4-H Contests & Events

Pre-Fair Contests

  • Bicycle Road-E-O - Show off your bicycle skills & knowledge!  Date:  Usually late May or early June.  Open to all Hall County 4-H'ers, age 5-18; pre-registration is required.  Contact Megan (308) 385-5088 for more information.
  • Online Horticulture Judging Contest - Available in June 2019.

    It is composed of three parts; general knowledge questions, plant part and seed identification, as well as a judging portion. It is open to all 4-H youth, as well as adults. Study Materials for the Online Horticulture Judging Contest and the State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest held during State Fair are the same and they can be found at:  http://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/plant-science/horticulture-id.  (No study materials are to be used while taking the test.) If you have questions feel free to contact Elizabeth Killinger at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu or 308-385-5088.

  • Ice Cream Roll (info & recipes) - Date: late June or early July, at the Fonner Park Cafe at Fonner Park. 4-H’ers enrolled in the Cooking 101 or Making Food for Me (Clover Kids) projects may participate in the Ice Cream Roll. Call the Extension Office to pre-register and reserve a time. Starting times are every half hour from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Arrive at the time slot you have selected to begin measuring, mixing and rolling.
  • Culinary Challenge - Date: late June or early July, at the Fonner Park Cafe at Fonner Park.  The contest is open to any 4-H member enrolled in a Foods project.  Each exhibit will consist of a theme (4-H member’s choice), a menu card, one food item prepared from the menu, recipe for the prepared food item, one or two place settings and a centerpiece.  Call the Extension Office to pre-register.  Please call Cami at (308) 385-5088 if you have any questions or can help at the event.

Hall County 4-H Fine Arts Night

(A Combination of Speech & Talent Contests)

Date:  Spring 2019

Excited about 4-H? Express yourself verbally through the 4-H Public Speaking Contest or perform a talent at the 4-H Fine Arts Night. Youth have the opportunity to write a Speech or a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that incorporates the topic of 4-H and deliver it to an audience.  The 4-H Public Speaking Contest helps youth develop skills for communicating about current issues to real audiences, learn how to organize and prepare a speech, develop speech delivery skills, learn how to present themselves to others, and develop self-confidence.

For questions or more information, contact Megan at (308) 385-5088.

Shooting Sports

Hall County 4-H offers many different disciplines with certified 4-H Shooting Sports leaders.  Check out all of the upcoming Hall County Shooting Sports events & leader information (coming Spring 2019).  All Hall County 4-H members who participate in practices and competitions must have completed the parental authorization in 4-H Online.  If you have any questions, please call the Extension office at (308) 385-5088.

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Program - State Shooting Sports Schedule

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