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


  • Performing Arts, Public Speaking and Demonstration (PPD) Contest
    • More information TBA
  • Fashion Revue
    • More information TBA

Project Workshops

  • These will be added as they are scheduled. 

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2018 Scholarship Packet - PDF
  • Scholarship Help Book - PDF
  • Scholarship Workshop Dates - 
    • Monday, October 23rd, 2017 7pm Ag Hall
    • Monday, November 20th, 2017 7pm Ag Hall
    • Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 11am Ag Hall


  • 4-H Camp  
    • June 3-5, 2018
  • 4-H Round Up
  • 4-H Academy 
  • 4-H Band
  • 4-H Chorus
  • State Junior Leader Conference
  • 4-H Exhibit Hall Worker
  • Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference
  • Citizenship Washington Focus
  • 4-H Congress

Member Tenure Information

  • 10-year members 
    • Letters will be mailed to 12th graders regarding 10-year status. Download the letter and registration.
    • 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. Download the letter.
    • 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

  • Round-Up 2018 - PDF
  • Junior/Senior 2018 Award nomination form - PDF
  • Millie Christofeno Award nomination form - PDF or .docx
  • 4-H Family of the Year nomination form - PDF or .doc
  • 4-H Leader of the Day nomination form - PDF or .doc

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. 

PQA - Pork Quality Assurance

  • All 4-H Youth who plan to show a pig at the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair need to be PQA certified.

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 - schedule 

Jr. Livestock Advisory Board

Vaccination Forms

Livestock Skill A Thon

Dairy Foods Team


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

Information you may find helpful to prepare for the fair.

  • 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair is July 21-29
  • Fair information - visit the fair website at http://www.4hfair.org