Upcoming Events

Morris County 4-H Events:

Promote 4-H at local events

4-H will have a table or booth at many events in Morris County in the coming months. All 4-H families are invited to help with the set-up, talk to people about 4-H, hand out flyers, offer an activity, bring your friendly animal (check with the promotion committee first as requirements differ for each event).

Other 4-H Events and More:

August 12, 7pm

Explore the secret nightlife of NJ bats! Learn about New Jersey's bats in an interesting presentation by Rutgers Conservation and Management team, followed by a short walk at dusk to spot bats flying overhead! Presenters will use special bat acoustic device that allows them to identify bat species on site in real time. Bring flashlight, folding chair, bug repellent, and water. Weather appropriate footwear is recommended. The event starts off with free arts and crafts at 7pm, followed by the presentation and walk at 7:30pm. The event will be at Troy Meadows Preserve at 250 Troy Meadows Rd, in Parsippany, NJ. It is scheduled for the rain date on August 12th. Register to reserve your spot: tinyurl.com/9x65pjjb

August 16

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds in Lambertville, Judging will start with Holsteins at 9:00 AM, and colored breeds will follow. Approximate time will be provided night before regarding milking classes. Showmanship classes will resume after colored breeds. For rules, schedule, and a registration packet visit: https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/dairy/dairyshow/

Below is a round-up of animal shows, open to all New Jersey 4-H youth registered in that project area, in Summer 2022.

GOAT

  • Gloucester 4-H Goat Show Friday

July 29th, 2022 @ 1:00pm

  • Mercer 4-H Goat Showmanship Contest

Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. (check-in from 8:30-9:30 a.m.)

  • Salem 4-H Invitational Goat Show

Tue, Aug 9 @ 5:30 p.m.

  • Hunterdon 4-H Goat Show

  • Wednesday, Aug 23, check in at 8:30 a.m., show at 10 a.m.

  • 2022 State 4-H Goat Show at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair

Thursday, August 25


HORSE AND PONY

  • Gloucester County 4-H Fair Open Horse Show Classes

July 28 – July 31, 2022


RABBIT / CAVY / SMALL ANIMAL

  • Mercer 4-H Rabbit Show

Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m. (check-in at 2:00 p.m.)

  • Mercer 4-H Poultry Show

Sunday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. (check-in from 8:00-9:30 a.m.)


SHEEP

  • Gloucester County Shepherds 4-H Club

Invitational Sheep Show

Friday July 29, 2022

  • Hunterdon County Sheep Club Invitational Market Lamb Show

Wed Aug 24, 11 a.m.

  • Hunterdon County Sheep Club Invitational Sheep Show

Friday August 26th, 10 a.m.

More information can be found here.

August 16 -18 from 9am-3:30pm

Grades 5-10

Calling all NJ youth fishing enthusiasts; whether you are new to fishing or have fished for many years, consider participating in the Reel Into Fishing program! You will learn environmental science, fishing techniques, and more, while exploring a fishing dock and state park. Additionally, you will fish on a real sailboat while assisting with fish tagging. This program is completely free for grades 5-10th (as of September 2021). To register go to: https://go.rutgers.edu/hw3zx0y6

Submit by August 31

We all make friends as we go through life. A photo can sometimes show a special relationship between/among people or with animals. Please upload your photo by August 31.

You should receive comments from the juror mentors by the end of September.

September 16

Join Ocean County 4-H for the 3rd Annual Walking Art Competition! Using a GPS devise, you are challenged to walk or geo-catch an image using an app of choice (recommendations include Map My Walk®, Strava®, or Geocaching®). This competition is for any NJ youth, 4-H member or not, and will run from June 24 to September 16. Entries will be featured during National 4-H Week in October.

Though this is called Walking Art and walking is recommended, youth are welcome to use their bikes, skateboards, etc. All that matters is that they are outside exercising while being creative.

Enter your art-walk here: https://tinyurl.com/WalkingArt

If you have any questions feel free to contact Amelia.Valente@njaes.rutgers.edu

September - November

Globetasters 11: Food Truck Frenzy

Grades: 4-13

Are you a food truck fiend? If so, learn how to prepare and cook copycat recipes from Famous Food Trucks.

Meets Mondays from 4:30-6:00pm this fall - September, October, and November.

Visit All of NJ 4-H / County Fairs:

Cumberland County Cooperative Fair - July 5–9

Ocean County Fair - July 13–17

Burlington County Farm Fair - July 19–23

Morris County 4-H Fair - July 21–24

Cape May County 4-H Fair - July 21–23

Monmouth County FairJuly - 27–31

Gloucester County 4-H FairJuly - 28–31

Warren County Farmers' Fair - July 30–August 6

Mercer County 4-H Fair - July 30–31

Middlesex County Fair - August 1–7

Sussex County Farm & Horse Show/New Jersey State Fair - August 5–13

Salem County Fair - August 9–12

Somerset County 4-H Fair - August 10–12

Passaic County Fair - August 11–14

Atlantic County 4-H Fair - August 12–13

Hunterdon County 4-H & Ag. Fair - August 24–28

Bergen County 4-H Festival - September 17–18

Camden County 4-H Fair - September 30–October 1

Essex and Hudson Counties 4-H Fall Fair - September 24

Date of Trip - November 25-29

National 4-H Congress is a unique leadership opportunity for 4-H members from all 50 states. The event focuses on leadership, youth empowerment, community service, career development, and cultural diversity. The event brings over 1000 4-H members to Atlanta over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More information about the program and the application form is available on the New Jersey 4-H website at: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/nat4hcongress/ (application forms were due - July 14)

National 4-H Congress website: https://national4-hcongress.com/

Not a 4-H member yet?

Visit the 4-H Clubs page to see what is available - then email or call the 4-H office to get connected with the club leaders and get you started. You can try a club meeting to see if it is the right fit for you before you enroll. Email: morris4h@njaes.rutgers.edu, Phone: 973-285-8301