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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: 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: TBD
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: San Jose
when: TBD, Spring 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 2021
One-day conference for 10-13 year old yooth 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

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

County Presentation Day

level: county
location: San Jose
when: TBD, Spring 2021
This event is open to public spectators!

4-H Camping conference
level: state
when: April 2021
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 2021

National 4-H Conference
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: Rescheduled to September/October 2021 
Youth 16+. Applications due November

County Ambassador applications

level: county
when: Released in January 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: Canceled due to Covid-19
This event is open to public spectators!

Virtual County Fashion Revue
level: county
location: TBD
when: TBD, Spring 2021
This event is open to public spectators!

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
Date: TBD

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

Date: postponed 

State Animal Science Symposium
level: state
location: UC Davis

4-H Camp

level: county
location: Felton, CA
when: TBD

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: Elk Grove
This event is open to public spectators!

County Ambassador Banquet
level: county
when: Annually in June
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


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

State Leadership Conference
level: state
location: UC Davis 
when: July 2021

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

Mindfulness Retreat
level: state
location: Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria
when: November 2021
Registration due October 1. Retreat for youth ages 13-19 and adults.