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Massachusetts 4-H Upcoming Events

To request an event submission to the Mass 4-H webpage, please reach out to your local Educator or contact the State office administrative assistant.  Only sanctioned 4-H events are posted to the Mass 4-H website.

E.g., Apr 16 2024
Apr
15

MA 4-H Foundation Grant Deadline

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 4:00pm
In-person
New Grants Program- Deadline Extended to April 15th The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation is accepting proposals from clubs, advisories, and fairs for grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. The Foundation welcomes grant proposals in the areas of capacity building, general operating expenses, or equity and inclusion. Proposals are due April 1, 2024. See News Blast for details and upcoming zoom sessions to learn more.
Apr
18

New 4-H Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 6:30pm
Online
The 4-H Extension Educators have developed a statewide orientation training for new 4-H volunteers. This training is part of the application and onboarding process for new 4-H volunteers and will be offered monthly. If you are a new volunteer, or if you are a returning volunteer who would like to attend this orientation to stay informed on recent policy and procedure changes in the 4-H program, please contact your regional 4-H educator to register for an upcoming training.
Apr
19

4-H'ers Purple Up for Military Kids

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 6:00am
Online, In-person
Attention 4-H'ers let's wear purple and show our support for military children within our program and in the community.
Apr
20

Mapping, Geocaching and more Workshop

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 1:00pm
In-person
Auburn Office
Come explore mapping, geocaching and more as you complete a series of activities. Great time to kick off outdoor activities, Earth Day and Arbor Day.
Apr
22

4-H Beef Trip to Plymouth Meats

Monday, April 22, 2024 - 3:00pm
In-person
Plymouth, CT
Mark your calendars! On Monday, April 22nd at 3 PM, Plymouth Meats, Plymouth CT, will be hosting a tour for our MA 4-H Beef members and volunteers. We will be learning how this full-service USDA inspected facility harvests and packages their animal products. This is an opportunity for members who are aiming to represent Massachusetts at the 4-H Beef Show to fulfill one of their workshop requirements! To make sure our hosts are ready for us; would you please complete the registration form. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Andrew Samuelson (he/him), 4-H Animal Science Assistant 413-545-0611, asamuelson@umass.edu
Apr
25

Horse Chat

Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 7:00pm
Online
May
01

Animal Verification Forms Due

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 4:00pm
In-person
Animal Verification Forms Now is the time to print off your Animal Verification Forms to plan for the upcoming show season. Lease Forms are also due at the same time. Animal Verification Forms are to be completed for all livestock, dogs, and horses that you plan to show at a 4-H fair, dog academies, and/or Big E 4-H Shows. Note: Lambs and kids born after June 1st are still eligible to show based on your fair’s requirements, but you will still need to file a Verification Form on them once they are born. Verification Forms are due to your county/regional 4-H office by the following dates: • New Date: May 1st – Horse (only if planning to show at the Sept. New England 4-H Horse Show at the Big E) • May 1st – Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, and Working Steers • June 1st – Goat, Sheep, Llama, Alpaca and Swine, Dog Check the News Blast, the website section for the corresponded species or your local Educator for more information.
May
04

Aerospace and Rocketry Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 10:00am
In-person
Two sessions: The am session is geared for those wanting to lead activities back in their club, fair or library. The afternoon is for our 4-H'ers to learn about flight, build a glider, conduct a test flight and learn about rockets.
May
04

Aerospace and Rocketry Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 1:00pm
In-person
Two sessions: The am session is geared for those wanting to lead activities back in their club, fair or library. The afternoon is for our 4-H'ers to learn about flight, build a glider, conduct a test flight and learn about rockets.
May
05

Norfolk County/Southeast Region 4-H Horse Show

Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 9:00am
In-person
May
10

Dog Academy

Friday, May 10, 2024 - 4:30pm
In-person
Mashpee
Save the Date and watch for more details: (Exact start and end times to come.) Dog project members, save the dates: May 10-12 at Camp Farley
May
16

New 4-H Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 6:30pm
Online
The 4-H Extension Educators have developed a statewide orientation training for new 4-H volunteers. This training is part of the application and onboarding process for new 4-H volunteers and will be offered monthly. If you are a new volunteer, or if you are a returning volunteer who would like to attend this orientation to stay informed on recent policy and procedure changes in the 4-H program, please contact your regional 4-H educator to register for an upcoming training.
May
16

Horse Chat

Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 7:00pm
Online
Jun
01

Animal Verification Forms Due

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 4:00pm
In-person
Animal Verification Forms Now is the time to print off your Animal Verification Forms to plan for the upcoming show season. Lease Forms are also due at the same time. Animal Verification Forms are to be completed for all livestock, dogs, and horses that you plan to show at a 4-H fair, dog academies, and/or Big E 4-H Shows. Note: Lambs and kids born after June 1st are still eligible to show based on your fair’s requirements, but you will still need to file a Verification Form on them once they are born. Verification Forms are due to your county/regional 4-H office by the following dates: • New Date: May 1st – Horse (only if planning to show at the Sept. New England 4-H Horse Show at the Big E) • May 1st – Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, and Working Steers • June 1st – Goat, Sheep, Llama, Alpaca and Swine, Dog Check the News Blast, the website section for the corresponded species or your local Educator for more information.
Jun
22

MA 4-H State Horse Show

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 8:00am
In-person
Save the date for the MA 4-H State Show. Watch the News Blast for updates and details.
Jun
23

MA 4-H State Horse Show

Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 8:00am
In-person
Save the date for the MA 4-H State Show. Watch the News Blast for updates and details.

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