Yearly Summary

The following is a list of the events, deadlines, and activities that occur every year in the 4-H program. While the 4-H year runs from September 1st to August 31st, this list begins in August as we prepare for the new year during this month. This list is meant as a reference and for actual dates and more information for particular items, please see the live calendar to the right on this page.

Next to each item is a note designating if the event occurs on the County, District, State, or National level. There is also a note if the event occurs online.

Before August

  • April-County Youth Council Officer Applications due
  • May-County Youth Council elections for the next year
  • May-Adult Leaders Association elections for the next year

August

  • Club Officer Training – County
  • Officer Training – District
  • Club Managers Meeting – County
  • 4-H Connect Registration for the new year begins – Online
  • Entries due to East, State, West and Heart Fairs – County
  • Livestock Validation Tag Orders for Goats & Lambs – County
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County

September

  • Public Speaking begins – County
  • Hands on Engineering begins – County
  • Livestock Validation Tags Order due for Heifer – County
  • Livestock Validation Tags Orders due for Swine – County
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County
  • Adult Leaders Association – County
  • Proclamation for National 4-H week – County
  • San Antonio Livestock Show Calf Scramble entry – Online

October

  • FWSS Calf Scramble Entries open online (1st come 1st serve) – Online
  • Hands on Engineering continues – County
  • National 4-H week – County
  • Public Speaking continues – County
  • National 4-H Youth Week – County
  • One Day 4-H – County
  • One day Science Events – County
  • Agriculture Awareness Day at the State Fair – State
  • Record Book Training – County
  • Houston Stock Show Calf Scramble entries available – Online
  • Aggiefest Judging/LED’s – State
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County
  • Livestock Validation Event – County
  • Public Speaking Contest – County

November

  •  Major Stock Show Entry – County
  • Texas 4-H Junior Leadership Retreat – State                                     
  • 4-H Food Challenge – County
  • East Region 4-H Horse Leader Training – District 
  • National 4-H Congress – National
  • Texas 4-H Leadership Conference – State/National
  • Photo Contest – District 
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County
  • Adult Leaders Association – County

December

  •  4-H Holiday Party – County
  • Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show Tag-in (plants & animals) – County
  • District 4 – 4-H New Year’s Event – District

January                                             

  • TX 4-H Teen Retreat – State
  • Re-Fashion Retreat – State
  • County 4-H Food show Contest – County
  • Dog Certification/Validation – Online
  • Dairy Judging – District
  • Fort Worth Stock Show Parade – County
  • Record Book Training – County
  • District Range & Pasture Grass ID – District
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County
  • Adult Leaders Association – County
  • East Region Shooting Sports Coach & Instructor Training – District
  • 4-H Winter Formal (for grades 9-12) – County
  • County Educational Presentations & Public Speaking Speeches – County
  • TCJLS Rabbit Validation – County
  • 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Applications due – State

February 

  • County Share-the-Fun Talent Show – County
  • Public Speaking begins – County
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County
  • County Fashion Show & Storyboards Contest – County

March

  • Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show – County
  • Public Speaking Continues – County
  • District Food Challenge – District
  • District Fashion Show Contest Entry Paperwork Due – County
  • Online Entries Due for D4 Spring Roundup Contest – Online
  • District Fashion Storyboards Contest Entries Due – County
  • Public Speaking Contest – County
  • County Photography Contest Entries Due – County
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County
  • Adult Leaders Association Meeting – County
  • 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Applications – State

April

  •  Volunteer Award Applications (listed in District) – District
  • District 4 Spring Roundup – District
  • National 4-H Conference – National
  • District Horse Judging Contest – District
  • Livestock Validation Deadline – County
  • Shooting Sports Extravaganza – State
  • Districts Judging Contests: Meats, Livestock, Soil, Wool – District
  • District Entomology Contest – District
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County
  • County Youth Council Officer Applications Due – County

May

  • Registration for Texas 4-H Roundup – Online
  • Record Book & Awards Training – County
  • District Shooting Sports Archery – District
  • District Rifle & Shotgun Contest – District
  • County Youth Council Meeting – County
  • Adult Leaders Association Meeting – County
  • CYC Youth Council Meeting – County

June

  • Texas 4-H Riffle Match – State
  • State 4-H Roundup – State
  • Record Books & Awards Applications Due – County
  • Livestock Validations Due – County
  • East Region Horse Show (Districts 4 & 5) – District
  • Awards Interviews – County
  • Charter Club Entries Due – County

July

  • District Record Book Judging – District
  • District Leadership Lab (Ultra) – District
  • Texas 4-H Congress – State
  • State Dog Show – State
  • State Horse Show – State
  • Texas 4-H Council Workshop – State
  • State Recordbook Judging – State
  • County Awards Banquet – County 

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