Upcoming Events

Morris County 4-H Events + Deadlines:

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 participate (talk to visitors about 4-H and your club, offer an activity, hand out flyers, bring your friendly animal - if permitted at the event, and help with the set-up and take-down). It is a lot of fun! Please contact the group if you would like to be included: mc4hpromotions@gmail.com. Or simply support 4-H and the event by visiting and stopping by at the 4-H table to say Hi. 

Applications for National 4-H Congress

July 18, 2024 - applications due to the 4-H office
Interviews -  July  31 and August 1, 2024
Event Dates - November 29 - December 3, 2024 

Grades 10-12 as of September, 2024

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 1,000 4-H members to Atlanta over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. There are many outstanding visits and  workshops along with keynote addresses that round out the experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 4-H members.

New Jersey sends approximately 10-20 4-H members and two adult chaperones to the event each year. One to three delegates are nominated from each county and then final delegates are selected through a state interview process. The cost of the event is approximately $1,400 and includes air transportation, registration, lodging, and most meals. All interested 4-H members must be in grades 10-12 at the time of the trip, must complete an application and go through a county and state selection process. Participants can only attend this event one time during their 4-H career. Please ask for scholarship applications if interested. The application for National 4-H Congress can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18UrRRs8d3PXykvfC7_rW83Dt97IhbHZ3/view?usp=drive_link

For more details click here: https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/nat4hcongress/

Morris County 4-H Fair Setup and Family Fun Day

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9am - 12pm
High View Farms at 416 Sand Shore Road in Mt. Olive, NJ

The Morris County 4-H Fair Association, along with Teen Council, invites all Morris County 4-H club members and their families to a morning of set up and fun.  The party begins at 9:00 am with some sorting and setting up of necessary Fair items, followed by a fun tie-dye party. Please bring your own items to Tie-Dye . 

Knowledgeable tie-dye people will be on hand to help .

Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided by the Morris County 4-H Fair Association.  Tie-Dye fun supplied by Teen Council.   

Please wear appropriate clothing including closed toe shoes.

Supplies will be purchased based on sign ups so we ask that you PLEASE sign up so we don't have to disappoint anyone.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/UNbq3rTGj2kVCwSA7

July 26-28, 2024
At High View Farms in Mt Olive

Our Fair Page will be updated on an ongoing basis:

morris4h.org/4-h-fair

You can start thinking of what you would like to enter in the Fair. There are soooo many options: art, science, crafts, creative writing, horticulture, food, knitting/crocheting, photography, clothing/textile, digital,... and of course there are the animal shows, talent show, and quiz bowls.

See all details on the Fair Entry page: 

https://www.morris4h.org/4-h-fair/2024-fair-entry-page

If you think of wonderful sponsors who would like to support our Fair and 4-H, please send them this way: morris4h.org/4-h-fair/fair-sponsorship

Other 4-H Events and More:

Register by July 12, 2024
Event Date: August 6, 2024

Hosted by Salem County 4-H Goat Herders, this invitational goat show will take place on August 6 at their Fairgrounds. Registration is due by July 12. The fee is $5 per goat, no fee for showmanship. The Salem County Fair parking fee is $20 per car and is good for the entire Fair.

For registration information and details, please the show document and forms: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aruq6SgrkPSst5UKkJJioMfT33EC4TAw/view?usp=drive_link

Event Date: July 13, 2024

Gloucester County's Goaty Bunch 4-H club is hosting its annual Goat Showmanship Clinic on July 13th at their Fairgrounds. 

For information and details, please check out the flyer! Registration was due July 5, 2024.

Bat Walk

Saturday, July 13, 2024 @ 7pm (rain date July 19) 

This unique, fun event is free for the whole family!  Come learn about the secret nightlife of these amazing creatures!  

Free arts and crafts for kids, starting at 7pm and the program and bat walk starts at 7:30pm.

Location: Troy Meadows Preserve (250 Troy Meadow Rd., Parsippany, NJ)

Space is limited to the first 50 who register: tinyurl.com/Bat-Walks

This event is supported by the Parsippany Bat Protection Project, Wildlife Preserves, Rutgers Wildlife Conservation and Management Program, the Parsippany Green Team and Morris County 4-H

2024 New Jersey 4-H Dairy Clip–Off Competition

Saturday, July 20, 2024

The 2024 New Jersey 4-H Dairy Clip–Off Competition will take place on July 20 at Myerwood Farm, 1415 Route 40, Pilegrove, NJ. The event will be held in conjunction with NJ Holstein Annual Picnic. The contest will start at 1:30 PM. For more details visit the state 4-H dairy cattle page: https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/dairy/

Hunterdon 4-H Goat Showmanship Clinic

Saturday, July 20

The Hunterdon Kick Butt Kids goat club is inviting 4-H members in goat clubs throughout the state to their showmanship clinic on July 20, 2024. It will take place at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds at 1207 NJ-179 in Lambertville, NJ 08530. The event is open for all ages, $20 per person, pens are available and a vet inspection will happen at unload.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rWLRqYrn93LbXo 


Cumberland County Cooperative Fair - July 9–13

Ocean County Fair - July 10–14

Burlington County Farm Fair - July 16–20

Cape May County 4-H Fair - July 18–20

Warren County Farmers' Fair - July 27 - August 3

Monmouth County Fair - July 24–28

Morris County 4-H Fair - July 26–28

Mercer County 4-H Fair - July 27–28

Gloucester County 4-H Fair - July 25–28

Middlesex County Fair - August 5–11

Passaic County Fair - August 8–11

Salem County Fair - August 5–9

Somerset County 4-H Fair - August 7–9

Sussex County Farm & Horse Show/New Jersey State Fair - August 2–10

Atlantic County 4-H Fair - August 9–10

Hunterdon County 4-H & Ag. Fair - August 21–25

Bergen County Fall Harvest Festival - September 20–22

Essex County 4-H Project Showcase and Food Booth Fundraiser - October 5

Hudson County 4-H Fall Festival - October 13

Camden County 4-H Fair *A date has not been announced yet.

July, 2024 (register now)
Ages 6-14

Rutgers Gardens and The New Jersey 4-H Camp are excited to announce their collaboration on 4-H Camp at Rutgers Gardens is returning for a second summer in July 2024.

This summer we are expanding to serve youth ages 6-14. This program will once again combine the social/emotional learning of 4-H Camp’s friendly, communal, tech-free experience with the beautiful environment and educational opportunities of Rutgers Gardens. Campers will bond with their “cabins” throughout the week, as they enjoy a unique mixture of hands-on outdoor education and carefree games played outside. 

More information as well as a video can be found here: https://nj4hcamp.rutgers.edu/gardens.html.

Open - register now
Youth in grades 4+

Registration open for both:

Our 74th summer at L.G. Cook 4-H Camp, New Jersey 4-H’s overnight summer camp in beautiful Stokes State Forest. Join our caring, tech-free community for a one-week sleepaway session in July or our BIG 18 day session in August … AND …

Our 2nd summer at 4-H Camp at Rutgers Gardens, our brand-new day camp program combining the social-emotional learning of 4-H Camp’s friendly, communal experience with the educational opportunities of Rutgers Gardens.
Watch this video to find out more about the Rutgers Gardens 4-H Summer Day Camp: https://youtu.be/wsDQm2DcHO8?si=62qmBT4ejHmWzbMt

Sign-up for either or both before December 31st to take advantage of our Early “Polar Bear” Registration Period. The 4-H discount is available to all 4-H members. More details and online registration at nj4hcamp.rutgers.edu! Call 973-948-3550 to reach the Camp Office with any and all questions.

 Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Join Salem County 4-H for their Invitational Wool and Market Sheep Breeding Show. This event is for 4-H project sheep in the following categories: White Wool, Natural Color Wool, and Market. The show will be held at the Salem County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Showmanship is mandatory for all participating in the show.

New Jersey 4-H Dairy Cattle Show

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 20 and 21, 2024

The New Jersey 4-H Dairy Cattle Show will be held on August 20 and 21 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.

The NJ 4-H Dairy Cattle Art Show will also take place at the same event.

More information can be found here: https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/dairy/dairyshow/

2024 Learn2Lead-Lead2Serve 4-H Program

August 26-28, 2024

This program is open to youth completing grades 7-10 in 2024. The three-day event will be held in person in Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean counties with shared hybrid activities and a final day with the group meeting together. It is open to all youth from any county - and you do not need to be in 4-H to attend!  

NJ State 4-H Rabbit, Cavy, Small Animal, Herpetology, & Poultry Show

September 14, 2024

Save the Date! The NJ State 4-H Rabbit, Cavy, Small Animal, Herpetology, & Poultry Show will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at the Mercer County Extension Office at 1440 Parkside Ave, in Ewing, NJ.

September 27-29, 2024
All 4-H Volunteers

Put this date on your calendar NOW!  Are you interested in attending the Volunteer Retreat Weekend at 4-H Camp? If yes, please take a couple of minutes to complete this very short (only 6 questions) interest survey to help us plan for the weekend! https://go.rutgers.edu/VolRetreatInterest. Registration information and schedule will be sent to all volunteers soon!  You will be able to meet volunteers around the state, take part in fun, interactive workshops and enjoy some quality time at our 4-H camp.  More details coming soon!  If you want more information on the camp itself, visit www.nj4hcamp.rutgers.edu.

NJ State 4-H Avian Bowl

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Save the Date! The NJ State 4-H Avian Bowl will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2024 at the Hunterdon County Divisions of Senior Disabilities and Veterans Services at 4 Gauntt Place in Flemington NJ.

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

Find out more about the many ways to get involved and support 4-H on our "Support 4-H Page". Or click on the button below and make a tax-deductible donation to the Morris County 4-H Association. Don't forget to write your name or that of your organization in the comments so we know who to thank! We appreciate your support!