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2020 Events


We have received many questions about the status of county fairs. We acknowledge the stress and uncertainty that families are going through because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 4-H staff are working hard to keep you informed and create new learning experiences to support the learning and growth of our 4-H youth.

Please see the April 3 letter from Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, 4-H Youth Development Program Statewide Director.

Please contact your county 4-H Program Representative about the status of county fairs near you.

Additional information:

Junior Livestock Auction Guidelines

Hiring third party vendors for 4-H Virtual Alternative Livestock Market & Showmanship Events

Market Animal Sale Options in 4-H


Updated 4/27/2020

All UC ANR-hosted meetings, events and gatherings of any size that are scheduled to take place through May 31, 2020 must be conducted online, postponed or cancelled.

All 4-H Overnight Camps in California scheduled through July 4, 2020 are cancelled, postponed, or being held virtually. Please see our 4-H Camp page for more information.

Leaders and event planners should assess meetings, events and gatherings and plan for the possibility that there may be an extension of this directive, requiring additional cancellations.

Changes to 4-H state and national events (as of 5/6/2020)


State Field Day is canceled in person, but some contests will be virtual:

Virtual Fashion Show will be held later in the summer, date tba

Animal Science Symposium will be held as three Zoom webinars:


April 13 - Western Heritage Training Workshop - Canceled

Citizenship Washington Focus- Canceled for 2020

Leadership Washington Focus- Canceled for 2020

State Fashion Revue - Note that a Virtual Fashion Show will be held later in the summer, date tba

California Focus - Canceled for 2020

California State Fair - Canceled for 2020

4-H Camps scheduled thru July 4th are canceled. Please see the Camping page for more information. Please see our FAQs for guidance regarding camps after July 4, 2020.



Volunteer training-Backstage Pass Fun with a Purpose - Postponed to Fall 2020

Horse Education Contests will be postponed, date tbd.

4-H Horse Classic - will not require a Qualifying Horse Show to participate. A checklist for county leaders is being developed as guidance on who can participate. Currently postponed to August, date and location tbd.

April 29-May 10 Spring Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign is postponed until further notice.



National 4-H Conference - Rescheduled to Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2020

Camping Conference - Rescheduled to 2021


Guidance for Event Planners

Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community.

County 4-H Events

Please check with your county on the status of county events and activities. Each county is following the directive of their county public health agency as well as the state (CDPH) and national (CDC) guidance.