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Events and Opportunities

This page provides an overview of annual events and opportunities

available to 4-H'ers in Santa Clara County.

Also, be sure to visit the "Save the Date" page.

County Council

level: county
location: Via Zoom
When: 2nd Tuesdays
Meetings are every 2nd Tuesday at 7:15 pm.

Each club is represented. No meeting is held in June

County Ranch Committee
level: county
location: Via Zoom
when: Meetings TBA, Each ranch is represented.

State Ambassador applications due
level: state
when: January

Presentation Day Workshop

level: county
location: San Jose, CA
when: January 20, 2024 @ 10 am

County Presentation Day

level: county
location: San Jose, CA
when: February 10, 2024

Favorite Foods Day
level: county
location: San Jose, CA
when: March 2, 2024
This event is open to public spectators!

4-H Camping conference
level: state
when: March 8-10, 2024
The camping conference is a biannual event that provides 4-H teen leaders, volunteers, and staff the opportunity to improve their camping programs

Leadership Overnight
level: county
location: Saratoga, CA
when: March 15 - 17, 2024
Conference for youth leaders, hosted by County 4-H Ambassador Team

Youth Leadership Conference

level: county
location: San Jose
when: May 4, 2024
A one-day conference for 10-13-year-old youth to learn about leadership.

National 4-H Conference
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: April 2024
Youth 16+. Applications due November

County Ambassador applications

level: county
when: Released in February 2024 for 2024-25 term
Youth 15 and older can apply to be County Ambassadors.

County Fashion Revue

level: county
location: San Jose, CA
when: April 13, 2024

State Categories

Small and Large Animal Field Day

location: Martial Cottle Park
when: May 18, 2024

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 DayNew website coming soon

level: state
location: UC Davis
Date: May 25, 2024 

4-H Camp

level: county
location: Felton, CA
when: Campers June 23-27, staff June 23-28, 2024

State 4-H Horse Classic

level: state
location: 2024

County Ambassador and Recognition Banquet
level: county
when: TBD May, 2024

Event to induct the new County 4-H Ambassador team and pass the torch from the old team. All are welcome to learn about the opportunity and recognize our youth

State Leadership Conference

level: state
location: UC Davis, CA
when: July date TBA

Santa Clara County Fair

To qualify for participation in the SCC Fair, 4-H members must be in good standing, according to the CA 4-H Steps to Success.

level: county
location: San Jose
when: July 25 - August 4 2024 (Closed to the public July 29 to 31)


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
when: 1st Saturday October 2024
This event is open to public spectators! Petting zoo and 4-H outreach


Food Safety

Food Safety

Online Food Safety Training

The CA State 4-H Office requires that every club have at least one 4-H leader trained in Food Safety.  The more leaders in your club that are certified, the more convenient it is for your club.

It is required that a certified volunteer is to be present at all bake sales/food booths to make sure proper food safety guidelines are handled.  Food Safety training is available anytime online! 

Please visit the website below, and use the provided sign-in/user information:


The ServSafe training is valid for 3 years and is a widely recognized certificate that meets California requirements for food handlers. 

The training cost is $15 per person and we suggest that clubs/councils pay this fee for their volunteers.