Home Canning Contest



Sponsored by,

Chairman, Julie York (903) 843-4019

Entries will be checked in on Wednesday, 10/19

between 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Yamboree Exhibit Building


  • Jelly
  • Jam (includes Butters & Marmalades)
  • Fruit (canned & pickled)
  • Vegetable
  • Vegetable (pickled excluding cucumbers)
  • Pickle (cucumbers)
  • Sauce
  • Relish
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Salsa


Youth (ages 5 through 17) NO ENTRY FEE

Adult (ages 18 and up) NO ENTRY FEE

Awards will be given in each.


(Youth and Adults)

1st Place $10.00

2nd Place $8.00

3rd Place $5.00

Winners will be posted Thursday, October 20th. Best of Show pictures will be taken on Friday, October 21st at 3:00pm. Entries must be picked up on Saturday, October 22nd between 3:00 and 4:00pm. No early release. Entries not picked up will be discarded at 4:00 on Saturday. Prize money and ribbons will be given when the product is released.

Ask for judging criteria prior to the event at Julie.york@ag.tamu.edu


  1. All entries must be prepared within one year from last Yamboree judging date.
  2. Must be in standard canning jars (sizes: quarts, pints, and ½ pints only) with clear glass in good condition.
  3. Jars and lids must be clean and free from rust, dust, dents, or other defects, like bubbles.
  4. Jar and lid brands must match.
  5. Jam and Jelly products cannot be sealed using paraffin wax.
  6. Produce should be free from blemishes, disease, and spoilage.
  7. Liquid should be clear, not cloudy.
  8. Any entry not canned in standard canning jars will be disqualified.
  9. Ball and Kerr products are recommended for competition.
  10. No products will be tasted.
  11. Jars must be labeled with product name, date of prep, processing methods and cooking/processing time. NOT the name of exhibitor. That will be on a tag when entered.

This event is hosted by the Texas Extension Education Association under the guidance of the Upshur Co. AgriLife Extension Service.

Please direct any questions or concerns to:

Julie York at (903) 680-8128