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2020 Events

Updated 6/1/2020

The State 4-H office has moved all of its programming to a virtual format until further notice. For the status of county-based programming, please check with your University of California Cooperative Extension County office.

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.


Guidance for Event Planners

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

Changes to 4-H state and national events (as of 5/27/2020)



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

Animal Science Symposium will be held as three Zoom webinars:

State Leadership Conference will be held virtually, July 24-26

Horse Education Contests will be held virtually. Date tbd.

4-H Horse Classic - This is being rescheduled as a virtual contest. It 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, date tbd.


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

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


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.


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