State 4-H Field Day

New Virtual Event Information Posted by mid-April 2020. 

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COVID-19 Update March 22, 2020

State 4-H Field Day will NOT be hosted on May 30 at UC Davis. The event will be moved to a virtual format, with some contests going virtual a few canceled. Check back in mid-April for more information.  

The State 4-H Office and State Field Day planning team continues to monitor information regarding COVID-19 from the California Department of Public Health, University of California Davis and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community.   

Over 1,000 people attend the State 4-H Field Day annually, setting-up chairs on the West Quad, UC Davis.

About State Field Day

The 2020 State Field Day logo was created by a 4-H youth.
The 2020 State Field Day logo was created by a 4-H youth.
The State 4-H Field Day is California 4-H’s largest and most comprehensive educational event for 4-H youth members (ages 9-18) and 4-H volunteers, with more than 1,500 participants annually.

The goal of the event is to provide a culminating experience for 4-H members in their year-long 4-H education in public speaking, textiles, plant sciences, photography, interview skills, and entomology. This event strengthens a number of important extended learning practices.

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 reaching almost 1,500 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.

State 4-H Field Day is California 4-H's largest event, reaching the most youth of any 4-H gathering!

JOANN 4-H partnership logo

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


Event Leadership

  • Steven Worker, 4-H Youth Development Advisor (Sonoma, Marin, Napa counties)
  • Claudia Diaz, 4-H Youth Development Advisor (Riverside and San Bernardino counties)

Event Coordinator

Contest Coordinators
Each contest and activity is coordinated by 4-H volunteers and youth listed on each events' webpage. 

Logistics support provided by the ANR Program Support Unit.

Make a donation to the State 4-H Field Day.
Make a donation to the State 4-H Field Day.

Please designate your gift to "State 4-H Field Day".