 30, show officials will begin judging the pecan food show entries,” Stevens said. “There are two age division this year. The junior age division is for youth in grades K-12 and the adult division is for anyone over the age of 18.”

She said each entry will be judged for taste, texture, appearance and uniformity, and recipes and entries will be checked for use of pecans.

“Winners will be posted immediately after the judging is completed and awards will be given to each item immediately after judging is complete,” Stevens said.

This years’ categories include: Pecan Pie, Pecan Bars, Pecan Bread & Rolls, Pecan Candy, Pecan Cake, Pecan Cookies, Pecan Fancy Nuts and Savory Pecan Dish.

Rules for exhibiting at the food show include:

— Food entries must be prepared by the exhibitor.

— Entries must be displayed in a disposable paper or aluminum container, covered with a transparent wrapping.

— Exhibitor’s name, phone number and address should be attached securely to the bottom of the container only. Do not put the name where it will be visible to the judges.

— A recipe must accompany each entry. Exhibitor’s name must not appear anywhere on the recipe. Do not print exhibitor’s name on the back.

— Pecans must be used in the food item, not just for decoration.

To register go to: https://williamson.agrilife.org/program-registration/.

For additional information, contact Chelsea Stevens at 512-943-3300 or castevens@ag.tamu.edu.

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