County Activities

For more information on county events be sure to check out your Clover Leaflet or your 4-H Online account for details. If you have additional questions contact the UW-Extension office at 608-326-0224. Registration forms will be posted on the website when they become available.

Cardboard Sled Races: are held on a Saturday at the end of January or beginning of February where 4-H members can learn about the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Projects. Members work in groups to create the best sled by only using cardboard, plastic and a roll of duct tape.

Speaking & Demonstration Contest: is held at the end of February. 

    Speaking Contest: members can pick one of the following speaking categories: interpretive reading of prose or poetry, original prose, poetry, or speech, 4-H creed, solo acting, play acting or the 4-H pledge (this is only open to members in grades K-2).

    Demonstration Contest: Members can enter a demonstration on any topic. There are time limits for the demonstrations. Members may enter one demonstration either as an individual or a team.

Project Discovery Day: is held on a Saturday at the end of March where 4-H members can learn more about different projects from project leaders and hands on learning. At the end of the day members are able to take home the projects they made.

Drama Festival: is held on a Saturday in the beginning of April. A club may perform a maximum of three plays, however, no member may participate in more then one play. Plays must not exceed 30 minutes.

Fishing Derby: is held on the first weekend in June, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Free Fishing Day, so a license in not needed to fish on this day.

Shooting Sports Tournament: This is a pre-fair event held in June. Members in this project participate in Archery and Air Rifles. Members that have been hunter safety certified, can also shoot Shotgun Trap, Muzzle Loader and .22 Rifles. Practices are held at Lonnie Achenbach’s Farm in March and April. Practices are also held at Pete Adkins’ Farm in April and May. In order to receive fair premium, exhibitors are expected to fill out the Shooting Sports Fair Description form.

Foods, Clothing, and Cake Revue: is a pre-fair event held on the 3rd Thursday in June.

     Foods Revue: participants set up food displays and answer questions during judging which are pertinent to their display. In order to receive a fair premium, the exhibitor is expected to fill out the Foods & Cake Revue Description form. This event is open to members in 3rd grade and up. It is also open to Cloverbuds but not for a premium entry. 2017 Foods and Cake Revue Registration

    Clothing Revue: members enrolled in the Clothing project are encouraged to participate. Exhibitors are judged face-to-face. Participants ages 14-19 years old have the opportunity to represent Crawford County at the Wisconsin State Fair. In order to receive fair premium exhibitors must participate in the Style Show. 2017 Clothing Revue Registration

     Cake Revue: exhibitors set up decorated cake displays and answer questions during judging the are pertinent to their display. In order to receive a fair premium, the exhibitor is expected to fill out the Foods & Cake Revue Description form. This event is open to members in grades 3 and up. It is also open to Cloverbuds but not for a premium entry.

Crawford County Fair & 4-H Food Stand: The fair is a special time for 4-H Members to show what they have learned in their 4-H projects to a judge. Crawford County 4-H also has a Food Stand during the fair, which is run by 4-H families. The 4-H Food Stand is a county-wide 4-H fundraiser to support the program throughout the year.

Music Festival: is held on a Saturday in early October. 4-H members can participate in events with their club as a group, with other members as a duet, or by themselves as a solo. They can perform piece vocally, instrumentally, or as a dance.

Awards Night: is held on a Friday in late October. This night is set aside to recognize members and leaders for their outstanding achievements during the 4-H Year.