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ABA Extravaganza

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ABA Extravaganza

Sunday, March 27, 2022

C.K. Price Middle School, 1212 Marin Street, Orland

Check-in at 11:30 a.m. for participant set-up and Evaluator and Monitor Orientation. Event will begin at 12:00 p.m. 


This is an event for showmanship and communication for all ABA (Anything But Animals) members. Any member, including primary, can participate in five different events during the Extravaganza, who likes to have their talents, critical thinking, and verbal communication challenged. This event does not include livestock animals however, the skills learned in all 4-H projects are universal. Each event is described below.

Glenn County 4-H ABA Extravaganza Information 2022










Food Fiesta

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Members can choose a recipe to prepare and present to a panel of evaluators.  The two categories are Traditional Table Display Food Entry or Local Commodity Food Entry: Rice, Almonds, Beef, Walnuts, Olives, Dairy, Oranges or Honey. You can choose to create a Main Dish, Side Dish or Dessert. The member then, will set up their area within their chosen theme that highlights their dish.


Creative Arts & Skills

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 Members can submit projects or skills completed from this year's 4-H ABA project meetings. It is also a way to teach others about skills you have learned by making a display board or giving a demonstration about your ABA projects such as: archery, dummy roping, sewing, or any other projects that are anything but animals.


ABA Judging

Members will judge a variety of 4-H ABA topics within their age division. Judging is a process to help 4-H members grow in the abilities to think, reason, and make logical and scientific judgements. The member would then present their reasons to an evaluator.

Glenn County 4-H Anything But Animals (ABA) Judging 101 Study Guide

Oral Reasons Evaluation Rubric


Interview Contest

Members choose from a set of job descriptions to build a cover letter, resume, and present themselves in a job interview.

California 4-H Interview Contest Manual - for Glenn County Contest 2022

State 4-H Interview Contest 2022 Job Descriptions


4-H Presentation Opportunity

Members are allowed to choose from the presentation types listed in the State Presentation Manual. This will be another opportunity to give their 4-H presentation and receive an award. The choices are: Demonstration/ Illustrated Talk, Educational Talk Display, Informative Prepared Speech, Persuasive Prepared Speech, Impromptu Speech, Interpretive Reading, Share the 4-H Fun Skit, and Cultural Arts. For more information on the file types, visit: https://ucanr.edu/sites/glenn/files/359924.pdf.

*Additional for this program year because County Presentation Day moved to virtual due to COVID restrictions.


General Rules

  • Only participants, committee members and evaluators are allowed in the set-up area until after evaluating is completed.  
  • Members may choose to dress in a uniform, dress nicely or dress to the theme of their entry (Food Fiesta). California 4-H Dress Guidelines apply for this contest. These guidelines can be found at: http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Member_Resources/Uniform/.
  • Be punctual! If you are 10 minutes late to the event for participant set-up, 10 points will be deducted from your score.
  • All entries are evaluated and scored on age-appropriate levels. Evaluated items should be made at the skill level of the member.
  • Each entry is allowed a 24” space on a table surface to display their item.
  • See each category for any specific entry rules.    


How to Receive Credit in Your Record Book

  • Judged at ABA Judging: PDR Category #2 (Project Skills Activities)
  • Exhibited at Food Fiesta: PDR Category #2 (Project Skills Activities)
  • Exhibited at Creative Arts and Skills Event: PDR Category #2 (Project Skills Activities)
  • ABA Extravaganza: PDR Category #3 (Events Attended)
  • Interview given at Interview Contest: PDR Category #6 (Communication Skills)
  • Evaluators’ Interview during Food Fiesta or Creative Arts and Skills Event: PDR Category #6 (Communication Skills)
  • Gave Oral Reasons in ABA Judging: PDR Category #6 (Communication Skills)
  • Five Presentation Award (1 of 5 presentations given during this year): PDR Category #7 (Honors and Recognition)
  • Event Committee Members: PDR Category #4 (Leadership Development) *Please be sure to check all Leadership Development qualifications
  • 4-H Presentation at ABA Extravaganza: PDR Category #6 (4-H Presentations-Communication Skills)

NOTE: If you did something at that event that meets the requirements in another area(s), you can record that as well, BUT that activity can only be counted in one category—it’s your choice.