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Best Tasting Contest

Children's Museum Houston , 5/11/24
11:00 AM

Lemonade Day youth participants set up their stands and offer judges, guests, families, and competitors a taste of their unique lemonade flavors to compete for the title of Best Tasting!

SIGN-UP FOR THE CONTEST HERE: https://forms.gle/yHSstK3c8zYYtmnR6. Limited spots are available.

Information for Contestants:

Set-up time is from 10:00-10:45 AM. Anyone who arrives past 10:45 AM will no longer be allowed to set up their stand or participate in the contest.

What to bring:

  • Your stand! Stands should be an average of 4 x 4 feet as the space you will be in is 6 x 6 feet. If you don't have a stand, you may bring a small table as your stand. The judges will be walking from stand-to-stand taste testing at the event.
  • Bring your BEST lemonade flavor, only ONE flavor is allowed
  • Bring 2-3 jugs of lemonade, enough to give the judges, competitors, museum staff, and guests
  • Bring sample cups (paper or plastic), we recommend 20-60 sample cups
  • Ice inside a small cooler, napkins
  • The price of your lemonade on a price sheet or poster, the judges will want to know your prices ahead of Lemonade Day
  • Bring the recipe for your lemonade flavor written down to present to the judges. List out the ingredients! Make sure your recipe is legible for the judges to read. If you have a secret ingredient, you can add that to your recipe and label it as such.
  • Be prepared to give a presentation introducing yourself, your lemonade stand, your flavor and why yours is the best, and your ingredients and recipe.
  • Bring a tip jar. Judges, Lemonade Day staff, and visitors may want to support you and your lemonade stand

*REMINDER* This is NOT a selling opportunity.

You will be scored on the following:

  • Lemonade flavor - Is your lemonade the Best Tasting?
  • Presentation - This includes how you deliver your lemonade flavor to your judges, how your lemonade stand looks, etc.
  • Most Creative Recipe - This includes how you present your recipe to your judges, your creativity, etc.

Event Timeline:
10:00 -10:45 AM
Contestants Arrival / Set-up

11:00 - 11:30
General Public Arrival / Check-in
Enjoy Shipley’s / Networking

11:30-11:45 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Bailey Kinney - Executive Director, Lemonade Day Houston
Samara Perez - Assistant Director, Lemonade Day Houston
Celebrity Judges

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 
Youth Entrepreneur Best Tasting Presentations (5 minutes per stand)

12:30-12:45 PM
Winner Selection, Pictures

1:00 PM
Event Ends - Thank you for coming!

City-Wide Lemonade Day!

Sweet Spot locations around Houston , 5/18/24
11:00 AM

Our Sweet Spot Selection Form will be up a month before our city-wide Lemonade Day!