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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!







  • Rowan County 4-H Dairy Heifer Project registration is open
  • 4-H Summer Fun programs
  • 5: AIRE applications due
  • 17: District Activity Day, Rowan County (South Rowan High School)
  • 21-22: NC 4-H Citizenship Focus
  • 25-June 30: 4-H Camp at Millstone 4-H Camp in Ellerbe, NC


  • 4-H Summer Fun programs
  • 3: Deadline to register for Rowan County 4-H Dairy Heifer Project
  • 5-9: NC 4-H Horse Show & Artistic Expression
  • 11-13: NC 4-H Electric Congress
  • 16-21: Fur, Fish & Game Rendezvous at Millstone 4-H Camp
  • 18: NC 4-H Avian Bowl competition
  • 19: NC 4-H Poultry Judging competition
  • 21-25: NC 4-H Congress
  • 21: State 4-H Presentation Finals


  • 4-H Summer Fun programs
  • YouthVoice
  • 22: Rowan County 4-H Volunteer Annual Training


  • 1: 4-H Plant Sale begins
  • 5: 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)!
  • 8: Registration due for the 2023 Egg-cellent Egg Contest. Click here to learn more & to register.
  • 15: Registration due for NC State Fair 4-H competitions. Click here for all details & registration link.
  • 17: Drop off registered fair entries at the Rowan County Fair from 1-5 p.m.
  • 18-23: Rowan County Fair
  • 18: Rowan County Fair 4-H Layer & Broiler Project Shows
  • 23: Rowan County Fair Jr. Dairy Show (where those doing the 4-H Dairy Heifer Project are showing)
  • 24: Pick up fair entries in the Exhibit Hall at the Rowan County Fair from 2-4 p.m.
  • 28-October 1: 4-H Volunteer Conference of Southern States in Georgia (for 4-H volunteers who have pre-registered)
  • 29: 4-H competition entries for the NC State Fair due to the Rowan 4-H office
  • 30: State Shooting Sports Tournament in Ellerbe, NC
  • 30: National 4-H Dairy Judging competition at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 2023 Wreath Sale begins. Order at



  • 2: 4-H Plant Sale pick up
  • 4: South Central District Volunteer Leaders’ Association Fall Day (Lee County)
  • 6: 4-H Wreath Sale orders due. Order at
  • 7: 2023 Kids Voting NC 4-H polling site open at the Extension office, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • 14-17: National Poultry & Egg Conference (Egg Cookery competition)
  • 28: 4-H Wreath Sale pick up


January 2024

11: 2023 4-H Project Record Books & Portfolios due

27: 4-H Achievement Plans & Rowan County 4-H’er of the Year Award Applications due