4-H Information
2015 4-H Fair Logo
2015 4-H Fair Logo

Purdue Extension Elkhart County Calendar


4-H Events and Forms

10-year 4-H members

8-year & 9-year members

  • A letter was mailed to all current 12th graders regarding 8-year and 9-year tenure: download the letter


Fundraising Events

  • Hacienda Day Coupons - Goshen location (May), Elkhart location (October)


  • Cake Decoratinghas concluded
  • Foods Workshops - has concluded
  • Sewing Workshops - has concluded
  • Poster Workshop Sthele will be hosting a poster making workshop with tips and tricks for any project with a poster exhibit. Examples of what to do and what not to do will be shared. Feel free to bring your own poster project!
    • Wednesday, July 8 from 6pm to 7pm
    • Extension Office Conference Room (enter gate 2, the conference room is on the west side of the building)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Friends of 4-H Scholarship -- PDF or .doc
  • Goshen Health & Wellness Foundation of Elkhart County - has concluded
  • Junior/Senior Award - criteria and application PDF or .doc
  • Key Club Award Application - has concluded
  • Millie Christofeno Award application -- PDF or .doc
  • Purdue Club of Elkhart County - has concluded


  • 4-H Band - has concluded
  • 4-H Camp - has concluded
  • 4-H Chorus Application - has concluded
  • 4-H Round Up - has concluded
  • Citizenship Washington Focus - has concluded
  • Indiana 4-H Youth & Adult Congress
  • Indiana/Poland Exchange application
  • National 4-H Dairy Conference - has concluded
  • State 4-H Junior Leader Conference - has concluded
  • Youth Science Workshop - has concluded



4-H Volunteer Information



4-H Livestock Information

Entering Livestock Exhibits for Fair

The FairEntry system is ready for families to register their animals for exhibition at the fair. Please complete this process by July 1.

Poultry Club Member Posters

The Extension Office will be printing one (1) poultry poster per member for display during the fair. An email was sent to all Poultry Club members with the information you need. The two attachments sent in the email are available for download:

4-H Animal ID

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. More information is available "here."

PQA for 4-H Youth

All 4-H youth who plan to show a pig at the Elkhart County 4-H fair will once again need to complete a PQA training course.

4-H Dairy Youth Academy

Attention all 4-H Dairy Youth! Apply to participate in a State-Wide leadership opportunity based on learning more about the Dairy Industry. The 4-H Dairy Youth Academy team invites all youth that will be in grades 10-12 in the fall of this year to apply. We are limiting the participation state-wide to 14 youth. Contact Robert Kelly with any questions.



4-H Information

New to 4-H? Download a copy of our Elkhart County 4-H Handbook. It's full of information you want to know!

Mini 4-H (grades 1 and 2)

Online enrollment is open September 1 through January 15. Paper enrollment is available until June 1.

Traditional 4-H (grades 3-12)

Online enrollment is open September 1 through January 15. Paper enrollment is available until June 1.

4-H Ensemble Newsletters



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

Information you may find helpful to prepare for the fair.


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