4-H Countywide Activities


Ozaukee County 4-H Activities are open to all youth in any 4-H Club. Some of the activities do have grade restrictions on them. Watch the “Harbinger” Newsletter closer to date of the activity for more information. You will also find more information and registration forms on the Forms Page.



NATIONAL 4-H WEEK: A week in October is set aside each year to recognize and promote 4-H across the country. Each year a theme highlights the week. Many of the clubs will have window displays or some special promotion of 4-H in their community. Clubs, leaders and members use this time to recruit members for the coming year. (First full week in October.)

THE HAUNT at THE VILLAGE: The largest fundraiser of the year is a haunted house set-up at Ozaukee County Pioneer Village for the public to attend. Youth and adult volunteers design and operate the Haunted House, meet new friends, and have a hauntingly good time.

COMMUNICATIONS FESTIVAL – A fun event that provides 4-H members with the opportunity to build on their public speaking skills. Members may choose to present a demonstration or illustrated talk, teaching, or speech (simple book reading, interpretive reading, group/ partner, original, impromptu). All 4-H Members, grades K5-13, are encouraged to participate.
Ozaukee County 4-H Communications Judges Rubrics/Critiques are located on the Forms page.
2020 Commication Fest Results

BOWL-A-THON This is an annual fund-raising event that provides significant financial support for the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation’s sponsorship of educational and leadership opportunities for adults and youth. The bowl-a-thon is held the third Sunday in January. Information and pledge forms are distributed to clubs in late fall; leaders encourage participation in this important fundraiser. Prizes are awarded to both individuals and groups in a number of different categories. There is also a traveling trophy awarded to the 4-H club raising the most pledges.

PINEWOOD DERBY – The 4-H Ambassadors sponsor a Pinewood Derby race to give 4-Hers an opportunity to craft and race a car in the competition. The Pinewood Derby encourages youth to apply science and engineering principles while creating an award-winning car.
2020 Pinewood Derby results

4-H DANCE – Each year the 4-H Leaders Association, along with the Older Youth Group, sponsors a 4-H dance as an evening of fun and fund raising. Proceeds from the refreshments sold at the dance are used to sponsor older youth attending 4-H opportunities such as Space Camp, Citizen Washington Focus, and American Spirit. Mr. and Miss Ozaukee 4-H and the 4-H Honor Court are a part of the evening festivities. A Dance-off is held for both the older and younger contestants and the moves are interesting.

BUNNY BREAKFAST – Bunny Breakfast is a fun-filled Easter activity geared for children 10 and under and is open to the public. The event includes a pancake breakfast, games, craft activities, photos with the Bunny, and is run by youth and adult volunteers.

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT – Each year 4-H clubs compete in a one-day countywide volleyball tournament. There is a senior and junior division. This is a 2 game double-elimination format. The Older Youth raise money by selling food throughout the tournament.

VARIETY SHOW – The annual 4-H Variety Show is held in Spring. It is open to all 4-H families and club members to share their creative talents. Entry areas include drama, novelty acts, vocal, instrumental, or dance performances. The show is planned and conducted by a countywide committee, which also holds auditions to select Variety Show participants. As part of the annual event, the 4-H International Committee conducts a raffle as its major fundraiser to sponsor participants in international travel programs.

CLOTHING REVUE – Members enrolled in clothing and clothes horse projects participate in modeling garments they have constructed. Garments are evaluated on the suitability of garments to the individual, general appearance, construction in relation to general appearance, and wearability. All youth that participates model their garment at style shows held during the Ozaukee County Fair.

NEW FAMILY FAIR PREVIEW DAY – Get help with record books, participate in practice judging sessions, learn about online entry process for exhibiting at the county fair, and enjoy hands-on fun.  All new 4-H families should plan to attend.

4-H CAMP – 4-H summer camp challenges members to try new activities, create craft items, and explore nature and have fun at campfires, swimming and theme programs. Members 3rd through 6th grade stay at Base Camp; the 4-H Outpost Adventure is an opportunity for 7th, 8th, and  9th graders to meet new challenges and develop outdoor skills. Youth 15 and older can apply to be camp resource staff and camp counselors. See the 4-H Summer Camp page for more information.

KICKBALL and SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – A kickball game (grades 3-7) and softball (grades 8-13) are enjoyed by club teams participating in this countywide activity. A trophy and ribbons are awarded to the winning team.

COUNTY FAIR – The Ozaukee County Fair is a great opportunity for 4-H members to display or exhibit the results of their year’s project work. The fair is a community activity, where people can see what 4-H members learn and make during the year. Exhibits are judged by the “face to face,” conference or Danish system, with ribbons awarded and premiums paid. Special “outstanding” ribbons are given to a select number of exhibits. 4-H members also participate in a variety of activities, demonstrations, sales/auctions, activity stations, and much more! The 4-H food stand (Clover Café) is run by 4-H families during the fair; this is a county-wide 4-H fundraiser to support the program throughout the year.

MR.AND MISS OZAUKEE 4-H CONTEST – Each year an outstanding boy and girl can be nominated by their local 4-H club to participate in the Mr/Miss Ozaukee 4-H contest at the County Fair. Throughout the year, these representatives help with promotional activities, act as emcees at the Variety Show, help present awards at the 4-H Leaders Recognition Banquet, and assist with various activities at County Fair and Open House.


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