2022 State Field Day event

California 4-H State Field Day 2022

This year we are offering both virtual and in-person options for most contests, to give 4-H members a choice on how they want to participate.

May 11 - 21, 2022 - Virtual contests

  • Presentation events
  • Interview contest

In-person State Field Day
May 28, 2022
UC Davis Wellman Hall and Hart Hall

State Field Day is different this year. All In-person contests will be held in Wellman Hall and Hart Hall on the UC Davis campus. We will not have Primary activities or sponsored tables this year. Please see the Safety Measures if you plan to attend in person.

Most competitions start at 10:00 am. Please see our Schedule for more information.

Results will be shared live on Sunday, May 29 on the California 4-H YouTube channel. Please join us!

New! 2022 California 4-H Film Festival
May 29, 2022 starting at 1:00 pm
live on California 4-H YouTube channel

4-H Film Festival Event May 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm on YouTube

2022 State Field Day Award Ceremony
May 29, 2022, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
live on California 4-H YouTube channel

State Field Day awards

About State Field Day

The State 4-H Field Day is California 4-H’s largest educational event for 4-H youth members and 4-H volunteers. This event was initiated by a 4-H youth member and 4-H staff partner in 2002 as a public speaking evaluation activity for 100 youth. It has grown to include contests and activities engaging people of all ages. 4-H youth and adult volunteers and staff continue to partner to plan and implement all of the activities and contests.

The goal of the event is to provide a culminating experience for 4-H members in their year-long 4-H education.

State level competitions

4-H members must qualify for state-level competition in some of the public speaking categories. Other contests, such as Interview Contest, Fashion Reuve, Photography, Video, Plant Science and Robotics, give 4-H members a chance to compete and learn from 4-H competitors from throughout California. This event strengthens a number of important extended learning practices.

STEM Events happening again!

Last year we introduced two new events - the 4-H Coding Challenge and the 4-H STEM Shark Tank. Both had more participants than we anticipated! We will be offering both these events again this year. Thanks to our 4-H STEM Advisory Committee for bringing these new options to State Field Day!

4-H Coding Challenge

Open to ALL 4-H members (Primary to Senior members!). The 4-H Coding Challenge lets you show off your coding skills in Storytelling, Game Design, or Free Play. Present your code and get feedback from professional software engineers about your project and what you can explore next. 

4-H STEM Shark Tank

The 4-H STEM Shark Tank Challenge is for 4-H members ages 9 and up: Use your STEM brains to come up with ideas/inventions to solve current global issues: Increased food production, cleaner and sustainable energy and conserving natural resources. Present your inventions to a panel of 4-H Volunteer Sharks (but very friendly sharks, we assure you!)


Questions? Email us at 4hsfd@ucanr.edu

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JOANN is a sponsor of the California 4-H State Field Day.

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