4-H in San Mateo & San Francisco Counties
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4-H in San Mateo & San Francisco Counties

County Events

4-H events take on a variety of different forms, such as field days, judging, presentation contests, and other educational activities.  These educational events:

  • Allow members an opportunity to showcase their work and receive feedback.
  • Introduce 4-H members to new topics and new skills.
  • Reinforce the learning cycle and allow members to apply knowledge gained in 4-H projects.

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Animal Field Day – April 30, 2017
4H Crystal Springs Farm

Sign in: 9:30am

Event time: 10am – 12pm
Proficiency tests: 12 – 1pm

About:  Animal Field Day is an opportunity for 4-H members to learn about raising animals, including rabbits, dairy goats, meat goats, turkeys, show chickens, sheep, swine, steer and even dogs!  We will have live animals of all breeds except steer at Field Day.  The animal youth owners will talk about what you need to raise the animal, costs, showing the animal and showmanship.  Come learn about the animals, or just visit the farm, gain “Attended County Event” credit for your record book and have fun! All participants who complete all sessions are guaranteed a prize from our Prize Wheel game.

What to expect: When you sign in at the event, you will receive a “Sessions Attended” card.  Each animal species instructor will stamp your card after you complete their 8 minute info session.  You MUST START AT 10AM in order to complete all sessions to get a prize. All animal sessions are run simultaneously so you can go to your sessions in any order. After completing all of the sessions, the final session is a Prize Wheel game where all registrants with a completed Sessions card are guaranteed a prize! San Mateo/Burlingame & Belmont clubs will have a Bake Sale with funds going toward updating their swine pens. After the game, proficiency tests for all animals will be available for those interested.

Parking: May be limited and you may have to park along Skyline Blvd.just before the entrance gate. Parking monitors will be available to direct you.

How to enter:

Register for the event using the Animal Field Day Survey Form.

  1. Registering ensures we have enough prizes for everyone
  2. Deadline for registering is Friday, April 28, 2017
  3. Register as youth participant, adult attendee, volunteer, animal handler


Bay Coast Area Presentation Day: April 22, 2017

State Presentation Day:

Saturday, May 27, 2017
8:00am - 6:00pm
University of California, Davis - West Quad 

Information can be found here.

Life Skills Festival & Field Day - May 6, 2017

Messiah Lutheran Church – 1825 Valota Road, Redwood City
Saturday – May 6, 2017 from 9:00am-2:00pm

The Life Skills Festival and Field Day event has three competitions: Favorite Food Day, Arts and Crafts Expo, and Fashion. 

Attendees not participating in the competitions are invited to observe the sessions and participate in games, demonstrations, and workshops from 11:00am-2:00pm. Please help us celebrate the Festival by bringing a friend and a potluck dish to share!  

How to enter the competitions:

  1. Download Registration Information
  2. Register for all competitions using the Online Registration Form - Deadline Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5 pm

Volunteer Opportunities: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20796

About Fashion Revue and the Arts & Crafts Expo Competitions

4-H Fashion Revue
These events are an opportunity for 4-H members to submit items they have made for competition at the county level. 4-H members participate in sewing and craft projects through out the year, creating a wonderful array of hand made goods that are showcased during this event. Sewing projects are judged on fit, modeling, and presentation. Gold medal winners are invited to compete in the State Fashion Revue

Paula Athey Fashion Revue Trophy - Paula Athey was a leader in the Jasper Ridge 4-H Club in Portola Valley for 23 years. She was involved in the clothing project at club and county levels for as many years. Her support in this 4-H project, as well as her interest in helping others sewing garments, was very remarkable and rare. She was often an honored guest at the Fashion Revue. She helped Jasper Ridge 4-H members prepare for participation in the Fashion Revue just prior to her passing in the spring of 1994. This trophy is dedicated in her memory for her dedication and for her gifted instruction.

The purpose of the Paula Athey Fashion Revue Trophy is to acknowledge and motivate young 4-H members 9 – 13 years old in the Clothing Project. Selection is based on entry of the second judging and the essays entered. Fashion Revue Judges will make the final decision.

How to enter Fashion Revue and the Arts & Crafts Expo:

See above info under "Life Skills Festival and Field Day"  

About the Favorite Foods Day Competition

4-H Favorite Foods Day
Favorite Foods Day provides an opportunity for members in any food project to show-off their cooking skills and receive constructive feedback. For the competition, members must prepare a dish, place setting, and menu display. Each contestant should be knowledgeable about the preparation of their dish and the nutritional value of the entire menu. Place settings and portions of each dish are judged, then members receive feedback and placements in the competition. Themed place settings are not required, but can be a creative way to add pizzazz to your entry. It can be entered in your record book as a demonstration/presentation also!

How to enter Favorite Foods Day:

See above info under "Life Skills Festival and Field Day"   

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