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The 58th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 9 and 10, at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, SD. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, all youth including youngsters under 9 years of age, and adults may particate in.  

The contests begin on Friday, October 10 at 1 p.m. with bread baking and other contests run from Noon to 6 p.m. although some start at 2 p.m. that day. A Rapid City Ag Chamber Burger Bust is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.  Some  contests will continue from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Oct, 10. More information maybe found by emailing  turbi@vcn.com or call show president, Peggy Turbiville 307-283-1229. A complete show book, schedule and entry blank are available on Facebook. The Western Junior Livestock Show which is also at the Fairgrounds runs from Wednesday to Saturday,  Oct. 7 - Oct. 10, 2020.

New participants and youth group members are encouraged to come and you do not need to pre-register. Contestants may come from outside the state of South Dakota and may enter as many contests as they wish but in only one age category. Board members and volunteers are available to assist you if you are a newcomer to the show. The contests are bread baking, meat identification, family life photo, scrapbook pages, home living, place setting, fashion revue both sewn and purchased, public presentation, ingredient measuring, Family and Consumer Sciences judging, Produce ID and judging, and a Family and Consumer Sciences Skill-a Thon. The public may view the exhibits after the contests.

The Saturday contests are followed by an honoree tea, public fashion show and awards presentation at 3 p.m. in the Walter Taylor Building on the edge of the Fairgrounds. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed throughout the show.

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