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4-H Programs, Plans & Events:

Rowan County 4-H offers several programs, events, and competitions throughout the year. If you have questions about these opportunities, please email

Rowan 4-H Clubs meet throughout the year. More information on 4-H Clubs.

County Council is open to youth ages 12-18 (as of January 1). This group typically meets each month at the Extension office in the evening (time varies, but usually starts between 6-6:30 p.m. and lasts approximately 1 hr). This group of 4-H’ers plans and organizes county level programs (such as Achievement Night). They are involved in planning fundraisers and community service projects and creating new ideas for Rowan County 4-H, while also gaining leadership skills.

Parents, Alumni, Leaders and Supporters (PALS) is open to any adult who wants to support 4-H and help plan, fundraise and share new ideas that will benefit the Rowan County 4-H Program. This group currently meets February, April, June, August, October, December on Zoom at 7 p.m.


All year long, work towards your Achievement Plan.

Rowan County 4-H’er of the  Year application (for 13-18 year old Rowan 4-H’ers).

All year long, work on a 4-H Project of your choice & fill out a Project Record Book.

All year long, participate in a 4-H Club!








  • 4-H Summer Fun programs
  • 1: last day of 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn
  • 6-10: NC 4-H Horse Show & Artistic Expression
  • 12-14: NC 4-H Electric Congress
  • 15-19: NC 4-H Congress
  • 16: State 4-H Presentation Finals


  • 4-H Summer Fun programs
  • 12: Deadline to submit photos to Mrs. Laura for NC 4-H Photography contest
  • 12-13: YouthVoice, Cabarrus County
  • 16: Rowan County 4-H Volunteer Annual Training
  • 17: Deadline to register for NC 4-H Photography Contest in 4-HOnline



1: Rowan County 4-H Pet Supply Drive begins

1: Registration opens in 4-HOnline under your child’s “events” for the 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest

2-8: National 4-H Week

6-9: 4-H Volunteer Conference of Southern States, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Georgia

5-16: Paper Clover Week at Tractor Supply (sign up to work in Salisbury store to collect 4-H donations!)

27: 4-H Plant Sale orders due

27: 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest registration & entries due today (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

28: 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest entry & award pick up (1-5 p.m.)

28: Deadline to submit 4-H Wreath Sale orders

31: Last day of the 4-H Pet Supply Drive (all items MUST be to the Extension office no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 1)


1: Registration opens in 4-HOnline under our child’s events” for 4-H Casserole Cook-off

3: Eggs due to Rowan County 4-H for Egg-Cellent Egg Contest (due by 8:30 a.m.)

3: 4-H Plant Sale pick up

7: Registration open in 4-HOnline for Friendsgiving (for 13-18 year olds as of Jan. 1)

8: Kids Voting NC with Rowan County 4-H!! Bring your kids to vote in a kids-only election!

12: South Central District Fall Day for 4-H Volunteers, Lee County

15-18: National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest, Louisville, Kentucky

21: Completed 4-H Volunteer award applications due to 4-H Agent

21: Registration due in 4-HOnline for South Central District Friendsgiving (for 13-18 year olds as of Jan. 1)


1: Deadline to register for 4-H Casserole Cook-off

3: South Central District Friendsgiving (at Rowan County Center)

4: 4-H Casserole Cook-off competition entries due, 3-4 p.m. (Option 1)

5: 4-H Casserole Cook-off competition entries due, 8-10 a.m. (Option 2)

January 2023

12: 2022 4-H Project Record Books, Portfolios, Achievement Plans due