4-H Summer Opportunities


Looking for some fun youth activities this summer? Look no farther than Carter County 4-H. With a wide range of activities there’s something to spark everyone’s attention. Space is limited for all programs so call the Extension Office at 474-6686 to register and request registration forms. All events will be at the Carter County Extension Office unless otherwise noted. 

Cloverbud Explorer Day – June 27 from 8:30-4:30 – The Explorer Day is open to current 4-H members who have just finished Kindergarten through the third grade. 4-H members will explore a variety of 4-H topics including gardening, sewing, crafts, cooking, insects and more. Registration deadline June 26.  

Kids Can Cook – July 16 from 9:00-3:00 – Come learn new culinary techniques. Open to all Carter County youth ages 6 and up.  Register by July 5.  

State Egg Demonstration & Chicken BBQ Contest – July 27- Show off your cooking or grilling skills! Contest will be held in Richmond and is open to all 4-H members ages 9 and up. The winners in the senior division will advance to the National 4-H Poultry Contest.  Register by July 17.

District Lawn Mower & Tractor Driving Contest – July 29 at 11:00 at Greenup County Extension Office – Show off your driving skills through the 4-H course! Open to all 4-H members ages 9 and up for lawn mowers and ages 12 and up for tractors. Register by July 26. 

Craft Day Camp – August 1 from 9:30-4:00 – Paper crafting, candle making, sand art, embroidery, bead crafts, and much more! Open to all Carter County youth ages 9 and up. Register by July 5th. Cost is $5.  

County Fair Exhibit Hall – Entries will be accepted from all Carter County residents on Sunday, August 11 from 2:30-5:00.  Categories will be posted online atwww.cartercountyfair.org/.  The Exhibit Hall will be open nightly during the Fair for viewing, August 12-16.

County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Shows & Auction – August 12 – Stop by the fair to see our hardworking 4-H and FFA members with their beef, sheep, swine, goat, rabbit, and chicken projects. 

For more information about these and other 4-H programs contact the Carter County Extension Office. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.


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