We offer an expansive and diverse range of projects to complete for 4-H! We offer select workshops for certain projects to better educate and round out youths' 4-H experience. Workshops will be listed on the Facebook events page and in the Marion County Weekly Update as they are scheduled. If you have a question about a project, please call the county office at 317-275-9305

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Marion County 4-H Projects:

Aerospace

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Aerospace

Animal Fever

Not entered on FairEntry.com

Beef

  • Marion County does not have a Beef Show at the county fair. If you are interested in showing beef animals you may enroll in the beef project in a neighboring county. Please contact the extension office with questions.

Beef Poster

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Beef Poster

Beekeeping

Department: Ag Hort (State Projects) Division: Beekeeping

Bicycle

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Bicycle

Bowling

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Bowling

Cake Decorating

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Cake Decorating

Cat Poster

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Cat Poster

Ceramics

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Ceramics

Child Development

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Child Development

Collections

Community Service (Project Requirements)

Computer

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Computer

Consumer Clothing

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Consumer Clothing

Create with a mix

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Foods- Create With a Mix

Creative Writing

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Creative Writing

Dog 

Department: Dog Divisions: Agility, Obedience, Showmanship

Dog Poster

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Dog Poster

Electric

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Electric

Entomology

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Entomology

Fine Arts (includes the following categories)

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Crafts Class: Fine Arts

*Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Computer Arts

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Miscellaneous
  • Computer *
  • Craft Card

Floriculture

Department: Ag Hort (State Projects) Division: Floriculture

Foods

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Foods, Baked

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Foods, Preserved

Forestry

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Forestry

Garden 

Department: Ag Hort (State Projects) Division: Garden

  • Garden Vegetables and Herbs do not have to qualify at county fair to be exhibited at state fair. Sign up for state fair will be available at county fair check in or contact the county office. Please make sure to enroll in the garden project to be eligible for fair entry. State Fair Entry Book
  • 4-H Garden Publication 4-H 970-W (Useful information including vegetable exhibit guidelines.)

Genealogy

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Genealogy

Geology

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Geology

Gift Wrapping

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Gift Wrapping

Goats

  • Not a Marion County 4-H project, but traditionally an open class goat show with a division for 4-H aged youth is offered at the Marion County Fair. Contact the county office for information about enrolling in the goat project in a neighboring county.

Goat Poster

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Goat Poster

Health

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Health

Home Environment

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Home Environment

Horse & Pony

Department: Horse Divisions: Contesting, Western, English

Horse and Pony Poster

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Horse

Indiana Heritage

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Indiana Heritage

Junior Leader Resume

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Jr. Leaders

Latch hook

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Latch hook

Leather Craft

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Leather Craft

Lego (project requirements)

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Lego

Llama Poster

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Llama/Alpaca 

Macrame

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Macrame

Microwave

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Foods- Microwave

Misc. Crafts

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Misc. Crafts

Models

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Crafts Class: Model Craft

  • New in 2018 include instructions for model kit with your craft card
  • Craft Card

Needlecraft

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Crafts Class: Needle Craft

Pigeon Poster

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Pigeon Poster

Photography

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Photography

Pottery

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Pottery

Poultry

Department: Poultry

Poultry Poster and Poultry Science Exhibit

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Poultry Poster or Display

4-H Promotion Project

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Promoting 4-H Poster (this is used for all media types)

Rabbit

  • In Marion County rabbits can be shown as part of the small animal show at the fair. A member may also show rabbits at the state fair, please contact the county office for details about how to register your animals. Please be sure to enroll in the rabbit project if you plan on showing at the state fair and small animals to show at the county fair. 

Rabbit Poster

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Rabbit Poster

Reading for Fun

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Reading for Fun

Recycled Craft

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Recycled Crafts

Robotics - (Technology and Robotics)

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Technology

Scarecrow

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Scarecrow

Seasonal Decoration

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Seasonal Decoration

Sewing

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Sewing Construction

Sheep

  • Not a Marion County 4-H project. Contact the county office for information about enrolling in the sheep project in a neighboring county.

Sheep Poster

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Sheep Poster

Shooting Sports 

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Shooting Sports Education

Small Animals

Department: Small Animals Division: Small Animal Show

Small Animal Poster

Department: Small Animals Division: Small Animal Poster

Small Engines

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Small Engines

Soil & Water Science

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Soil and Water Science

Sports Poster

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Sports Poster

Sportfishing

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Sport Fishing

Swine

  • Not a Marion County 4-H project due to zoning. Contact the county office for information about enrolling in the swine project in a neighboring county.

Swine Poster

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Swine Poster

Veterinary Science

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Veterinary Science

Wearable Art

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Wearable Art

Weather & Climate Science

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Weather and Climate Science

Wildlife

Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Wildlife

Woodcraft

Department: (County) Exhibit Hall Division: Arts and Crafts- Woodcraft

Wood Science (Woodworking) 

 Department: Exhibit Hall (State Projects) Division: Woodworking