Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Purdue Extension Elkhart County Event Calendar


4-H General Information

The 2018 4-H Handbook is available here!

It's full of information you want to know! So stay tuned!

Mini 4-H (grades K-2)

Traditional 4-H (grades 3-12)

4-H Ensemble Newsletters

4-H Exhibit Check-in Calendar


4-H Events and Forms


  • Fashion Revue
    • Friday, July 13th at NorthWood High School Auditorium in Nappanee, IN will be judging day. The Public Show will be Saturday, July 14th at 7pm also at NorthWood High School. 
    • Fashion Revue Newsletter - Registration form included inside!
    • Commentary Sheet

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2018 Friends of 4-H Scholarship Application - PDF
  • 2018 Scholarship Packet - PDF
  • Scholarship Help Book - PDF


  • 4-H Trips Slideshow - This slideshow offers in depth information for 16 State/National Trips that are also offered in our 4-H program! If interested in any of these opportunities, please contact your club leader or an Extension Educator. 

Member Tenure Information

  • 10-year members 
    • Letters will be mailed to 12th graders regarding 10-year status. 
    • Check to see if your name is on the list. If your name is not listed and you feel it should be, contact the office at 574-533-0554.
  • 8-year and 9-year members
    • Letters will be mailed to 12th graders regarding 8-year and 9-year status. 
    • Check to see if your name is on the list. If your name is not listed and you feel it should be, contact the office at 574-533-0554.


4-H Volunteer Information

Youth Safety and Reporting Child Abuse Training Instructions 
**This is a mandatory training for all volunteers. This training certifies you for 24 months. If you completed this in 2016 when we first instituted it, you will be required to complete it again in 2018.** 

Livestock Volunteer & Advisory Board Training Information

Club Forms

  • Club Information Sheets - download the instructions and the fillable form
  • Financial Activity Report - PDF or .doc
  • 4-H Manual Order Form - PDF or Excel
  • Building Supervision
    • Shift Report - PDF or .docx
    • Instructions for Clubs - form
    • Duties & Responsibilities - form

Information for Returning Volunteers - you need to enroll in the 4HOnline system, here are some documents you will need:

Nomination Forms

  • Junior/Senior 2018 Award nomination form - PDF
  • Millie Christofeno Award nomination form - PDF
  • 4-H Family of the Year nomination form - PDF
  • 4-H Leader of the Day nomination form - PDF

Fair Information

Fundraising Events


4-H Livestock Information

Premise ID

  • All 4-H livestock youth are required to obtain a premise ID from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH).
  • Visit BOAH's FAQ page for more details.
  • Obtain a Premise ID from BOAH by visiting their website at http://www.in.gov/boah/2642.htm

Animal ID: 4HOnline

  • In order for your animal to be eligible to show at the Elkhart County 4-H fair and/or the Indiana State Fair, your animal needs to be identified on the 4HOnline database. 

YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

  • All 4-H Youth who are enrolled in the following projects have to complete the program in order to show at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair and/or the Indiana State Fair: Beef, Dairy, Dairy Feeder, Goats, Lambs, Poultry, Rabbits, and Swine.  All training needs to be complete by May 15, 2018.  Online training is $12.00 and In-person training is $3.00. Registration for both Online and In-person training will need to be completed at http://yqca.org  

FairEntry: Registering Livestock Exhibits

4-H Livestock Events for You

  • Northern Indiana 4-H Dairy Workshop - has concluded
  • Indiana Dairy Youth Conference - has concluded
  • 4-H Dairy Youth Academy - application and brochure
  • 4-H Dairy Foods Team - Information coming in May 2018

Jr. Livestock Advisory Board

Vaccination Forms

Livestock Skill A Thon

Dairy Foods Team

Information will be available in May 2018


Elkhart County 4-H Fair    533-FAIR (3247)

Information you may find helpful to prepare for the fair.

  • 2018 Elkhart County 4-H Fair is July 20-28
  • Fair information - visit the fair website at http://www.4hfair.org