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Events and Opportunities for SCC 4-H members

This page provides an overview of annual events an opportunities available to 4-H'ers in Santa Clara County.

County Council
level: county
location: San Jose
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: San Jose
when: 3rd Tuesdays
Meetings bi-monthly. Each ranch is represented.

Western National Round-Up
level: national
location: Denver, CO
when: January
Recognizes state and national winners and brings teams together from 4-H and FFA to compete at a national level. There are 19 national contests, as well as numerous workshops and tours.

State Ambassador applications due
level: state
when: January

Bay/Coast Area Youth Summit
level: area
location: Walker Creek Ranch
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: Walden West Science Center
when: January 31 - February 2, 2020
Conference for youth leaders

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: San Jose
when: March 7, 2020
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 TBD
One-day conference for 10-13 year olds to learn about leadership.

Color Me Green 5k Run / Walk

level: county
location: Escuela Popular
when: May 9, 2020
This event is open to public spectators!

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

FUNDrive 2020 Fundraising efforts for 4-H programs in Santa Clara County

County Presentation Day

level: county
location: San Jose
when: February 29, 2020
This event is open to public spectators!

Bay/Coast Area Presentation Day in Antioch
level: area
when: March 21, 2020 Held Virtually

4-H Camping conference
level: state
when: April
The camping conference is a biannual event which 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

National 4-H Conference
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: Rescheduled to September/October 2020 
Youth 16+. Applications due November

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
level: county
location: San Jose
when: postponed until further notice

California 4-H Equine Education Contest Day
location: Fresno Ag Pavlion, Fresno

All Star Ambassador applications
level: county
when: May
Youth 15 and older can apply to be county All Star Ambassadors.

Spring Celebration
level: county
location: Martial Cottle Park 5283 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136
when: April 18, 2020
This event is open to public spectators!

County Fashion Revue
level: county
location: Varies
when: April 25
This event is open to public spectators!

California Honey Festival
level: state
when: May

Small and Large Animal Field Days

location: Prusch Park at 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
when: TBD

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
This event is open to public spectators!

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

State Animal Science Symposium
level: state
location: UC Davis

4-H Camp
level: county
location: Felton, CA
when: July 6- 10

California Focus
level: state
location: Sacramento
when: June 2020
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: Elk Grove
This event is open to public spectators!

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

4-H Shooting Sports National Championship
level: national
location: Grand Island, Nebraska


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

State Leadership Conference
level: state
location: UC Davis 
when: July 2020

Santa Clara County Fair
level: county
location: San Jose
when: August 6, 7, 8, 9
This event is open to public spectators!

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
This event is open to public spectators! Petting zoo and 4-H outreach

State Livestock Quiz Bowl
level: state

4-H Club Youth Executive Board Training
level: county
location: 1553 Berger Dr., Bldg. 2, 2nd Floor, San Jose
when: September

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