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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 1-1.5 hrs). 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. You can find a few more details about County Council by clicking here (scroll past “4-H Clubs” to find it). If you want to be added to the County Council email list for updates and meeting reminders, please contact

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. February, June and December meetings are held via Zoom. April, August, and October meetings are in-person.


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 registration is open
  • Rowan County 4-H Dairy Heifer Project registration is open
  • 1: AIRE packets due to county 4-H agent
  • 1-5: Last five days of Paper Clover Week at Tractor Supply
  • 4: 4-H Piedmont Rabbit Show, Rowan County Fairgrounds
  • 8: 4-H Port-a-Pit Fundraiser event
  • 15: Deadline for 4-H Summer Fun registration
  • 17: Deadline for 4-HOnline enrollment for Summer Fun



  • Rowan 4-H Summer Fun programs
  • 10: NC 4-H Poultry Judging competition
  • 10-14: NC 4-H Horse Show & Artistic Expression
  • 16-18: NC 4-H Electric Congress
  • 21-26: Fur, Fish & Game Rendezvous at Millstone 4-H Camp
  • 22-26: NC 4-H Congress
  • 23: State 4-H Presentation Finals


  • 4-H Summer Fun programs
  • 9-10: YouthVoice, Forsyth County
  • 17: Central Region Shooting Sports Tournament
  • 27: Rowan County 4-H Volunteer Annual Training


  • 3: 4-H Plant Sale begins
  • 14: NC 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament
  • Entry registrations due for Rowan County Fair (you may have 4-H artwork, sewing projects, baked goods, vegetables, flowers, etc. that you can enter). Also enter any livestock you may be showing (if you are doing the 4-H broiler, layer, or dairy project, we have you registered)!
  • Registration due for NC State Fair 4-H competitions. Click here for all details & registration link.
  • 15: Drop off registered fair entries at the Rowan County Fair from 2-4 p.m.
  • 16-21: Rowan County Fair
  • 19: Rowan County Fair 4-H Layer & Broiler Project Shows
  • 21: Rowan County Fair Jr. Dairy Show (where those doing the 4-H Dairy Heifer Project are showing)
  • 22: Pick up fair entries in the Exhibit Hall at the Rowan County Fair from 2-4 p.m.
  • 4-H competition entries for the NC State Fair due to the Rowan 4-H office
  • 2024 Wreath Sale begins


  • Rowan County 4-H Wreath Sale
  • National 4-H Week
  • 1-31: County-wide service project will be held
  • Paper Clover Week at Tractor Supply.
  • 31: 4-H Plant Sale orders due


  • 2: South Central District Volunteer Leaders’ Association Fall Day (Rowan County)
  • 5: Kids Voting NC 4-H polling site open at the Extension office, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • 7: 4-H Plant Sale pick up
  •  4-H Wreath Sale orders due
  • 4-H Wreath Sale pick up