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Events and Opportunities for SCC 4-H members

This page provides an overview of annual events and opportunities available to 4-H'ers in Santa Clara County. Also, be sure to visit the "Save the Date" page.

County Council

level: county
location: Via Zoom
when: 2nd Tuesdays
Meetings are every 2nd Tuesday at 7:15pm. Each club is represented. No meeting is held in August.

County Ranch Committee
level: county
location: Via Zoom
when: Prior to County Council on odd-numbered months
Meetings bi-monthly. Each ranch is represented.

State Ambassador applications due
level: state
when: January

Bay/Coast Area Youth Summit
level: area
location: Held virtually for 2021
when: January
Geared for intermediate 4-H members aged 11-13, with a senior leadership option for ages 14-19.

National GIS Team
level: national
when: February
Youth can apply to join this national geographical information systems working group.

Leadership Overnight
level: county
location: Virtually
when: February 19 - February 21, 2021
Conference for youth leaders, hosted by County Ambassadors

California 4-H Equine Field Day
level: state
location: Diamond Bar Ranch, Ceres, CA
when: February

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day
level: national
location: UC Davis
when: March
High school students come to Davis to compete in 25 different agriculturally based judging contests, ranging from livestock judging to agriculture computer applications.

National 4-H Shooting Sports Match
level: national
location: Mail-in
when: March

Favorite Foods Day
level: county
location: VIRTUALLY
when: March 20, 2021
This event is open to public spectators!

4-H Shooting Sports Workshop-Rifle Discipline
when: March

Youth Leadership Conference

level: county
location: San Jose
when: May 15, 2021
A one-day conference for 10-13-year-old youth to learn about leadership.

VIRTUAL Color Me Green 5k Run / Walk

level: county and state
location: Wherever you choose
This event is open to public participants!

Ag Day at the Capitol
level: state
location: State Capitol
when: TBD

County Presentation Day

level: county
location: VIRTUALLY
when: March 13, 2021


4-H Camping conference
level: state
when: April 2021
The camping conference is a biannual event that provides 4-H teen leaders, volunteers, and staff the opportunity to improve their camping programs

Archery Certification at the California 4-H Camping Conference
when: April 2021

National 4-H Conference
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: Virtual in April 2021, scheduled for in-person in 2022 
Youth 16+. Applications due November

County Ambassador applications

level: county
when: Released in February 2021, closed May 4, 2021
Youth 15 and older can apply to be County Ambassadors.

Spring Celebration
level: county
location: Martial Cottle Park 5283 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136
when: Postponed due to Covid-19
This event is open to public spectators!

Virtual County Fashion Revue
level: county
location: Virtual
when: March 27, 2021

Small and Large Animal Field Days

location: Prusch Park at 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
when: Postponed due to Covid-19

Advisory Committee Applications

level: state
Youth 14+ and adults can join the 12 state advisory committees to help build the 4-H program.

State Field Day

level: state
location: UC Davis
Date: May 8 - May 23, 2021

Citizenship Washington Focus
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.

Date: postponed due to Covid-19

State Animal Science Symposium
level: state
location: UC Davis

4-H Camp

level: county
location: Felton, CA
when: TBD 2022

California Focus
level: state
location: Sacramento
when: TBD
Youth ages 14 - 19. Experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes.

State 4-H Horse Classic

level: state
location: Virtually

County Ambassador Banquet
level: county
when: Annually in June
This event is open to public spectators! Event to induct the new County    4-H Ambassador team and pass the torch from the old team. All are welcome to learn about the opportunity and recognize our youth


Leadership Washington Focus
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.

State Leadership Conference

level: state
location: Virtually
when: July 23 - 25, 2021

"Explore Your Possibilities"

Santa Clara County Fair
level: county
location: San Jose
when: August 2021

Citizenship Weekend
level: area
location: Varies

National 4-H Week
level: national
when: first week of October
This event is open to public spectators! Many 4-H programs organize events or outreach during National 4-H Week. Everyone is encouraged to wear 4-H apparel and invite new members to 4-H meetings or events.

Martial Cottle Park Harvest Festival
level: county
location: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave., San Jose, CA 95136
when: 1st Saturday October, postponed due to Covid-19
This event is open to public spectators! Petting zoo and 4-H outreach

State Livestock Quiz Bowl
level: state

Mindfulness Retreat
level: state
location: Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria
when: November 2022
Registration due October 1. Retreat for youth ages 13-19 and adults.