State 4-H and National events provide an opportunities for youth to deepen their knowledge in specific areas, showcase their projects, demonstrate leadership and be recognized for their efforts.  Many events are open to all youth but some may are capstones to local learning communities/clubs and programs (e.g. State Fair, Awardrobe). In addition, to the state events many counties hold local events such as County Fairs, Science Fairs, Camping Trips, and conferences.  Please check your County’s Extension Office website for more information. 

Animal Science Round Up

The 4-H Animal Science Roundup is an annual gathering of top 4-H livestock project members from around the state. Read more about

County and Multi-County Events

National, state, regional and county hosted events open to 4-H affiliated adults, volunteers, club members and/or non-members.  Read more about

Awardrobe Clothing Event

The Iowa State Fair 4-H "Awardrobe" Clothing Event is for 4-H'ers interested in showcasing apparel design and production knowledge. Read more about

Culturally-based Youth Leadership Accelerators

Culturally-based Youth Leadership Accelerators (CYLA) are launching pads for youth that are currently underrepresented and underserved, using cultural strengths and culturally-based narratives. Read more about

Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge

real time robotics design challenge! Here's your chance to show off your robot designing and programming skills. "Real time" means your club arrives at the event not knowing what the challenges will be. Read more about

CWF: Citizenship Washington Focus

CWF is a 4-H leadership program for high school youth that takes place each summer near Washington, D.C. Read more about

Camera Corps

A talented group of selected youth photographers working together to create beautiful, powerful, and unique photographs of communities from across of the state of Iowa.  Read more about

Equine Extravaganza

To provide an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. Read more about

National 4-H Healthy Living Summit

The National 4-H Healthy Living Summit is a national event that takes place each February. Read more about

Shooting Sports Activities and Events

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. Read more about

State Science and Technology Fair

Through participating in SSTFI, students learn a variety of skills through the creating, investigating and presenting phases of their projects, including planning, implementation, problem solving, inquiry and communication.

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State Recognition Day

Here you can find information about the different opportunities for Iowa 4-H member recognition on the state level. This includes the National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, State 4-H Council, State Project Award, and the State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program. Read more about

State Fair

Quick Reference 4-H at the Iowa State Fair .
The 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair is made possible through volunteers and hired youth staff. ALL volunteers, staff, council members, and groups looking to serve will use the link below to apply on-line or the MS Word document next to the position. Read more about

Quiz Bowl

An annual livestock quiz bowl challenge for 4-Hers ages 10-19.  Read more about

Youth Conference

Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

Please join us in June for the most incredible three days of your life at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference! Read more about