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Event Descriptions


  • Day Camp held in June at Charles County Fairgrounds, for kids ages 8-18
  • Overnight Camp held in July at Western MD 4-H Educational Center for kids ages 8-18
  • Clover Days held in August for kids ages 5-7

Charles County Fair

  • Held mid-September, where a completetion of all 4-H projects come together.  Enjoy the fair, while visiting the 4-H building and the animal barns to view the exhibits and observe some of the 4-H events taking place by our members.

Fashion Revue

  • You may either sew an outfit or purchase a new or second-time-around outfit from stores and then model it at the County Fashion Revue.
  • Classes are Formal Wear, Active Wear, Tailored, Separates, Regular Wear, Costumes, Creative Choice, Outer Wear, and Ready to Wear.
  • Four age divisions in each class: Clover, Junior, Intermediates and Senior.

Horse Events 

  • Horse Judging: No touching the animals. Judge them on conformation and performance. Contests held on County, State and National levels
  • Hippology: Judge horses, complete a written test and a lab test.
  • Horse Bowl: Questions are asked and you buzz in to answer. Just like "It's Academic." Contests held on County, State and National levels. County Practices begin in Sept/October and finish up at State competition in April.
  • Public Speaking.
  • Nationals are held in Kentucky.
  • Demonstration: Pick an area or topic of interest to you and present a demonstration on "how to."

Livestock Judging

  • Three teams (junior, intermediate and seniors) go to State.
  • Seniors can be selected to represent State at Nationals.
  • Event is held at County Fair.
  • Oral Reasons must be given.

Poultry Judging

Project Day

  • Enjoy hands-on activities for all 4-H'ers.  Select an old favorite project to do or try something new. Held in March at the Charles County Fairgrounds.

Rabbit Judging

  • Individual or Team.
  • No National Contest for this one.


  • Build an understanding of basic science concepts related to robotics
  • Apply the processes of scientific inquiry and engineering design
  • Build skills in science, engineering and technology
  • Use the tools of technology to enhance their learning
  • Explore related careers in these fields
  • Apply the skills and knowledge they are developing to new challenges.

Sewing Workshops

  • Enhance sewing skills or learn new ones.
  • Hands on training in cutting your project out from a pattern, selecting a pattern and using a machine.

Southern Maryland Spring Show

  • Held at the Charles County Fairgrounds in early June.

Call the 4-H office for additional information. (301) 934-5403 or (301) 753-8195. All scheduled events are subject to change, call the office for exact dates/times/locations.

For more information, contact Bonnie Boyden.

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